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Windows 7: DVD Blues

09 Jan 2009   #1
MrUnderhill

Windows 7 build 7000 x64
 
 
DVD Blues

For some reason I can't get either the x86 or x64 7000 build to play a dvd in either media center or media player


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09 Jan 2009   #2
MrUnderhill

Windows 7 build 7000 x64
 
 

I tried adding another dvd player and it won't play the dvd either.
I tried winamp, it did't work.
I tried KLite Mega codec pac and media player classic without a result.
I look at the video_ts folder, the vob files are associated to windows live photo gallery?
And the IFO and BUP files have no associations.

Any one have any ideas what I may be mucking up here??
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09 Jan 2009   #3
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

You can have a look at default programs in the start menu to see if media player has all its defaults and if not turn them all on and see if that helps.

you might also try changing the default program that opens your movie files and try to see if any other sort of media is affected like AVI.
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09 Jan 2009   #4
MrUnderhill

Windows 7 build 7000 x64
 
 

avis' work fine. any movies on my hard drive work except video_ts folders.
I went to default programs and found about a third of wmp associations were unchecked, so I checked them all.
The dvd i was using was serenity, (store bought). when I looked at it in my computer it had udf in grey below the disk name. I now have Ghoste in the shell in and saw no such designation. Gits also plays now but with only hisses and pops from the speakers.

Also in looking at the files in video_ts folder, still aren't associated, and the vob files are still with windows live photo gallery??
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18 Jan 2009   #5
Piro21

Windows 7 Ultimate Beta
 
 

I'm having the same problem. It seems that Windows just isn't reading the DVD properly, not any problem with the programs that play it back. I've tried VLC, GOM, Windows Media Player and Media Center and none of them have worked. It just shows the name of the disc and that it uses a UDF file system at the bottom of the screen. I've tried three store-bought discs so far without any luck.

The other programs just froze, but I got this error with VLC:

Playback failure:
VLC cannot set the DVD's title. It possibly cannot decrypt the entire disk.
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19 Jan 2009   #6
MrUnderhill

Windows 7 build 7000 x64
 
 

Hi there Piro21

It took quite a lot of throwing around before I finally got it right.
I followed Mr Grims advice which helped. But eventually I went through and updated my sysboard drivers, graphics card drivers, and sound card drivers. with their respective manufacturers latest and greatest driver packages. I also went to codeckpack.com and downloaded codeck pack 6030 all in one and added installed that, then it finally went right for me.
The drivers that come with 7 are good, (Much better than what the early support for Vista.), but they are still largly only basic drivers, and sometimes not complete enough to work especially with media center and media player.
Also you need a decoder for media player. I use a Nvidea graphics card and was able to get purevideo and use that, but there are others available, some free-some not.
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20 Jan 2009   #7
Piro21

Windows 7 Ultimate Beta
 
 

The Nvidia Purevideo trial assumes I bought my video card using a credit card and that I have some confirmation number that came with the package. Unfortunately for me, this doesn't apply in my case as I'm using a spare old Nvidia card my brother had after my last one overheated and fried itself.

VLC has it's own built-in DVD mpeg2 decoder though, so this shouldn't really be happening. I've installed a few codec packs and they do nothing to fix the problem. I'll just wait it out, and try to see if there's anything I can do.
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21 Jan 2009   #8
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Piro21 View Post
The Nvidia Purevideo trial assumes I bought my video card using a credit card and that I have some confirmation number that came with the package. Unfortunately for me, this doesn't apply in my case as I'm using a spare old Nvidia card my brother had after my last one overheated and fried itself.

VLC has it's own built-in DVD mpeg2 decoder though, so this shouldn't really be happening. I've installed a few codec packs and they do nothing to fix the problem. I'll just wait it out, and try to see if there's anything I can do.
can you try it out another drive?? (switch the drives)

this is making me thing that the drive might need a firmware update...

can you give us more info as to what dvd drive you have??
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21 Jan 2009   #9
Piro21

Windows 7 Ultimate Beta
 
 

It's a Pioneer DVR-111D. I just updated the firmware to their most recent release and it still won't play. I'll try to find another drive to use and see if that will work.
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21 Jan 2009   #10
Piro21

Windows 7 Ultimate Beta
 
 

Still using the Pioneer. Media Center now gives me "Video Error. Files needed to display video are not installed or not working correctly. Restart Windows Media Center or restart the computer."

VLC now gives me this.

Playback failure:
VLC cannot set the DVD's title. It possibly cannot decrypt the entire disk.
Your input can't be opened:
VLC is unable to open the MRL 'dvd://D:\'. Check the log for details.


I'm starting to think I should just buy a decoder when I switch drives.
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