I bought a cheap CD/DVD recorder from newegg (a Sony NEC Optiarc 18X DVDÂ±R DVD Burner). It seems to work fine, plays and records CDs, but I get all kinds of error messages with DVDs. When I try to play a DVD, I get the message that a compatible DVD decoder is not installed on your computer. I have not installed anything new and the Windows Media Player is the automatic default and is where I am getting the error message.
When I try to burn data onto the DVD, I get the message that no supported dvd recorders detected on system. Again, I have not installed anything new, and Roxio is the default where this message is coming from.
Please help a computer idiot! I just want to burn the zillion files I have on my hard drive before my computer dies and if I have to do it on CD, it will take me the next 8 years of my life. Any help would be appreciated.