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30-01-2008, 07:39 PM
Hi all

I have made a DVD from a home movie and want to transfer it onto my PC for editing. It plays fine on the DVD player in the lounge, but not in the DVD drives on any of the PCs I have.

When inserted, it shows up in My Computer as 'CD Drive' and the icon shows 'DVD-RW'. OS's tried on are all Win XP Home/Pro SP2. DVD player is a Panasonic one. Disc Speed: 1-2x; DVD-RW disc.

How can I get the DVD to play?

30-01-2008, 11:07 PM
What was the DVD created on originally?
Was the disc finalised?

31-01-2008, 08:29 AM
The DVD was burnt on a DVD recorder

It was a DVD-RW disc - not sure if these can be finalised.

31-01-2008, 08:39 AM
What program are you using to attempt to play the DVD on in the PC's - and can you double click, or right click the DVD and see its contents ?

31-01-2008, 08:45 AM
it could be possible it wants a decoder which if it does sucks because they arnt free

31-01-2008, 09:29 AM
I think VLC will play DVDs or if you download a codec pack like K-Lite, that will allow DVD playback too.

31-01-2008, 07:38 PM
if it is media player try updating it i doubt it would work but it might