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Q: Laptop dvd drive and movies

Can i take my laptop and movies from the u.s. and play them in honduras for example?

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Ok, I have a Toshiba DvD-rom SD-C2502 in my laptop and is skipping all the dvds I play, the skipping is ramdomly and sometimes it skips with audio. I load the disk and after 3 to 5 minutes it starts skipping all the time, and this is on every single movie I try to play. DMA is enabled so I guess that is not it. Is it a problem w/ the soundcard or the videocard configuration (I have an Ati radeon 7500)? I tried cleaning the lens and it didn't worked, I also loaded the movies to different programs like WMP, and WinDVD, but that didn't worked either. Can someone help me with this, I am extremely desperate, please help!
 

A:Help with laptop DVD-drive, is skipping all the movies!

Has this always done this or is this something that has just recently started? Do you have DMA enabled on this drive? Check the properties of the drive in the device manager to find out. If it is not enabled, enable it. If it is enabled you just might have a bad drive. I know that Toshiba does not require any kind of special driver for windoze.
 

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I download my movies off a flashdrive and play them on my laptop. the movies with MPEG types play with sound and everything and everything else doesnt have sound. What do i do to get sound on those video types like MKV, AVI Type files. 

A:I download movies onto my laptop and the movies with a MPEG ...

Hi @Noath17bell, Welcome to the HP Forum. I grasp that you downloaded movies onto an USB drive,  when you try to play them , the ones in  MPEG format has both video and audio.but the other formats you get the video but no audio. As this does not appear to be a hardware issue, but a software one please contact Chromebook Help.  HP does not support the Chrome operating system but does support the hardware.  This link may also be useful. HP Chrome OS - Frequently Asked Questions about Your HP Chromebook or Chromebox. Good Luck! To say thanks for helping, please click the "Thumbs Up Icon" below. If you feel this post lead to a resolution, please choose "Accepted Solution "  to help others who may have a similar query find it with greater ease.

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I can view movies from the library in my CD drive on my computer but
cannot view a DVD movie I just made on my camcorder.

I can view it on my laptop, but not the desktop computer.

Is it possible to copy a DVD home movie that I just put on DVD
to another blank DVD. I need to make about 10 copies.

Can I do this by having another DVD recorder with connecting cables
to the original DVD recorder as we did with VHS tapes?
 

A:CD drive reads movies but not DVD home movies

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Hi my son has a laptop with windows 8.1 and he told me all his movies and tv series just disappeared after doing an update ...is this posilble ? i have searched the computor to see if they have been hiden...and right now as i speak i am doing a restore to see if that works ..but any help would be great thank ..and most movies are downloaded from torrents sties ?
 thanks for input ..by the way this is 1 of the best sites out there for getting the job done ...cheers ..my kid is driving me nuts ..i am running out of cold beer lol

A:movies gone from laptop ??

thanks ... dad for trying

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My laptop has S Video output. My TV has S Video input. I want to play a movie that's on my laptop's hard drive. I plugged the cord into my laptop and into my TV but nothing happens. The movie shows up on the laptop but not the TV.

(I thought it would be easy, since my DVD player was plugged into the TV's S Video. I figured I'd unplug the DVD player and plug that right into my laptop. Didn't happen.)

Any tips?
 

A:Play movies on my TV (from a laptop)

you have to have the TV ON and hookup to your PC and then restart your PC
 

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i want to be able to watch movies on my laptop but i cant.when i put the disk in it used to come up with "what do you want to do with this disk" and it would never load and it wanted me to download a app to play the movie.i just tried to play a movie on my laptop but when i put the dsk in nothing happened, so i went it files and my laptop started loading really fast and making lots of noise. when i went into the DVD file in files the only thing that came up was audio and video. i clicked on video but it came up with a whole bunch of other files and when i click on the first on nothing happened. it would be really awesome if you can help me solve this problem.  Cheers,Grace

A:i cant watch movies on my laptop!!!!!

