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DVD's Won't Run

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Dragonman

#1
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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John Inzer

#2
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
 
D

Dragonman

#3
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
>
>
>
 
J

John Inzer

#4
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