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Old 11-07-2003, 12:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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just want to know if anyone can clear something up for me I have an artec 16X DVD drive the problem I have is that it will not recognise DVD's but will play data and audio cds with out a problem checked all cables bios seen as a DVD player, everything seems ok OS win 2000 sp4. My way of thinking is thatr its dead but just find it highly confounding why it will detect cd's but not DVD's any feed back will be greatly recieved.
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Old 11-07-2003, 02:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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what dvd player software do you use? have you tried another player? What OS?

tried different dvd? does it display an error message?

hope this can lead to slove your problem
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Old 11-07-2003, 04:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Go to

http://www.videolan.org

Download their VLC player,, it is FREE ,,open source and runs MPEG 1/2 DivX, DVD, SVCD.....

plus does streaming,,

Usually,, in this error ,, there is a big chance it is a software coding problem to recogniZe,,,

before you slam dunk that sucker, check it out!

cheers,
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Old 11-07-2003, 10:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
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This may sound stupid, but do you have the right drivers installed for it?
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Old 11-08-2003, 07:50 AM   #5 (permalink)
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maybe if it doesn't read DVD's even with good software it might be the DVD reading lasers that's the problem - a DVD drive has a laser for reading DVD's and one for reading CD's
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Old 11-08-2003, 11:53 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Cheers for the replys but I think apokalipse has it as the drive dosent even recognise DVD disks when you have one in the drive I thoufght as much and it does me a favour in a way means I get to buy a DVD writer to take it's place
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if you get a DVD burner, get one from Pioneer
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