HI @gracechov, Welcome to the HP Forum!  It is a terrific place to find answers and tips! For you to have the best experience in the HP forum I would like to direct your attention to the HP Forums Guide. First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More . When posting it is important to include your precise model of HP notebook and the operating system you are running to help us to help you. What is your model of HP notebook? HP Notebook PCs - How Do I Find My Model Number, Serial Number or Product Number?. What operating system are you running? When you tried to play the movie and you saw the option to download a program, what was the program? If you are running Windows 8 or 10 as they don't include built- in support for playing DVDs, you may need to install a program. For troubleshooting purposes, I will assume that you are running Windows.Have you done all your Windows updates?Have you run the Windows troubleshooter?Have you run the HP Support Assistant?This link may help in the meantime. HP Notebook PCs - Playing DVD or BLU-Ray Movies with PowerDVD. I will wait for your reply. To express appreciation for my post please click the ?Thumbs Up Icon?.  If my post resolves the issue you are experiencing, please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find what worked for you!

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Hi,
Ya how come I can't watch my movies on my laptop.
I can on my home computer after I downloaded a program called Videolan, but when I put the same program on my laptop I get an error message saying "Unable to open 'dvd://D"
I have a Pen. 4 Dell Laptop with of course a DVD player, and don't know a whole lot about compters.
Can anyone fix this for me or maybe know of a free program that I can download that lets you play movies on a laptop.
Gusline.
 

A:can't watch dvd movies on laptop

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Grrr ... I hope someone here can help me!!!

I am trying to watch a movie from the website www.watch-movies.net , I have my S-Video Cable attached from my laptop to my satellite receiver. When I press my Function F8, the error message that I receive is, "No External Display Attached."

What step(s) am I missing?

(I run O/S Vista Home on my Dell Inspiron 1420)

Thanks a Bunch!
 

A:Watch-Movies from laptop to TV

This is not allowed here at TSG. The website you posted has illegal movie downloads.

Please read the rules:
Other Illegal Activities - As you might expect, we don't want anything illegal going on here. Users cannot post hacks, cracks, pirated software, or anything of the like. Furthermore, we do not allow instructions on how to complete illegal activities, such as pirating. Please don't ask for advice on using illegal software, as it will be removed. Click to expand...

http://www.techguy.org/rules.html
 

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I have a laptop with movies that I would like to watch on my television. My TV is a Sony Bravia KDL-46S2000. It has a VGA slot in the back of the TV and the TV's maximum resolution is 1080i.

After I connect the VGA cable from the laptop to the television, what do I do? I dont see anything.

-Thanks in advance
-Sam
 

A:use my tv to watch movies from my laptop...

on the laptop you need to send the signal to the VGA port
to do that usually on laptops you need to press the FN key and then F4 {but the F key may be different - look for a figure like a TV}
each time you press it it will toggle between three setting {not necessarily in this order}
1) Laptop screen only
2) laptop and VGA Port
3) VGA port only

you will also need to link the sound - so a jack plug 2.5mm or 3.5mm depends on what your headphone socket on laptop is - to what ever audio inputs you have TV - probably Phono RCA - coloured red and white for left and right channel
 

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when i put a dvd inside the laptop i can hear it but i cant see it. it keeps saying i need to download app but i never had to do that before 

A:i cant see the movies playing on my laptop

Hi, What is the Operating system of your machine ? For Windows, please try the following free player:     http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-windows.html    It will play nearly all video formats including DVD's. Regards.

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834115556

does anyone know if this laptop can handle HD movies like 720p or 1080p?

i will be streaming them over wireless N
 

A:laptop to play HD movies

HULU? lol

yes I think that that would stream in HD but I would suggest at least 8 Mega Bits per second down stream internet for HD streaming, else you will end up buffering every 10 seconds. If you can't get 8megs, 4 megs will run but you may have to buffer after every break.
 

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I'm hoping this is the right spot to post this if not, sorry and please tell me the right spot.

I have no idea if this is possible but I am wondering if when I hook up my laptop to my tv to watch a movie if there is any way to set it up so you can see only the movie on the tv and not whatever else Iím doing on the screen? Thank you for any help w/ this.
 

