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Trying again DVD'S wont play

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by telecom69, Apr 14, 2004.

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  1. telecom69

    telecom69 Gone but never forgotten Thread Starter

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    Out of 8 Dvd's bought in the shops (so not copies) only 3 will play,they do not show if I right click on my computer,I have Power DVD and windows media player on the computer and neither will play them,has anyone any ideas I might try O/S is XP
     
  2. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Hiya

    Go to Control Panel | System. Device manager. Under CDROM/DVDROM, look for the name of your drive. Rightclick on it and choose Properties.
    Click the Settings tab and untick DMA, apply and OK

    If its already unchecked, see if checking it will help.

    Regards

    eddie
     
  3. telecom69

    telecom69 Gone but never forgotten Thread Starter

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    Ok eddie,(long time no speak lol) thanks for your suggestion,will have to try that a bit later in the day as its a friends computer and will not have access to it until later but will let you know what the result is

    Ps sorry that Bradford are getting relegated,but looks very likely that Walsall are going to join them now :D
     
  4. gotrootdude

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    Could also be the region settings on the DVD drive....
     
  5. telecom69

    telecom69 Gone but never forgotten Thread Starter

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    Where can I find those please,never done this before
     
  6. telecom69

    telecom69 Gone but never forgotten Thread Starter

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    I tried finally what you said Eddie but they still dont play,cant understand why some will and others wont
     
  7. Elvandil

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    Open Device Manager and right-click your DVD drive under DVD/CD-ROM Drives, Properties, DVD Region tab. Be sure your region choice is correct (you can only change this 5 times so be careful not to use up all your turns :D).
     
  8. telecom69

    telecom69 Gone but never forgotten Thread Starter

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    Hi Elvandil thanks for your help,I cant find that DVD region tab that you mentioned.....
     
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    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Maybe if we move you to hardware ;)
     
  11. n2gun

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    In Windows Media Player try this- click Tools>Options>file types and see if all the video file types are checked.
     
  12. telecom69

    telecom69 Gone but never forgotten Thread Starter

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    Hi Candy,Well its worth a try if you will do that,technically speaking I suppose it is the hardware thats the problem,thanks for the suggestion...take care :)
     
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    telecom69 Gone but never forgotten Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the link Eddie there is a lot of info there,will let you know IF I eventually crack it :)
     
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    telecom69 Gone but never forgotten Thread Starter

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    n2gun,Thanks for your input,they were all checked still no joy at the moment....but pressing on :)
     
  15. Massacher

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    hi

    i am having a somewhat similar problem as telecom69.

    some DVDs play and others won't. for example, Wrong Turn plays but my Buffy and Angel DVDs won't. specifically disc 6 of Buffy Season 2 and disc 1 of Angel Season 3. and this is strange since i have played these discs many times before but today when i tried to play them they don't play, why?

    also my drive can read DVD data discs, eg, DVDPP (DVD Powerplay) discs. which is a cover mount found on PCPP magazine.

    it can also read CDs. all types (data, music, VCD, etc).

    my system specs (including my DVD drive) are:

    Windows 98 (4.10, Build 2222) B
    AMD Duron Processor, MMX, 3DNow, 700MHz
    128MB RAM
    TNT2 w/ 32MB RAM
    LG CDRW/DVD combo drive HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4320B (32x10x40x 16x DVD)
    DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0b (4.09.0000.0902)

    i am using Firmware revision 1.00

    i have done a scan for spyware, adware and viruses and there r none. so i can rule out an infection.

    i have DMA mode turned on. i have turned it off to see if that helps but it doesn't play DVD discs at the correct speed when i do that so i have to have it on.

    here is a screencap of the other settings in system properties of my drive:

    [​IMG]

    i have looked on the LG website for an updated firmware for my drive but they don't have one :(
     
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