Thread: copyright protected DVD
May 8th, 2004, 01:13 AM #1
copyright protected DVD
I tried to watch a DVD that I bought in store on my laptop, but I cannot play it although I tried using different players like power dvd, win media player, real player, dell media experience, all players just report that they encountered an error and cannot play the dvd. The power dvd player was the only one that actually gave any info on what kind of error it was and it read:
TheTV Out port of your display card is not working properly.
and when I clicked details it said:
This copy protected disc can not be played when the TV out function is enabled.
So I was wondering if there's any way I could maybe temporarily disable this function and actually play this dvd on my computer or if it's just not gonna work. I tried playing other dvds in my drive and they work fine. Any suggestions? Thanx
May 8th, 2004, 01:17 AM #2
I think that most likely you are going to have to download a codec to allow you to view the DVD.
But that is a guess, Will you tell us the DVD title, and your hardware combo, so we might have a better chance to help you?
May 8th, 2004, 01:21 AM #3
sure, but I don't think that codec is going to help as I am actually able to play all my other dvds hmm. anyways the DVD is 24 and my hardware is samsung cdrw/dvd sn-324f, is that enough info?
May 8th, 2004, 01:22 AM #4
I had the same thing happen to me and The Matrix. I was using an EvilKyroI at the time w/ TV-out. I was unable to disable it so I couldn't watch it w/ that video card. I've got an ATi RageFury Pro VIVO (Video-In/Video-Out) and it plays just fine w/ nothing disabled.
You might try going into the BIOS and turning off TV-out if you can.
You might also try updating your video driver.This signature intentionally left blank.
May 8th, 2004, 01:37 AM #5
okay so I checked the driver, it's intel 82845g, the file version is 4.13.01.3460 and the driver version is 126.96.36.19960 and I'm now looking at the intel website but am kinda lost so what do i do? do I need to update?
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May 8th, 2004, 01:49 AM #7
it's inspiron 1100 and I found the same thing as you so do you think I should update it? i'm not really sure about the version # hmm
May 8th, 2004, 02:05 AM #8
I'd just choose the OS on the Intel link and go from there. You've already got the latest/greatest from Dell's site.
EDIT - The version on Intel's site will take you up to 188.8.131.5262.This signature intentionally left blank.
May 8th, 2004, 02:11 AM #9
I already updated the driver from intel's site and my DVD is finally playing!! thanx a lot for your help Rick and maybe I won't be experiencing the traces that I had on my screen from minimized windows... we'll see, anyways thanx again
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