DVD-Rom Problem


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Paul

I have a Samsung SD-612 DVD-Rom running under Windows
2000SP4. It is only recognized as a CD-Rom, not DVD-Rom.
Ive tried both WinDVD and PowerDVD and they both only see
the DVD-Rom as a CD-Rom and I cant play DVD's. I can play
regular CD's so the drive still works, it just isnt being
recognized as a DVD by W2K. Ive tried uninstalling it and
reinstalling it. I checked the driver info for the DVD-
Rom and also my CD-RW and they are exactly the same? What
do I need to do to get w2k to recongize as a DVD-Rom and
not just CD-Rom?
 
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Austin M. Horst

DVD-R drives require a decoder to recognize a DVD.
This is in the form of software (drivers).

Try re-installing the software that came with the drive.
Also check with the manufacturer for updated drivers.

Austin M. Horst
 
P

Paul

Thanks Austin but I guess you didnt read my message
thoroughly. I have tried decoder software in the form of
WinDvd and PowerDvd. Neither one recognized the drive as
a DVD. I sent off a message to Samsung and am waiting to
see if there is a driver I need to download or not. Ill
update when I get a response from Samsung.
 
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Austin M. Horst

InterVideo WinDvd and CyberLink PowerDvd are both a type
of Media (DVD) player, not a decoder.

DVD decoders needs a Content Scrambling System decryption
module & an MPEG2 decoder.
These are usually included in the Firmware of the drive,
or need to be installed via CD, download, etc.

My copy of WinDvd did not include a decoder.
I had to install the one that came with my DVD-ROM.

http://www.samsung.com/Support/ProductSupport/index.htm

Austin M. Horst
 

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