1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

I 'm going crazy

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by goffster, Jan 16, 2005.

  1. goffster

    goffster Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2005
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    11
    Hi. I have what I belive to be just your standard dvd player in my computer. So, this friend of mine is into the whole, let me back up every dvd that I own thing. Being the wonderful person that he is, he lets me, on ocation, borrow one of these backed up dvds of his. But, for some strange resone my computers dvd player will NOT play a burnt dvd. Can some one PLEASE tell me why. Is it simply my player, or is there some strange codec or driver that I need? PLEAES PLEASE HELP!!

     
  2. flip218

    flip218 Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2004
    Messages:
    8,344
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    116
    are you sure you have a dvd-rom? and not a cd-rom or cd burner?

    If you do have a dvd-rom what program are you using to play them? PowerDVD, WinDVD, etc ...?
     
  3. SurfDude

    SurfDude Member

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2004
    Messages:
    84
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    After made sure you have a DVD-ROM, check if your DVD-ROM is compatible with the media
     
  4. goffster

    goffster Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2005
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    11
    Yes, I do have a dvd rom, and I use real player to play dvds. How do I check if my dvd rom is compatible with the media? Oh...and by the way....when I put the dvd in and go to My computer, it doesnt even show that there is any sort of disk in the drive at all.
     
  5. mimesis

    mimesis Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2005
    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    11
    I have this same problem and was told that it's because the media (disks) are cheap. I was told that if i use maxell or a japanese disk that they would most likely read in my PC drive. The reason i was asking is because i would like to back-up some of my back-ups.
     
  6. flip218

    flip218 Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2004
    Messages:
    8,344
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    116
    can you play original dvds?
     
  7. SurfDude

    SurfDude Member

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2004
    Messages:
    84
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    In your DVD Drive should say +R -R +/-R or DL
    then check the media, if just say +R you can't play/burn anything but +R and so on. If is +/-R you can play both. you can check by downloading a program I belive is DVDINFO.com
     
  8. hursty

    hursty Active member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2004
    Messages:
    4,618
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    66
    you can use nero info tool
    or alcohol 120 cd/dvd manager
    they will scan you drives and tell you what media they support
     

Share This Page