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Old Oct 12, 2004, 03:32 PM
delatroy delatroy is offline
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This is really strange, unless im missing something blatently obvious.
Rented 3 dvds over the past week, cant watch any of them. I insert the dvd in the slot, and it spits it back out at me for no apparent reason.

P4 2.6
Pioneer slot 8x dvd
XP.

The dvds are region 2. Iv never had any trouble before with playing dvds as iv bought some before, region 2, and they play fine.

I would be eternally greatful for any insight into this issue.
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Old Oct 12, 2004, 08:28 PM
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This is just a guess,

If other DVD's play fine on the same unit, then it could be some type of copy protection.

Some Audio CD's for example, won't play on a PC to try and prevent people from copying them.

Ask them at the video outlet if they are and try playing them on a stand alone DVD player.
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Old Oct 12, 2004, 08:49 PM
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yeh i was thinking that, but thats a bit ***. Surely you could still read them regardless of copy protection?
I rented quite an old one the other day too, same thing.

Im sure they would play on tv dvd players, but I dont have one.
First time it happend I thought it was just that dvd, so I brought it back to the store and got the same movie. Same problem.
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Old Oct 12, 2004, 08:55 PM
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Surely you could still read them regardless of copy protection?
No, that's the whole idea. If you can read them, then you can copy them.

The only other thing I can think off it to clean your DVD player lens.
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Old Oct 14, 2004, 03:06 AM
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If its copy protection cleaning the lens wont have any effect. Anyone else experience this problem?
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Old Oct 14, 2004, 11:02 AM
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You could try anydvd. It has a free trial. What region is your writer set to?
 

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