A:Watching movies from laptop to tv

It all depends on what kind(s) of video and audio outputs you have on the laptop and what kind(s) of video and audio inputs you have on the TV.

EDIT: As for showing different things on each screen, that would depend on if your laptop supports dual monitor mode with different information on each screen. Then it would be a matter of how easy it might be to have the DVD player software run in full screen mode on one display.
 

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Running WIN 7 64bit Service Pack 1
Asus laptop K52F

Tried cleaning optics, dvds.......dvds ran on my son's computer

Ran Microsoft Fix It and posted results..........I do not see the attachment ....not sure if it is posted

Anything else I can do to be sure the dvd is dead?

A:DVD RW Drive not playing movies

Not playing how what happens have you got the right codecs for it?

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hi all, not sure if this is the right spot for this. if not , i apologize. i have ati all in wonder 9800 pro, with mmc 9. dvd burner, 80 gig and 120 gig hd's. dvd decrypter , dvd shrink, my htpc frontend. and ati's front end easylook. now to get it all working together. i would like to rip a movie from dvd to hard drive and watch it from front end player.really have not configured my htpc yet, so i dont have a player except for ati and windows media 9. whats the best way to do this. i would eventually like to set it up for a home theater system. any help is appreciated. ps, free is good!
 

A:movies on hard drive

Free in this instance might also be illegal! Free is not good particularly for the people who create and then have the fruits of their efforts stolen!
 

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I'm so embarassed not to know this. Can I put a dvd movie in my sony vaio laptop dvd drive and watch a movie on my pc?
 

A:Can I Play DVD movies on PC dvd drive?

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Pc problem. DVD won't read movies, media player says it's blank, but file folder shows .bup .ifo and .vob files. Rip/reinstall found drivers of budgets and DVD drive. System restore did nothing. Still not playing videos. But does play music cds fine. I am using windows 8 and windows media player to try and view, and opening the folder to view the different type of files. I conferred with my tech friends, and they are as stumped as me. So, now I leave it in you guys/gals hands.
 

A:dvd drive not playing movies

Try downloading Free version of the VLC player as a test and see if the movies play on that.
 

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I have a Pioneer DVR-103 DVD-RW drive and now all of a sudden it won't play any dvd movies. I have tried it on Windows Media Player and on WinDVD5 and nothing happens. It will play audio cd'd but not dvd movies. I am running Windows XP. I need help!!!! Pleaseeeeeeeeeeee!!
 

A:DVD Drive won't play movies!!!

Sounds like the dvd decoder got messed up somehow.

I would look for a virus or any other foreign data in your computer first to see if that is the culprit. If that's not the case, then I would re-install the drive and make sure that you have the latest drivers for it installed as well.

Also, check the region you have it set up for. On some drives you can only change them so many times so be careful and monitor what you have it set up for and how many times you've changed it. I've heard of people basically ruining drives because of this.

Hope that helps some, kiregar
 

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I don't want to "pirate" any movies, but would like to rip DVD's that I bought into my computer so I can put them on my iPod.
Are there ways to rip copy protected DVD's with many chapters/episodes etc?
Which software allows me to do it? Is it legal?
 

A:Any way to rip DVD movies into my hard drive?

There is no legal way to do that in the USA and discussing ways of doing so is against site rules.
 

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HELP, I just got my friend's ASUS DVD-ROM drive installed on my computer today, but when I tried playing DVD movies, the DVD player (ASUSDVD) just keep giving the error message "Software DVD Player has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience." The same happened when I used Windows Media Player, RealDVD Player to play that disk... I also tried playing another DVD movie and still no luck... Even though I can see the contents of the disks in the Windows Explorer but the movies just won't be played... It wouldn't even play VCD movies (same error message)...

