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DVD burner gone crazy

   
4:22 am on Dec 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Hi Guys,

I have this problem. I burn Windows media file onto DVD and I can view them on my PC fine. But when I move the DVD to the laptop, the laptop is unable to read the file. So weird, any idea why?

Please help

5:08 am on Dec 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Can you view other files burned to DVD on your PC? It's just media files that are invisible? What sort of files are these?
3:36 am on Dec 5, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I can sell files I burn on my desktop PC, but if I move the DVD to the laptop, nothig comes up.

Lately I have been burning WMV file i download from the web. I can see on my desktop PC fine but nothing on the laptop

4:27 pm on Dec 5, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I'm not clear here.

Could you take the burned DVD to another PC (net cafe, freind, other PC) and try it out? Is this a local network issue or general Windows problem?

It may be your DVD burning software. What do you use?

11:33 pm on Dec 5, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I have a desktop and a laptop.

The DVD burner is on the desktop, I download windows media files onto my desktop and I burn these files onto DVD.

Then I hake DVD to laptop to watch the media file but windows explorer cannot find anything on the DVD.

Haven't tried any other PC.

11:50 am on Dec 6, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Have you established that the DVD player on the laptop is working correctly - sounds like it may be dead.

Kaled.

12:42 am on Dec 7, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I've just tested the DVD drive, it's working OK, it can play a DVD I burnt in the office.
11:41 am on Dec 7, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I've seen CD drives (not DVDs) struggle to read rewritable media whilst reading recordable (write-once) media fine. Is it possible that a similar problem is occurring.

Kaled.

12:11 pm on Dec 7, 2007 (gmt 0)

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but these are single use dvd