Solved DVD disk copied from VHS does not play on computer

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May 1, 2013 at 12:58:43
Specs: Windows XP, 1000
I copied videomaterial from a VHS machine onto a DVD disk. The disk plays in the DVD machine but not on my desktop computer. Help please.

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May 2, 2013 at 05:32:36
Dawie, you said that you searched on-line for an updated driver....if that doesn't work, you may want to purchase a new DVD drive, they are quite inexpensive anymore whether you buy an internal or a usb external drive.

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#1
May 1, 2013 at 13:20:32
Windows XP does not include any DVD player software, and the Windows XP Windows Media Player cannot play DVDs either without support from third-party player software.

You need to install some DVD player software. After installing it, Windows Media Player will be able to play them too, so you'll have a choice of which one to use.

The best free ones are:

BS Player: http://www.bsplayer.com/

VLC media player: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html


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#2
May 1, 2013 at 13:44:58
I think this question may be in the wrong category as it sounds more like a computer issue...

I see you have a Windows XP machine which could mean it's old enough to not have a DVD drive. Have you ever played, burned or viewed a DVD on this computer before? I'm not talking about CD's I'm specifically asking about DVD's.

If you haven't or you don't know, open My Computer and see if your optical drive says CD-RW, DVD-RW, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM. If it does not mention DVD, your computer most likely does not play DVD's in which case you will need to use an external DVD drive or install one on your computer.

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#3
May 1, 2013 at 16:00:05
Ok sorry, I see my DVD drive has a question mark. I tried the troubleshooter but that didn't work. I need first to re install my DVD driver. I did everything, went onto the line but no go. Please help.

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#4
May 1, 2013 at 16:04:36
Hie Newbie. Yes I have a DVD drive on my computer, but "manage" shows that it is not functional. I went on internet but to no avail. I don't know how it got out of order and now it seems I don't know how to fix it.!!

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May 2, 2013 at 05:32:36
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Dawie, you said that you searched on-line for an updated driver....if that doesn't work, you may want to purchase a new DVD drive, they are quite inexpensive anymore whether you buy an internal or a usb external drive.

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#6
May 2, 2013 at 08:09:10
I agree with #5, you will save yourself a lot of time and headache by replacing it with a new one.

The link below has great reviews and a great price!

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicat...

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#7
May 2, 2013 at 10:13:15
Uninstall the DVD drive from "Device Manager" then restart the computer.
It has sometimes been known to fix issues like this.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#8
May 3, 2013 at 03:10:53
Hi guys. Thanks for your input. I think I will follow the advice from nr 5. Buy a new one. Regards

Dave

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