However, softwares seem to run fine... Please tell me what might the problem and how may I solve it?
My DVD drive is ASUS E616
My e-mail: [email protected]
 

A:DVD-ROM drive won't play DVD movies!

stick to one thread
 

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The DVD drive I have is an LG GSA-H22L.
It has a DVD read of 16x. The problem I'm having is that when I use it to watch movies the playback is kind of jerky or rough. The sound and video skips, and at some points it's all just moves in slow motion. I'm not sure why.
With my old DVD-ROM (a much older drive in a much older computer) the DVD playback was perfectly smooth. So I'm kind of confused as to why, when I'm using a newer drive in a better computer, with newer software (the PowerDVD 6.0 that came bundled with the drive) the playback is worse.

If anyone knows anything that could help, your assistance would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:LG DVD drive not playing movies well

Have you tried using different player?
 

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ok so i have a dell lattitude820. I have it hooked by vga to a lg 1080p lcd. the tv recognizes the laptop and can surf the web but wont play any of my movies.. they play on the laptop and tv says invalid format.. how can i fix this? thank you
 

A:tv wont play movies from my laptop

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I can't watch videos or movies on my HP laptop.  I have made no changes.

A:i can't watch videos or movies on my laptop

So what happens when you try to watch them? No picture, error messages......?

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I want to play movies from DVD's from my laptop to my TV so I can watch on the TV. I got a cable and connected from the laptop to the TV and I get the picture but no audio. What do I have to do to get audio?
 

A:Solved: Play movies from laptop to TV

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Using an HDMI cable, I connect my HP Pavilion dv7 laptop (Windows 10) to my TV utilising a Yamaha HTR-3066 AV receiver to improve sound quality and options for both TV programs and movies played from the computer. There is no volume problem with TV broadcasts. However, when playing a movie from the laptop, I need to crank up the Yamaha's volume to maximum (-80 dB) just to be able to hear the soundtrack. (The TV's native volume control is deliberately muted.) And if I forget to turn the volume control down before switching to a TV program, windows are nearly shattered. Any suggestions gratefully received!

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Hi,

My DVD player on my Dell Laptop plays DVD movies and CD's but doesn't load computer game software. It recognises the name of the software on the icon in my computer but and spins the disk but does not load the software..any thoughts ?? this is a new problem, the computer is only few months old and has been fine up to now. Not sure if somehow the settings have changed.

The only change I have made to the system was to change the DVD player from region 4 to region 2 temporarily ( I was still able to use software then ) and this has since been changed back to region 4.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks,

Kevin
 

A:DVD RW on Laptop plays DVD movies and CD's but not sofware

I had almost the same problem just yesterday. Mine would read everyting except dvd program disks. I went to control panel, system, hardware, device manager. Right click on the dvd and uninstall. Reboot and let windows find and reinstall the dirve.
It worked for me. Good luck.
 

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Hi,

I have a Sony digital video camera that records movies on hi-8 tapes. I wish to view these movies on my Dell Latitude D600 laptop (and possibly record to CD).

How to?

Thanks,

Alisa

A:Viewing movies from my camcorder on my laptop

Hi Alisa...

Do you have a cable to connect your camera to your laptop?

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I hooked my laptop up to my Plasma TV via S-video and for the sound, RCA to headphone jack. It works fairly well, but with two issues:

1) The video input is bigger than the TV screen. To explain, when I see my desktop on the TV screen and I move the cursor to the far edges of the screen, the screen scrolls a little bit. The movies play, but they are cropped on the sides. Where or how can I adjust this to make the input from the computer fit the TV screen?

2) The sound is muffled. I don't have a receiver hooked up yet and I tinkered with the sound adjustments in the movie player and on the laptop, but I can't figure out how to make it better. Any ideas?

Thanks, please post your thoughts on these issues.

A:Playing Movies On Plasma Through Laptop

BUMP

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Hi everybody...thanks for all ur help on previous topic....Looks like I posted this on the wrong subject, but I don't know how to re-post it in the correct plkace...so I need some help here...
When I try to watch a Blue-ray movie using the Mediasmart software included in my laptop I can't watch the movie, but just listen to it. I treid using Win Media Player, but it looks it doesn't recognize it..

Here's my comp desc...
Windows Edition: Windows Vista Home Premium
Service Pack 2
Model: HP Pavillion dv7
Processor: AMD Turion? X2 Dual-Core Mobile RM-72 2.10 GHz
Memory(RAM): 4.00 GB
System Type: 64-bit Operating System
Also...

