Not, I realise, strictly PC, but hoping you can help. Our Toshiba DVD player refuses to play. It has played faultlessly for several months. Tonight, when we put in a DVD we get 'disc playback unauthorized'. My first thought is that this is a region problem, but I played other tracks on the same disc on Monday with no problem. I have checked the DVD on my PC. No problem. The only thing I can think of is that, on Tuesday and Wednesday we recorded a couple of TV programmes which we viewed (without problem) yesterday evening. The RW discs say that they are CPRS compatable, as does the DVD player. Could the DVD-RW disc have changed the region setting? I've looked for region change solutions on the net without success. In any case, I am not prepared to use unsupported hacks for what could be a fault with the player.
I would think the DVD Player[ Its is a simple player is it not ? Not a recorder?] is reading/ Not finding a something on the recorded disks and is some how retaining this setting when the other DVD is offered. I wonder how about powering off the the machine [unplugging it from the mains] perchance it will reset itself to a default setting.