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Discussion in 'Video playback problems' started by mcquicker, Nov 4, 2002.

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  1. mcquicker

    mcquicker Guest

    I asked in a previous thread about an error I received when I try to play a DVD.

    It reads: "DVD Copy Protection Initialization Failed"

    The thread has not received any answer, and I wonder if this is a unique problem, although I doubt it.

    My system is a PIII-1GHz with 512 of RAM and lots of HD space; PC-DVD 12X, on WIN ME, ATI Radeon VE Graphics card; and WinTV tuner card.

    Any help will be greatly appreciated...

    Thanks in advance...
     
  2. dRD

    dRD I hate titles Staff Member

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    Umh.. What do you mean? You put a DVD into DVD-ROM drive, launch WinDVD and press Play and you get the error, or...?
     
  3. mcquicker

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    That is exactly what happens. I put the DVD in the DVD-ROM player (PC-DVD from Creative Labs) and I get the error. It happens with all the DVD's, so it is not a problem unique to that particular title.

     
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    This seems to -- according to the newsgroups -- be a problem with ATI's TV-out drivers. The ATI drivers don't allow pushing out Macrovision encrypted video, which your DVD obviously is (as 99% of movies are). Try to disable the TV-out feature on your card's drivers and see if that helps.
     
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    To specify further -- the problem seems to be actually with the fact that you have ATI's own DVD player software installed and setup so that it opens up by default. Remove/uninstall that and see if it helps and use real DVD player tools in the future (read: WinDVD or PowerDVD).
     
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    hi... i am new in this whole stuff about codec etc. I 'd lyk 2 know wut 2 dowhen i download a movie tmd... i tried the site tmdmoviez.com buti couldn't download anything... can someone help me?
     
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    XMaGnUsX; I say this once and nicely: Read the rules or get banned.
     
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    Well, it seems it was the ATI software, because when I upgraded, the problem disappeared.

    Thanks for the help. Life should be so simple. :)

    P
     
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    np :)
     
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