Drive E:
Description CD-ROM Drive
Media Loaded Yes
Media Type UNKNOWN
Name HL-DT-ST BDDVDRW CT10L ATA Device
Manufacturer (Standard CD-ROM drives)
Status OK
Transfer Rate 3302.75 kbytes/sec
SCSI Target ID 0
PNP Device ID IDE\CDROMHL-DT-ST_BDDVDRW_CT10L__________________YC07____\5&7B92F76&0&3.0.0
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\cdrom.sys (6.0.6002.18005, 78.00 KB (79,872 bytes), 12/13/2009 9:37 PM)

A:Can't watch Blue-ray movies on my HP Laptop...

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/documen...=reg_R1002_USENcheck this out from hp.sounds like the codec isn't loaded for windows media player but using this has helped with others trying to get mediasmart to work.

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i am using google chrome and all my movie channels wont stream, any ideas?

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Hello,, I'M Dennis i   have hp pavillion g4-2120tx laptop with amd radeon hd 7600 series graphics card and intel hd 4000 graphics.can i watch 3d movie on my laptop and if yes what sort of 3d glasses should i have . Thanks

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Can I watch movies I've downloaded on my laptop on my TV by putting them on a USB stick? Or would I need a long HDMI cable? I'm crap with tech stuff. I wanted to do it wirelessly if possible? The files are very large, what GB USB stick would I need?
 

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i am using google chrome and all my movie channels wont stream, any ideas? netflix code is 8050 amazon 

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I have several movies on my hard drive and they are taking up lots of my space. I want to burn them to DVDs then delete them but i have a problem. I got them on my hard drive by using MagicDVDripper and DVD decrypter. The movies are generally about 7 or 8 gigabytes, but i only have 4.7 gig DVDs. Is there a program i can use to "re-encode" these movies to mpeg-whatever?

any info would be appreciated
 

A:Buring movies to DVD from my Hard Drive

Dvd Shrink....google it, its free
 

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Good day all,,

I am working on a Gateway Pentium II laptop ,
that has a Matshita DVD player in it. It will work
with data CD's, music CD, however whenever
I try to play a Movie.. no luck. When do I need
to do to make the DVD work.. Windows Media Player
is installed and we are working with Windows ME.
However he only has 98 MB Ram... No problems in
Device Manager...
 

A:DVD Drive won't play movies/music

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i got a model:GCE-8520B
s/n:302he188214
rom ver:1.02
class b digital
iec 60825
manufactured: 3850h-1346k

And is it possible to hook it up to my laptop cause my cd drive is broken and removed and i wondered if i could hook it up with a cord or something?
ps. image or name would be helpfull in case i have to buy it)
 

A:Solved: can i use a cd-r/rw drive to play cd's and movies?how?

You would need a power source and IDE to USB or other interface adapter, and would not be cost effective (it would cost more than the CD-r/rw drive), and won't play movies. You would do better to get an external drive like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106338
 

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My optical drive will play audio CDs and load programs, but will not play DVD movies - the DVD starts to load and eventually will show the title of the movie and then jerks from frame to frame.  The drive has been replaced, but with the same problem and a long session with a very helpful technician at HP Support did not resolve the issue.   A new drive is on the way to try again - not hopeful.  However, an external DVD drive works via a USB connection.  Anyone else experienced this problem?

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Hi, i have just bought an LG N2B1 with an integrated blu-ray writer. I wanted to use the blu ray drive to play blu-ray films on computers connected to the NAS. I can see the blu-ray drive as a network disc drive, and open the folders on the blu-ray film to see the contents fine. But when i come to play it power dvd 8 says not compatible with format. I have looked at LG's support page and they say the drive can be used to play video from the drive on the network, but not encryted video like a movie disc. I was wondering if there would be a way for me to play encryted video blu-rays (ie shop films) from the network blu-ray drive on all my computers. I only want to use the drive to play Blu-ray's on all my computers from the one drive. I think the computer software is struggling to play the file from the network drive, because i am having to search for the folder by going through computer explorer, through the NAS shortcut and its to much for the software to handle. Would it work if i mapped the NAS Blu-ray drive on the computer, so it shows as a disk drive for that computer, and if so how would i do this.
 

