DVD will play on player but not on PC

07-05-2005 12:53 AM

I burned a DVD and it will play on my player but not on my DVD drive. What do I do? If I install a Codec, does this make it so that the DVD drive will read the disk? When I put the disk in, it just say insert disk, like it does’nt have one in there. Help please. reply


07-06-2005 07:46 PM
8 posts

are you sure you dint burn out your drive if it worked before reply


07-09-2005 12:28 PM

you MUST have an MPEG2 codec installed, as well as a DVD navigator. You would also need to have the ability to hear mp2 and ac-3 files. Those are the normal audio formats for DVD. Give Dscaler a shot, or the Moonlight-Elecrd mpeg decoders, really high quality, and quick too. The Navigator comes with Windows, butyou can always update that as well. A suggestion, NEVER, EVER use the codec paks, they will create a mess.

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07-09-2005 02:10 PM

Hi, I installed power DVD and it will play a DVD now, but not the ones that I burn. Also neither one of my drives will even detect the disc that I am putting in it , wether it is to save data or play run the files on the disc. reply


07-17-2005 08:09 AM

I am having the same problem. Put a disc in the drive, click on My Computer and a blank “My Computer” window opens and stays there. When I eject the disc the window opens properly.

I took the same discs to a friends and they played first time on his. Also it cannot be the drive because I have 2 fitted, 1 player and 1 a re-writer and it is the same in both.

PLEASE HELP!!! reply


08-03-2005 01:42 PM
1,580 posts

(to gustifus)
This may sound like a very strange suggestion, but have you tried switching media brand? Usually your dvd burner manual will have a list of recommended dvd+/-r/w brands to work with. It’s worth a shot. reply


08-10-2005 09:23 AM

I have just encountered the same problem. A DVD that will play on my player but not on my PC. It is not recognized as a readable medium. It only applies to this one DVD (which is a purchased copy). Is it possible that someone has come up with a format that is designed not to play on PCs to inhibit people ripping them? I sure hope not. reply


08-10-2005 11:58 AM

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