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stevenamills
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This may well be specific to me, but Vol 1 of Extreme Dean will not play in either computer DVD. I just got a second DVD today and the computer doesn't even see it. Tried it in another computer and same thing.

Just for the heck of it I stuck it in my TV DVD and it played. I've NEVER had trouble playing a DVD on the computer before and just wondered if anyone else has had this problem.

Thanks.....
Steve

PS NO problem on vol 2! Strange.....
Lonnie Dilan
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Maybe your comps dvd player is dated. As long as it plays on your normal dvd player you have no worries.
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Maybe it has to do with the specific file system that vol 1 was created?
as standalone dvd players read the dvd in raw mode there are no problems.
but it could be 1001 other things....
Josef Huettner
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Hi Steve,

I have the same problem - disc 1 is not playing on my PC DVD-drive (NEC DV5800A & WinDVD 2.3).
I couldn't test it on a standalone player and I have finally sent it back to the dealer.
But I think the DVD I will be sent won't play on my PC either.
BTW: I have approx. 30 magic DVDs and had no problems so far.

Josef
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Josef,

Glad to hear I'm not nuts. I've played dozens of DVDs in my computer with no problem. My drive is a Sony 500.

Just curious - could you play #2 and could your computer even see the disk? Mine acts like nothing is there.

Later....
Steve
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Could be the coating of the DVD or something. My DVD-Rom has problems reading DVDs with Verbatim Coating ( so it seems ). But it reads Exteme Dean DVD 1 with no problems... so I can't quite say what the problem is.

I think DVD-ROM aren't all quite standardised yet. Perhaps that's the problem.
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Steve, sometimes DVD have special requirements, for example de speed of your reader in the pc. maybe this is the problem, but i´m not sure.


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The coating of the dvd is usually important when it comes to dvd-r/dvd+r discs. pressed silver discs should have no problem media-wise.
Josef Huettner
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Steve,
Disc 2 is playing on my PC without problems, but with Disc 1 my PC acts like nothing is there.

Josef
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For those that may be interested in this technical stuff:

I installed a different drive - a "MadDog" brand. It can read the disk. Sony and NEC can't, but MadDog can - strange world.

Anyway, the disks are different. In the lead-in section there is a field called "Book Type". Vol 2 shows as DVD-ROM and Vol 1 shows as DVD+R. Some drives have problems with disks which are marked DVD+R in this area, even though they could read the drive if the header was marked differently. Such is the case with my drive and Josef's drive. Nothing can be done until a firmware upgrade lets these drives accept this type of header.

I thought maybe someone would be interested.

Later.....
Steve
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My Toshiba PC DVD drive had the same problems reading DVD+R discs. Some could be read whilst other showed no sign. I upgraded the firmware a and since then it has read all types of discs.
It's strange that an L&L disc is marked as DVD+r.
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