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I have an Acer CB3-531-C4A5 Chromebook and would like to be able to watch movies. I see that there is an integrated Media player with Google Chrome OS and I did try to watch a movie on Amazon.com. That worked fine. My question is can I purchase an external CD/DVD drive that will work with the Chromebook so that I can watch movies from DVDs? I presume that I cannot as the external drive would require software for the interface and being there is no operating system on the Chromebook I would guess that I can not use an external CD/DVD drive. Is this correct?

A:Can I use an external CD/DVD drive to watch movies...

According to Google's support site, USB CDROM and DVDROM (read-only) devices are compatible with Chromebooks. You will need to download a player from the Google store to play DVD's though.

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using a dvd-rom drive and kazaa

downloaded 3 movies ,2 play great,...one,...well the colors are funny. example: a green army jacket browns out the green,green grass gets browned out,etc.,
also,when downloading from kazaa,do i really need a dvd-rom that i use or can a plain cd-r play movies too?
 

A:movies on dvd-rom drive: problem with color

For the former, you probably downloaded a dodgy copy. It's the risk you take I suppose.

To answer the latter, yes you can play movies from CD-R. Just don't expect miracles; I say Scary Movie 2 in this way. It spanned two disks, ran at about 5 fps and the quality was just atrocious. It's almost as bad when it comes to DVD-R's, as they only store something like 5 gig, whereas the proper movie DVD-ROM's store significantly more.
 

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Hello,
Thanks for any help.

I just installed a new DVD burner on my machine (because the old one stopped working).

I didn't have a SATA port, so I bought a PCI RAID Controller and stuck the thing in that way.

Now it will burn CDs and generally view and open data DVDs.

However, it refuses to burn DVD RWs (DVD RWs with data already on them, no empty DVDs at the house).

Also, despite the availability of three DVD decoders (one is Windows Media 10 friendly, the other two are flavors of Roxio) Windows Media Player 11 won't show DVDs.

Media Player Classic just crashes with DVDs.

I reinstalled Roxio , I reinstalled K-Lite Codec Pack , I reinstalled iTunes .

I have no idea what the problem is. I thought it might be hardware, thus the replacement drive, but it seems like the software is bugging out somewhere. This all started a couple years ago when I decided to write over Windows XP Home for HP with a nice copy of Windows XP Professional. If you can't help me, I hope that installing Windows 7 in October will make the pain go away.

I grew up with Macs so speak slowly.

Thanks.
 

A:DVD drive in XP, not burning or showing movies

I should point out...it will show the title of a DVD on the drive.

Also, it likes to switch the drive name between "CD Drive", "DVD RAM", "Roxio...".
 

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Purchased a new 2T hard drive and hoping to put my ever expanding, out of control DVD movies on the external hard drive. Need some ideas/help with the following:
 
I have about 500+ DVD movies in the DVD format of VIDEO_TS, and AUDIO_TS folders, also a goodly assortment of AVI type file format video. What I would like to do, is move the DVD's to the external hard drive and hopefully come up with a way to play on the Television directly from the external hard drive. It looks like an organizational nightmare. Would I generate folders Alphabetic ( Folder A, B, C, etc. ) and then move each movie DVD into the correct folder, etc.?  Is there a better way? How would I print a searchable data file of the contents? My Samsung TV has an external USB port, is there some program, etc. to do all of this. Just have so much space tied up with the DVD's ....time to shrink all of this down.
 
Welcoming some thoughts, direction, etc. before I begin the task.

