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Old February 1st, 2005, 10:12 PM
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Cant play DVDs - any ideas?

Hi - i was wondering if anyone could help.

I have a DVD drive but cant seem to play any movies - is there something i need to set up/change on my system to enable movies to be plaed?

thanks any help/suggestions much appreciated.

These are my computer specs.

Motherboard:
CPU Type AMD K6-III, 450 MHz (4.5 x 100)
Motherboard Name Jetway 531CF (1 ISA, 3 PCI, 2 DIMM, Audio, Video)
Motherboard Chipset SiS 530

Display:
Video Adapter Standard PCI Graphics Adapter (VGA)
3D Accelerator SiS 86C306

Graphics Processor Properties:
DirectX 4.06.03.0518 (DirectX 6.1a)

Windows Video

[ Standard PCI Graphics Adapter (VGA) ]

Video Adapter Properties:
Device Description Standard PCI Graphics Adapter (VGA)
Installed Drivers vga.drv


PCI / AGP Video

Device Description Device Type
SiS 86C306 Video Adapter
SiS 86C306 3D Accelerator
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Old February 1st, 2005, 10:50 PM
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Exactly what happens when you try to play a DVD?

Do you have the software to play dvds? Like WinDVD or Power DVD?

Also, complete system specs would be helpful.

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Old February 1st, 2005, 11:24 PM
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Thanks for your response.

Could you please specify what further details you need re: specs.

From what i can work out - i think we have Quicktime movie player - i assumed that since the guy who built the computer installed a DVD drive that he also installed the corresponding software to enable these to be played - NO?

Basically when i insert a dvd - nothing happens - it wont open using the movie player programme.
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Old February 1st, 2005, 11:53 PM
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OK here are my system specs:

Jetway P4X400DB motherboard, P4 1.6, Leadtek WinFast A180B T128 AGP video card, 512 mb DDR Ram, VIA AC'97 Enhanced Audio Controller, NEC 1100A DVD+R/RW, Sony CDRW 48x-24x-48x, 60 gig Maxtor HD, 80 gig Maxtor HD, Netgear FA310TX nic, Win98SE and W2000 Pro dual boot.

Basically a list of everything in your computer and the Operating system.

Quicktime is used for viewing streaming video online. You have to have a software program for viewing DVD movies.

There are some free ones out there but I've never used any of them.

There is a list here if you want to check it out.

I use WinDVD which is great, but it came with my DVD drive so I don't know how much it actually costs. Many users also like PowerDVD. It's not a free one either though.

Mary
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