I'm sorry I am new to this forum and unsure where to post this thread, so please forgive me.
I was wondering if anyone would be able to give me some pointers with regards to my CD/DVD player in laptop.
I have an Acer Travelmate 2356XM which I purchased about 3 years ago, low budget one I know but it was primarily just to be able to use for internet and MS word upon starting uni.
However I have recently over the last year or so begun to utilise the CD/DVD drive for watching DVDs etc.
I am a little perplexed by the fact that I am able to play some DVDs and yet not others.
My drive is a Slimtype DVDRW SOSW 852s. On the actual drawer it shows the big RW logo with DVD+rewritable underneath and the big DVD logo with the disc underneath with RW/R underneath that. I am a little unsure as to what DVD's it can/cannot play and which DVDs it can/cannot burn to.
When looking at my system information the DVD drive shows as DVD/CD-ROM, all enabled etc.
I have managed to play some burned DVDs but not others, this also goes for actual official shop bought discs, I am able to play some and not others which I find quite strange.
Maybe my drive isnt enabled with something, but if anyone can tell me if I am actually able to play certain discs and If my drive allows me to burn onto DVD's. Its not recognising blank DVD's DVD+R or DVD-R, so i cant seem to work it out. ITs really weird, how I can play some burned discs but not others, yet neither of the blank ones are recognised.
When I do put the ones in that cant be recognised it just spins and then stops and spins more over and over, lots of whirring getting my hopes up sounds but then comes to nothing. Its really annoying me now as I can only watch some things but not others.
Also it plays CDs fine, so no problems there on that front.
If anyone is able to help me out it would be so much appreciated.