problem in opening folders in dvd

September 15, 2010 at 12:42:43
Specs: Windows XP
I bought a dvd that contains video footages and when I open the cd drive and try to open the folder that contains the videos, it doesnt open (I mean that nothing happens when I double click the folder) knowing that I took the dvd to the store where I bought it from and he tried it in his computer and it worked

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#1
September 15, 2010 at 14:39:39
Do you have a DVD drive?

A DVD will not work in a CD drive.


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#2
September 15, 2010 at 20:30:01
I gather that you must have a dvd drive since you can see the video files in explorer. If he only had a cd drive he wouldn't be able to view the contents of the dvd in explorer. What are the file extensions that these video files have? Most videos can be played with vlc media player. Current version 1.1.4. Google for it and best of all it's free. It will even play commercially bought movie dvds.

Frank Pepper: “Professionals built the Titanic, amateurs the ark”


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#3
September 16, 2010 at 02:27:00
yes I have a DVD drive, and the extensions of the videos are .mov and I have quicktime player. But the problem is not in opening the videos the problem is that the folder that contains these videos is not opening when I double click on it.

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#4
September 16, 2010 at 11:28:45
Are you accessing the videos by going through the quicktime interface? Did they, at the store, access them through a player or windows explorer? They might not allow access to the videos by way of windows explorer. Might be one of the steps they took to prevent unauthorized copying and pasting of copyright material. The only way to play the videos might be to access them from quicktime itself. I haven't used or installed quicktime in years. VLC media player covers most audio and video formats. About the only format they don't cover is the realplayer extensions. Somewhere in quicktime you must have open file or video in the menu somewhere.

Frank Pepper: “Professionals built the Titanic, amateurs the ark”


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#5
September 16, 2010 at 12:36:16
You say they are mov files yet you cannot open the "folders". Did you just happen to know they are mov files then? When you try to open the "folders" does absolutely nothing happen at all or do they open but appear to be empty?

If you can see the files and open them from QuickTime then it should be possible to associate them with QT. From what I can make of it you never even see the files. Better say exactly what procedure you are using to view the files.

EDIT:
Any chance that the folders are opening minimised to the task bar?


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#6
September 19, 2010 at 07:47:28
I cannot access the folders at all. They just dont open. The window stays as it is when I double click on any of the folders. I am trying to access them thru windows explorer. I also tried using QuickTime and it didn't work.

Note: I am able to open some other folders in the DVD.

I said they are .mov files because I have several other DVDs of the same content and they are .mov.

So, what do you people think the problem is?


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#7
September 19, 2010 at 08:12:05
Do your other DVD's with mov files on them open normally? If so then it must be a that particular DVD that is the issue. I have sometimes found DVD drives to be fussy about particular disks - although usually commercial ones will work.

If other DVD's open then the only suggestion I can make is to wash the DVD in warm water with a little washing up liquid, using your thumb to work from center to outside (on the underside). Rinse and dry thoroughly. This cured a commercial CD I once had that "jumped" on my machine but was OK on others. Another way is to burn a new duplicate copy if it lets you.

If the folders don't open on other DVD's then I have no suggestions at present.

Ms Hulot's boat


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#8
September 19, 2010 at 15:29:34
Maybe your drive is region protected, here are a couple of tools that may help.

Drive Region
http://www.softpedia.com/get/CD-DVD...
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...

DVD Region Killer
http://www.softpedia.com/get/CD-DVD...
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...


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#9
September 25, 2010 at 12:54:07
what do you mean by "region protected" ?

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