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**unable to read DVD disc**

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by prophercer, Feb 12, 2007.

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  1. prophercer

    prophercer Thread Starter

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    Hi

    My cd rom is SONY DVD ROM 1621. i have been using this ROM to see VCD, MP3 without having problems, but recently i reliase i can't read some DVD movies. its say INCORRECT FUNCTION.

    i heard of people saying a DVD enconder is needed. so i download
    MICROSOFT WINDOWS XP VIDEO DECODER CHECKUP UTILITY (DECCHECK.EXE) to check whether the decoder is suitable and it turn out as i had a decoder as GPL MPEG 1/2 decoder and it was not suitable

    i wonder what should i do in order to view all kinds of DVD.Tks in advance if anyone can help
     
  2. bonk

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    Try this trial PowerDVD

    see if it works
     
  3. bonk

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    You wouldn't be using Roxio by any chance?
     
  4. prophercer

    prophercer Thread Starter

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    what is Roxio
     
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    i am not using any Roxio. this is my first time playing DVD. i don even have a DVD player. i just hope i can read all DVD movies
     
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    prophercer Thread Starter

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    may i know what is the power DVD for?? i thought Window media player can play DVD ??
     
  8. bonk

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    Yes it can play most DVDs but not all....PowerDVD is a DVD player like WMP ...I was just testing to see if the ones that wouldn't play in WMP played in PowerDVD....it is only a trial player and you can uninstall after the test...
     
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    i tested and that particular DVD disc still can't be played on PowerDVD, i try that particular DVD on my DVD player instead and it can be play. it mean the DVD disc is working. but not working on my DVD CD ROM
     
  10. prophercer

    prophercer Thread Starter

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    omg...powerDVD say thats it does not support the format of that particular DVD movie.
     
  11. prophercer

    prophercer Thread Starter

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    but why would my DVD player able to play all types of DVD movies but not my DVD CD ROM
     
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    DVD players are made for the job.....but still some won't play some DVDs

    You PC it's a bit more critical....one PC will play one and another one won't...it's down to the drive inquestion and what decoders are installed but mostly the drive on the PC.
     
  13. prophercer

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    then what should i do now
     
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    Have you played the DVDs you are trying before on that PC.......but now they won,t work
     
  15. prophercer

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    no. i have never play before those DVDs on that pc
     
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