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Morgenmuffel
12-10-2013, 03:49 PM
Exactly that, I put the Audio CD in the Computer and the computer doesn't even acknowledge there being a disk there

Computer is Windows 8
DVD drive is an ASUS (fairly recent)

CD is
Seven Seas by Echo and the Bunnymen
Warner Platinum Collection
Copywrite on the back is 2005 Warner UK

And it works fine in my stereo

This is the second CD I have had this issue with, where it works fine in various stereos but doesn't work on the computer

Anyhelp appreciated

wainuitech
12-10-2013, 05:21 PM
Tried cleaning it ?


the computer doesn't even acknowledge there being a disk there Are you referring to not displaying under Computer ?

Morgenmuffel
12-10-2013, 06:34 PM
1) Yes its clean, no dust on it etc
2) it doesn't display under my computer, if i click on the cd drive icon it pops the drive open and tells me to insert a disk (even though the disk is already in there), and no other programs can see the disk

wainuitech
12-10-2013, 06:59 PM
Doubt it will be any copy write protection, normally if that's causing it there will be a message of some sort, it shouldn't cause it to not display under Computer.

Sometimes they look clean but aren't. I normally clean CD's/DVD's with isopropyl alcohol and a soft cloth or tissues, or breath on them and clean with tissues.

Could also be the Optical drive causing a problem. DO you have another you can plug in just to see ?

Bryan
13-10-2013, 08:25 AM
Don't you need to download something from Microsoft to allow CDs' to play. I thought WIN8 was distributed without programs that allowed CDs' or DVDs' to play without the addon.

gary67
13-10-2013, 09:16 AM
Don't you need to download something from Microsoft to allow CDs' to play. I thought WIN8 was distributed without programs that allowed CDs' or DVDs' to play without the addon.

That would be a dumb step from MS

CliveM
13-10-2013, 10:19 AM
Don't you need to download something from Microsoft to allow CDs' to play. I thought WIN8 was distributed without programs that allowed CDs' or DVDs' to play without the addon.
No. W8 comes with the same player that W7, Vista et al had which works just fine for CDs. You do need W8 pro and pay extra for Windows Media Center if you wish to use that program,

feersumendjinn
13-10-2013, 10:31 AM
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-nz/windows/dvd-playback-help
Only needed for DVDs though; you may have a defective disc, hold it up with a bright light behind it, if you can see holes in the disc, you have disc rot (the metal layer the data is encoded on has corroded), cant be fixed.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disc_rot
http://www.google.co.nz/imgres?imgurl=http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/yy259/slackur/DiscRotExampleAbove.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.rfgeneration.com/news/disc-rot/An-important-note-to-Video-Game-Sellers-and-Buyers-1337.php&h=768&w=1024&sz=74&tbnid=2gWVTTUkqSvSRM:&tbnh=94&tbnw=125&zoom=1&usg=__1lbD6hxx5QqFy_8bvCn_JsL1jvM=&docid=25TmPWB6fzgj6M&sa=X&ei=aL1ZUuXQK42BkwWAv4HgBg&ved=0CDgQ9QEwAQ

wainuitech
13-10-2013, 10:54 AM
Don't you need to download something from Microsoft to allow CDs' to play. I thought WIN8 was distributed without programs that allowed CDs' or DVDs' to play without the addon. W8 will play CD's perfectly fine.

You have to install a different player of some description if you want to play DVD's or Blu-Ray. Its all to do with licencing.
There are several about, some are paid software some are not.

I use freesmith free-video-player (http://www.freesmith.com/free-video-player.html) Works nicely on DVD's and Bluray as advertised. Bets part its FREE :D

One paid piece of software that works great as well is Aurora Blu-ray Media Player (http://www.bluray-player-software.com/blu-ray-media-player.htm) It was a free one form giveawayoftheday, worked great till I updated it :( Now its converted back to the trail which plays a watermark on DVD or Blu-ray playback. But plays avi's or mkv and other formats without the watermark.

There is also VLC player, but last time I tried it didn't like Blu-ray to much

Driftwood
13-10-2013, 12:07 PM
Have you tried any other CD's.

Agent_24
13-10-2013, 01:12 PM
I put the Audio CD in the Computer and the computer doesn't even acknowledge there being a disk there

Seven Seas by Echo and the Bunnymen

This is the second CD I have had this issue with, where it works fine in various stereos but doesn't work on the computer

Anyhelp appreciated

I don't have that particular album but going by the date of 2005 it *may* have some kind of copy protection. Not all audio CD copy protections try to load some program to interfere with ripping (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copy_Control) but still have things that can interfere with the computer's ability to read the disc properly. If it has that logo on it, that may well be the problem.

Aside from that, stuffed drive perhaps? Just because it's recent doesn't mean it's not faulty. Also note that some DVD drives don't seem to be all that well designed for reading anything that isn't a DVD - although an Asus should be fairly good.