An interesting problem I would love some answers about.
I have been using DVD fab (now 188.8.131.52) ok for years now without any problems.
However recently I bought a new Lenovo desktop and am now using my old Dell inspiron 8500 laptop just to play movies, on the road.
I also upgraded my laptop from XP to Vista.
So a few days ago I went to sit down and enjoy a movie I had copied using DVDFab (a movie I own and legally copied I would add). However it would not work, it would not even recognise the disk was in. Just a lot of clicking noises from the drive.
Drive is QSI sbw-242 CD writer/DVD reader combo
Also interestingly I get the same problem with my wifes laptop which is also a Dell, but model Inspiron 5100 and also cannot play these disks copied via DVDFab. This uses a different DVD drive.
Is this a problem with Dell, as my Lenovo PC works fine??
So upon a lot of investigation:-
- Movies work fine on desktop
- Tried it with a few movies copied via DVD fab on my laptop and same issue, yet original movies work fine
- Tried changing DVD booktype to DVD-ROM for DVD+RW disks, as suggested and same problem.
- Just for the thrill of it, even installed XP on a dual boot on my laptop in case problem was with Vista and exactly same problem.
In conclusion beginning to think this may be due to type of disks. I am using Memorex DVD+RW disks. I shall buy some Verbatim disks in a few days and test burn movies with DVDFab and see what happens.
Also for kicks I will install Windows 7 RC on my laptop and test if same problem although I expect it will be as does not appear to be due to OS.
This is a bit frustrating, as I just want to sit down at my laptop and enjoy a movie, and at the moment cannot!! :a
Any ideas gratefully appreciated
PS first post on here so please forgive me if this has already been answered.