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DVD's Won't Run

  1. #1


    Dragonman Guest

    DVD's Won't Run

    I've just bought a new laptop with Vista Business as its OS. I can't get my
    DVD's to play. By default I've set up Media Player. Vists connects
    automatically to a Media Centre which offers several normal options for what
    you want such as play CD, Video, DVD etc. However when I insert a DVD I get
    a message to the effect that it can't be played because the DVD Area Code is
    wrong. There is an option with a drop down menu to change the area code
    which I've done for Western Europe - Area Code 2.

    Nonetheless the little devil still won't play. Does anyone have any ideas
    please on what's wrong?

    Steve

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  2. #2


    John Inzer Guest

    Re: DVD's Won't Run

    Dragonman wrote:

    > I've just bought a new laptop with Vista Business as its OS. I can't
    > get my DVD's to play. By default I've set up Media Player. Vists
    > connects automatically to a Media Centre which offers several normal
    > options for what you want such as play CD, Video, DVD etc. However
    > when I insert a DVD I get a message to the effect that it can't be
    > played because the DVD Area Code is wrong. There is an option with a
    > drop down menu to change the area code which I've done for Western
    > Europe - Area Code 2.
    >
    > Nonetheless the little devil still won't play. Does anyone have any
    > ideas please on what's wrong?
    >
    > Steve
    ================================
    No guarantees but maybe the following
    freeware would be worth a try:

    AVS DVD Player
    http://www.avsmedia.com/DVDPlayer/index.aspx

    --

    John Inzer
    Digital Media MVP

    Notice
    This is not tech support
    I am a volunteer

    Solutions that work for
    me may not work for you

    Proceed at your own risk



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  3. #3


    Dragonman Guest

    Re: DVD's Won't Run

    Thank you John. Your solution has worked. Cheers.

    Steve

    "John Inzer" wrote:

    > Dragonman wrote:

    > > I've just bought a new laptop with Vista Business as its OS. I can't
    > > get my DVD's to play. By default I've set up Media Player. Vists
    > > connects automatically to a Media Centre which offers several normal
    > > options for what you want such as play CD, Video, DVD etc. However
    > > when I insert a DVD I get a message to the effect that it can't be
    > > played because the DVD Area Code is wrong. There is an option with a
    > > drop down menu to change the area code which I've done for Western
    > > Europe - Area Code 2.
    > >
    > > Nonetheless the little devil still won't play. Does anyone have any
    > > ideas please on what's wrong?
    > >
    > > Steve
    > ================================
    > No guarantees but maybe the following
    > freeware would be worth a try:
    >
    > AVS DVD Player
    > http://www.avsmedia.com/DVDPlayer/index.aspx
    >
    > --
    >
    > John Inzer
    > Digital Media MVP
    >
    > Notice
    > This is not tech support
    > I am a volunteer
    >
    > Solutions that work for
    > me may not work for you
    >
    > Proceed at your own risk
    >
    >
    >

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  4. #4


    John Inzer Guest

    Re: DVD's Won't Run

    Dragonman wrote:

    > Thank you John. Your solution has worked. Cheers.
    >
    > Steve
    ===============
    You're welcome.

    Thanks for the update.

    --

    John Inzer
    Digital Media MVP

    Notice
    This is not tech support
    I am a volunteer

    Solutions that work for
    me may not work for you

    Proceed at your own risk



      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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