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Trouble playing DVDs on Laptop

Q: Trouble playing DVDs on Laptop

In the past I have been able to play DVDs on my laptop with no problems. Then suddenly I am now getting the following message every time I try to play a DVD.

Windows Media Player cannot play the DVD because a compatible DVD decoder is not installed on your computer.

My D Drive recogonizes the DVD and can read it to tell me what it is but just won't play it.

I did some reading and then downloaded the free version of DivX and still can't get it to play.

any idea what might be wrong!!


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A:Trouble playing DVDs

hi there!
First of all, iam just a member who uses this forum since today. I will provide some information that might help with your problems, though note that iam not a professional and that i cant and wont give you a 100% secure solution! I will just try my best!

Reading through your post I think you have already reinstalled vista, so there shouldne be any unsaved personal files on you pc. If not, save them somewhere else if you can.

Getting drivers back for a laptop can be quite a hazard. First you should check the toshiba site and get all the help and drivers you can for you laptop!

If you still miss some functions, I would get drivermax. Its a programm that compares your drivers with the drivers from other people on the net. drivermax will upload your profile to its servers and it will upload any drivers, which are newer than the ones in their database.
Also you can check for the newest drivers for your hardware via drivermax and download them from their database, note that downloads are limited if you are a free member! The limit is 2 per day!

I personally use the software to check for new drivers and then, if I cant find them on the net myself (ie nVidia and ATI drivers are easy to find) I use drivermax.

Another nice thing about the software is that you can export copys of all your drivers from you pc, so you can easily import them with drivermax after a reinstall.

Hope the information helped a little!

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Is this just a DVD player or do CDs work in that Drive?
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A:No Audio while playing DVDs

I see on that report you have a Roxio driver on your machin CDralW2k, Cdr4_2k
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A:Problems playing DVDs

What software are you using. That sounds like some kind of digital rights managment, copyright protection yadda yadda yadda interfering with your ability to use the computer you paid your money for, and that someone should be compensating you financially for depriving you of the use of that hardware.


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A:BSOD when playing DVDs

Quote: Originally Posted by basitr846

Hi, I have a strange problem when playing DVDs in my PC running Windows 7 (32-bit).
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* Zip up the copy.
* Attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.
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Yes, the codecs cost money.

You might try the VLC Player.
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A:Trouble burning CDs / DVDs

May you avoid to interfere in hardware...

Originally Posted by voncreme

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A:Audio problems playing DVDs

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1. Make sure the DVDs are scrupulously clean - a single fingermark can cause malfunction.

2. Defragment your hard drive regularly if you often install/uninstall apps or delete files.

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Is it just the sound having a problem? Or does the Video look slow or choppy?
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could be a n umber of things - the DVD h/w - driver, video h/w - driver, sound h/w, - driver, memory

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