DVD problems with Macca DVD

  benjamin99 20:38 05 May 03

I bought Paul McCartney's Back in the World DVD to play on my 800MHz Time PC with Windows XP. The disc is not recognised - the error message says: Windows cannot read from this disk. The disk might be corrupted, or it could be using a format that is not compatible with Windows.
However I have no problem playing any other DVD. Also the Macca DVD plays in my friend's PC.
What is possibly going wrong? I have a Mat*!@:a SR8585 DVD, which is three years old.

  ton 21:06 05 May 03

Could be copy protection as is now being used on come CD's. Hopefully someone might have more info.

  ton 21:12 05 May 03

Whoops, sorry, just re-read your post, it works on your friends PC. Got you back to the top of the page anyway!

i think your computer just has better taste than you.

  Dr Lecter 00:16 06 May 03

I got Macca last week , but does my PC like it ? - NO. So i put it into my Sony DVD/SACD deck and it worked straight away.I guess it is Macrovision again.

  TOMMO01 00:51 06 May 03

Hang on a minute. Is it DVD or DVD-AUDIO?

DVD-AUDIO would explain why it works on Dr Lectors Sony.

Also if your freind has a Sound Blaster Audigy 2 and XP with SP1 - their system will be capable of playing it - if you don't that would explain it.

  benjamin99 23:46 06 May 03

I have a Sound Blaster SB Live! card. The DVD was bought in Woolies. It is the concert film, not the music CD. Since the disc is not recognised I think it must be something to do with my DVD drive. As far as I know I have all the latest drivers. My DVD drive is set to region 2, as is the DVD.

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