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Can't Play DVD on a Hard Drive

  1. #1


    Chris Willis Guest

    Can't Play DVD on a Hard Drive

    Hi there!

    I just got a new computer and it's got the Windows Vista Ultimate on it.
    I've never used it before so I hope this post makes sense.

    It's got software already installed, including the "Windows Media Center". I
    have two problems I can't figure out.

    1. I can't play my DVD's
    The software can play a DVD if it's on disk, but all my family movies are on
    my hard drive. The new computer has a lot of disk space so I don't want to
    put them on to a DVD. When I click the button 'Play DVD HD' it only comes up
    with my DVD drive. I have a folder C:\DVD and have added it to the library,
    but they don't show up. I followed the instructions on a previous post
    http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/com...=en-us&m=1&p=1
    and have followed the instructions to add DVD library under the Microsoft
    article http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/930526 but it still
    doesn't work. Any help will be appreciated. I've got lots of movies in there,
    and have tried putting them in VIDEO_TS folders, but I'm completely stuck.

    2. The new computer has lots of things including a remote control and a
    small infrared receiver but I can't get it to work with Windows Media Center.
    Actually, I don't know if it works with anything else! The remote itself
    seems to work. I put the batteries in and there's a little red light that
    flashes when I press a button. Everything is connected right. Again, any help
    would be wonderful.

    Thanks in advance for any help anybody can offer me. I'm really excited
    about the computer, but I've already had so many troubles with it.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Cari \(MS-MVP\) Guest

    Re: Can't Play DVD on a Hard Drive

    Open Windows Media Player, from the Toolbar, File, Open.... navigate
    yourself to the folder which has the VOB files in it and click on the first
    one. WMP plays VOB files just fine here.


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    Cari (MS-MVP) Printing & Imaging
    www.coribright.com/windows

    "Chris Willis" <Chris Willis@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:43641A69-4046-4D7A-AACA-C682AFAE12D8@xxxxxx

    > Hi there!
    >
    > I just got a new computer and it's got the Windows Vista Ultimate on it.
    > I've never used it before so I hope this post makes sense.
    >
    > It's got software already installed, including the "Windows Media Center".
    > I
    > have two problems I can't figure out.
    >
    > 1. I can't play my DVD's
    > The software can play a DVD if it's on disk, but all my family movies are
    > on
    > my hard drive. The new computer has a lot of disk space so I don't want to
    > put them on to a DVD. When I click the button 'Play DVD HD' it only comes
    > up
    > with my DVD drive. I have a folder C:\DVD and have added it to the
    > library,
    > but they don't show up. I followed the instructions on a previous post
    > http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/com...=en-us&m=1&p=1
    > and have followed the instructions to add DVD library under the Microsoft
    > article http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/930526 but it still
    > doesn't work. Any help will be appreciated. I've got lots of movies in
    > there,
    > and have tried putting them in VIDEO_TS folders, but I'm completely stuck.
    >
    > 2. The new computer has lots of things including a remote control and a
    > small infrared receiver but I can't get it to work with Windows Media
    > Center.
    > Actually, I don't know if it works with anything else! The remote itself
    > seems to work. I put the batteries in and there's a little red light that
    > flashes when I press a button. Everything is connected right. Again, any
    > help
    > would be wonderful.
    >
    > Thanks in advance for any help anybody can offer me. I'm really excited
    > about the computer, but I've already had so many troubles with it.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Can't Play DVD on a Hard Drive

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