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Post by Fenway0077 on Mon Jun 01, 2009 5:09 pm

This might be a really dumb question - but if I have a dvd-r disc that someone sent me is there any software I can install that will allow me to watch it on my computer despite the fact that my dvd rom is so old that it was at "the last supper" ?

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Solved Re: DVD R discs on DVD Rom

Post by Doctor Inferno on Wed Jun 03, 2009 5:17 am

Hello,

If your DVD drive is is DVD drive, it should be able to read it. But if it's a CD drive instead, there is no other way but get a DVD drive.


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Solved Re: DVD R discs on DVD Rom

Post by Fenway0077 on Wed Jun 03, 2009 3:06 pm

it is a dvd drive - but the disc wont play in my dvd player downstairs or my computer's dvd drive upstairs - oh well -

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Solved Re: DVD R discs on DVD Rom

Post by Doctor Inferno on Thu Jun 04, 2009 12:38 am

Hello,

2 Possibilities:
- The DVD is spoiled
- Your DVD Drive is spoiled.

If you have another DVD disc you can test the drive by placing it in the drive and test if it works.


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Solved Re: DVD R discs on DVD Rom

Post by badger on Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:02 pm

Some of the older dvd readers can only read dvd+r discs and not the newer dvd-r.
Ask your friend to do you another disc on dvd+r to check this.

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Post by Fenway0077 on Mon Jun 08, 2009 5:17 pm

it actually is already on dvd+r

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