We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
 
Contact Forum Editor

Send an email to our Forum Editor:


PLEASE NOTE: Your name is used only to let the Forum Editor know who sent the message. Both your name and email address will not be used for any other purpose.

Beginners' Tech Help


It's free to register, to post a question or to start / join a discussion


 

DVD-playing problem


firegamp

Likes # 0

DVD-RWs recorded by my Toshiba unit from TV programmes will not play in Windows Media Player. I know there is stuff on them, because I've played them on the TV, but WMP says there is nothing on them. The Toshiba has to format the discs before they will record, and recommends Finalising in order to play them "on other units". I've tried finalising and not finalising -- it makes no difference. The computer runs Windows 7 and the DVD player works fine for other DVDs, commercial and otherwise. Any clues, please? firegamp strong text

Like this post
ams4127

Likes # 0

It may be that you don't have the correct codecs installed for WMP to be able to play the DVD.

I use Shark007 codecs which I downloaded quite some time ago. I can't remember where I got them from - sorry.

Try a Google search for Win7 codecs and you should find a few available for download.

Like this post
canarieslover

Likes # 0

I have a Toshiba and have recently found problems reading the discs in my PC dvd player. I tried an external dvd and it was fine. Probably some incompatibility so maybe you are having a similar problem.

Like this post

Reply to this topic

This thread has been locked.



IDG UK Sites

Netflix to introduce price increase: New subcribers to start with

IDG UK Sites

Apple financial results: iPhones, iPads & Macs sales for Apple's Q2 2014, plus shares to split

IDG UK Sites

Twitter - not news

IDG UK Sites

See Moo Studios' new animated advert for Blue Moon beer