Originally Posted by 4P_Bulldozer
@(almost)Everyone: It used to work, then it broke. He doesn't need new Codecs or a new Player he needs to fix what broke.
This doesnt account for new codec's when they are released for updated DVD Encryption. Which is why codec packs are updated often to account for the new encryption. Thus allowing the DVD to play again properly. All with the simple install of a codec pack. Of all of the time I have seen this question, 95% of them were just as simple as installing codec packs or updating VLC cause the encryption was newer than the system could handle.
Of all the times less than 5% were anything other than codec which would include hardware or drive failure.
It could also be the DVD Region Coding as well. Which is why I asked. People dont seem to know or understand that if you region code your DVD player that you cant play any and all disks. Which could be the case as well. Just saying "it worked and now it dont" doesnt mean jack. A system just doesnt stop working for no reason.
What was downloaded? What has been installed since it was working? What websites have been gone to? Is it an infection?
So it can be far more than just a dust build up or drive failure. Most of the time it is codecs though which is why everyone jumped there, including myself cause that is the cause more times than not.