A:~~Need some help putting DVD movies on Hard drive~~

What I would like to do, is move the DVD's to the external hard drive and hopefully come up with a way to play on the Television directly from the external hard drive.Not likely you would be able to play your videos directly from an external drive hooked up to the TV via USB. Check your TV owners manual for info. You'll most likely require another device, such as this rather expensive unit: https://www.amazon.com/WD-TV-Media-Player-WDBYMN0000NBK-HESN/dp/B00JXFM75Y  or, like me, you could have a dedicated computer [HTPC] connected to your TV via a computer's display port or HDMI cable with your external drive connected to the computer via USB. Your videos would be viewable via Windows Media Player Classic [my preferred video player] or VLC by simply dragging/dropping the Video TS folder onto the player. I always rename the TS folders first to the name of the video. Drop them all into a single folder & you'll have a continuous alphabetical listing, easily scrolled through [I wouldn't bother myself with doing folders A B C etc, it'll just slow you down]. Set the folder view to Details. Easier than trying to locate a DVD off your shelves. The Audio TS folders BTW aren't needed [they're always empty] & can be tossed.  I have an inexpensive wireless mouse/keyboard combo connected to the computer. I've used an old Win7 laptop in the past but now am using a dedicated low profile HP 8300 computer, I bought used for $125 running Win10. Just be sure the compu... Read more

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Hello. Hopefully someone can help me with this strange problem. I've googled this and found virtually nothing. So, here it is:

I have a bunch of movies in MP4 format saved to an external hard drive connected to my pc. I have no trouble playing those movies through my computer, from said xhd. I also sometimes transfer them to an 8gb flash drive and still they play perfectly fine. Recently, my dad bought a 512gb kingston flash drive and wanted to "borrow" some of my movies. I transferred 4 movies, no problems at all. They all played. Then, I added another, but this 1 wouldn't play. First, it gave an error, "cannot render file". Then, when I opened the folder again, the movie file was gone completely. *scratching head*

Sooo, we assumed the flash drive was at fault, since he bought it from china, and he bought a toshiba 64 gb flash drive instead. Same exact problem. 1st 4 movies, fine, but on the 5th movie, it's a no go.

The movies are all MP4's and only 1-2 gb's each, so plenty of room on the drives. And again, they play fine everywhere, except when I put 5 of them on a flash drive. I actually have about 100 on my xhd, so I have no idea what's going on.

So far, I've deleted them and started over with different movies and also reformatted the 512 gb drive to NTFS format and still nothing. Any ideas would be appreciated.

Thanks!
Jason
 

A:Movies on Flash Drive Issue

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I have an internal dvd drive that I have had for a couple of years. It is a read only and I'm able to watch movies on my computer. My question is if I up grade my comp. and get and external dvd drive can I still watch movies and buck up data? I am wondering if you can get the stereo sound also with an external dvd or should I just get another internal with a sound cable to watch dvd movies?
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A:External DVD Drive for movies and backup

Yes you will still be able to watch movies and back up your data. No sound cable needed for stereo.
 

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I have a new HP ENVY 700-147C with 12GB RAM running win 8.1 & I have a vexing problem; I can easily mount an iso file to virtual drive from windows explorer but I am not able to play it with PowerDVD or any other player.. It sees the virtual drive but it does not load the movie only the VIDEO & AUDIO_TS folders with the VOB files are seen. However, PowerDVD will automatically play a movie on dvd disk when it is inserted into the player & it can play it from windows explorer by right clicking on the dvd drive & 1 of the choices is "Play with Cyberlink Powerdvd." When I right click a virtual drive containing an ISO file from my HDD, showing drive letter & title, just like the DVD disk, the "Play With Cyberlink PowerDVD" choice does not appear. This is very annoying & is driving me nuts. Any help appreciated.
 

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I have some previously owned movies that I want to burn onto some cds. Not sure if I did this right so far but I used a ripping program that put them into MPEG and I save them on my hard drive. I tried to use Nero 5 to burn them onto a CD but it isn't working. The problem I am having is that the movie is to big for just 1 cd. Does anyone know how I can burn this movie onto 2 CD's using Nero?? I don't have a dvd burner which is why they are going on a cd, I have a Cd-rw and use Windows XP if that matters. I did try using Nero 6 but I had so many problems with it and kept getting errors. Can anyone help?
 

A:How To Burn Movies From Hard Drive???

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