Problem playing a DVD

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by metalfan111, Dec 24, 2006.

  1. metalfan111

    metalfan111 Guest

    I have the DVD Joe Satriani: Satriani Live!

    I watched both discs on my Dell Laptop with no problems. When I tried playing it on my Dell desktop, only the second disc worked. When I put the first disc in, and double click it in My Computer, it says: Windows cannot read from this disk. The disc might be corrupted, or it could be using a format that is not compatible with Windows.

    I know it isn't corrupt because it works on my laptop. What is wrong?
     
  2. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I don't know, but that sounds like a classic case for burning a backup disc
    just to see if it works.
     
  3. metalfan111

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    You think I should burn a copy and see if it works? I don't have a DVD burner. This fucking DVD should work out of the box god dammit!
     
  4. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Yes it should.
    If you bought it locally, you could try to exchange it to see if it makes a difference.
     
  5. emulex

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    install anydvd get it off a torrent site it pretty much bypasses most of the copy protection they put on these discs that dick around.

    probably will make it easier to work with (and you can rip it to local hd if you want)
     
  6. EvilSS

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    Clean the DVD's surface. Some drives are overly sensitive to dirty discs. My desktop's drive is like that. I'll put in a disc that looks fine but it won't read. I'll wipe the disc down and it will read fine.
     
  7. metalfan111

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    THe disc is brand new, there are no scratches or dirt. I tried AnyDVD but it did not do anything. Windows won't even recogonize the disc, it just gives me that error message.
     
  8. EvilSS

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    Then your computer must just suck ass.
     
  9. metalfan111

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    its a dell dimension 8200
     

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