I have been having a bit of trouble playing DVDs on my computer. When I put a DVD into the player and start my player, WinDVD, RealPlayer 10 or Windows Media, one of two things happens depending upon the DVD I put in.
1. The DVD will play perfectly.
2. The DVD will play but the picture will be so badly blurred that you can't make out what is on the screen.
I have searched this forum for possible solutions and have tried reducing the number of colours from 32-Bit Colour down to 16-Bit colour but this doesn't make a difference.
I have Windows XP with SP2 installed on it. Does anyone know what else I could try so I can watch all DVDs on my computer.
uninstall the ide channel it sits on, this is always my first line of response as it is very quick to do and rules out corrupted ide drivers very quickly, the macine will ask to be rebooted and will then install again on completion
Is it always the same discs that give problems or does the same disc play sometimes and not others?
The reason I ask is that I have a DVD which just refuses to play on one computer but is perfectly OK on others and on standalone players. The computer plays all other discs we've tried so it may be one of those inexplicable things that happen sometimes.
If a DVD doesn't play, then it will never play. One of the films that doesn't play is The Matrix, yet My Big Fat Greek Wedding works perfectly. Haven't tried these in another computer yet, but both work fine when played in my standalone DVD player.