No response trying to play DVD movies

vbimport

#1

I wasn’t sure where to put this, but this isn’t hardware related. I can read the DVD on either DVD drive in Windows (2k), but I can’t play any movie.

I had PowerDVD installed, but had issues with it so I uninstalled it manually since I couldn’t do do from add/remove programs (received error message). I searched the drive for all the file names associalted with the program (PowerDVD & Cyberlink). Then I used a Regestry Crawler to do the same. I did check the names to be sure there wasn’t anythging that shouldn’t be removed the best I could (there was a couple of hundred).

I installed a older DVD program (that I used before), but it won’t play any DVD on either drive. These are orginal movies, not backups.

Come to think of it, I did have a related issue with PowerDVD. I tried to get rid of that nagging registration screen by typing in a fake e-mail address and it locked the program. I couldn’t play anything afterwards. It just would keep either freezing up or just not playing the DVD, so I uninstalled it.

I can read the DVD on either drive, so it’s not a hardware issue. I can read other DVDs’ and burn DVDs’ (including movie backups) with no issue.

Any ideas? (BTW, I don’t want to re-install PowerDVD again).


#2

Hi,

So, why are you posting here in the hardware section?

I [B]can[/B] read the DVD on either DVD drive in Windows (2k), but I [B]can’t[/B] play any movie.
Try VLC media player and see if that helps.

I had PowerDVD installed, but had issues with it so I uninstalled it manually since I couldn’t do do from add/remove programs (received error message). I searched the drive for all the file names associalted with the program (PowerDVD & Cyberlink). Then I used a Regestry Crawler to do the same. I did check the names to be sure there wasn’t anythging that shouldn’t be removed the best I could (there was a couple of hundred).
Seems as if you have messed up your Windows installation then.

Michael


#3

So, why are you posting here in the hardware section?
I saw no better place to put it. I know the drives are ok since I can read media, I couldn’t play DVD movies.

It appears to be a couple of issues. First, the DVD I choose (orginal) is a problem, so was the software I used after I uninstalled that bloated PowerDVD program.

I seems to be ok now, but I’m still checking.