if I copy a dvd using my desktop pc I can play it on my pc and in my tv/dvd player but it wont play on my laptop my laptop will play retail dvd's and copied music cd's, I have also installed xp codec and xvid but it's still not a happy lappy with copied dvd's is there something missing?
Val Ive posted a reply on this in your other forum posting the fact it plays on a standalone player more than likely points to your laptop wont play the disc format either + or - or evemn Rw's please confirm what youare usong and what the laptop is set for
yeh been thinking along those lines meself, am trying to play dvd+r as that is what my desktop only records on, the web sites I have looked at suggest it will only record using dvd- spec but I would have thought it could read dvd+ it's a TEAC DW-224E in an IBM G40 thinkpad my guess is it can only read dvd-
I think you'll need to change the booktype so it sees it as dvd rom which is what commercial dvd's you dont need to alter any settings it should be ok by default. You wont be able to do anything with already recorded except burn them again / If you download and install Imgburn thats a free burner. Copy one of the unplayables and it should play in the laptop .My players are not +rs but they will read them this way. If that works then next copies you make burn with imgburn click here