AD-7201A: Plays CDs but no DVDs

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#1

[qanda]This thread is about the Optiarc AD-7201A. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]hey i just got a sony optiarc AD-7201A, ive downloaded the driver, the firmware, and windows dvd codes. and it still wont play DVDs. i can view the files that are on the DVD, and it tells me that its there, and will play CDs. but its just not geting DVDs. PLZ help


#2

Welcome to the forum.
You don’t mention if you have some DVD-Video playback software installed on your system. You will need something like PowerDVD to play video DVD’s on your PC.


#3

shouldnt i be able to play it from my windows media player? ive tried WinDVD and it had no better results so i figured that wasnt the problem.


#4

You can only play them on Media player if you have installed the correct codec. It should play with WinDVD however, unless the codec didn’t install. I would suggest downloading the trial verson of PowerDVD and trying again. It will install the correct codec. :wink:

Also. If your using an RPC1 firmware, try replacing it with the non RPC1 version.


#5

im downloading Powerdvd, and i am useing firmware, where would i get the other one? i have the newest update of my firmware.


#6

i also just tried the Nvidia dvd Codes, no luck


#7

i just got the full version of PowerDVD 8, updated it, and still not playing DVDs.


#8

Hey was wonderring where you found all of the drivers and downloads for this drive…either i am stupid or i just cant find em


#9

[QUOTE=nos48tool;2104637]Hey was wonderring where you found all of the drivers and downloads for this drive…either i am stupid or i just cant find em[/QUOTE]

DRIVERS come with the OS!