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This is driving me nuts.
« on: May 22, 2007, 09:42:04 AM »
This is probably going to sound like a minor gripe but its bugging the hell out of me at the moment. I can't play DVD's on my PC any more but the software I use to convert my DVD collection so that I can watch them on my PDA when I'm travelling shows them in the preview screen.

Surely it should be a simple thing, if pqdvd can show the film as its converting then why the hell cant media player powerdvd or nero. I've reinstalled directX, graphics drivers, have gone through every single codec pack I can find, hell I've even reinstalled Windows twice and all that happens is that the player will look at the DVD, freeze, fart and fall over.  Banghead


You know, I used to think it was awful that life was so unfair. Then I thought, wouldn't it be much worse if life were fair, and all the terrible things that happen to us come because we actually deserve them? So, now I take great comfort in the general hostility and unfairness of the universe

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Re: This is driving me nuts.
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2007, 09:42:56 AM »
Travel with a portable television. The rest I fail to understand at all! confused:
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Re: This is driving me nuts.
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2007, 09:45:57 AM »
This is probably going to sound like a minor gripe but its bugging the hell out of me at the moment. I can't play DVD's on my PC any more but the software I use to convert my DVD collection so that I can watch them on my PDA when I'm travelling shows them in the preview screen.

Surely it should be a simple thing, if pqdvd can show the film as its converting then why the hell cant media player powerdvd or nero. I've reinstalled directX, graphics drivers, have gone through every single codec pack I can find, hell I've even reinstalled Windows twice and all that happens is that the player will look at the DVD, freeze, fart and fall over.  Banghead



Win XP is it?
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Re: This is driving me nuts.
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2007, 09:58:17 AM »
XP SP2, there is no way in hell I'd even consider touching vista for at least another 6 months. I'm letting all the muppets who bought it up in the initial frenzy pay to beta test it for me  whistle:
You know, I used to think it was awful that life was so unfair. Then I thought, wouldn't it be much worse if life were fair, and all the terrible things that happen to us come because we actually deserve them? So, now I take great comfort in the general hostility and unfairness of the universe

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« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2007, 10:00:45 AM »
What if you tried loading WinDVD?

Also, have you checked the Event Viewer? It can be your best friend in such situations?
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Re: This is driving me nuts.
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2007, 10:06:28 AM »
Media player, WinDVD, PowerDVD, Nero Home Cinema, TCPMP desktop version and Realplayer.

The events log indicates a problem with the codecs but I've gone through god knows how many codec packs starting with the one I had installed before I upgraded my machine which initially worked.

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« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2007, 10:11:43 AM »
What if you remove all the codecs in Device Manager?
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Re: This is driving me nuts.
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2007, 10:24:34 AM »
Then it farts, falls over and reboots itself.

I'm starting to think its something to do with my graphics card, I'm planning on ordering an upgrade when I get paid anyway so I'll see if that has any effect.
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Re: This is driving me nuts.
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2007, 11:53:47 AM »
Then it farts, falls over and reboots itself.

I'm starting to think its something to do with my graphics card, I'm planning on ordering an upgrade when I get paid anyway so I'll see if that has any effect.

Take her to the cinema you cheapskate. ::)

"Lets sit in the back of my car and watch the movie on my PDA". noooo:
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« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2007, 01:04:32 PM »
Then it farts, falls over and reboots itself.

I'm starting to think its something to do with my graphics card, I'm planning on ordering an upgrade when I get paid anyway so I'll see if that has any effect.
That was my next suggestion?

Even if you have a cheap VGA card or something ? replace your current card with it and let the system sort out the drivers.

Then put the other card back ? might well fix it.  happy088
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Re: This is driving me nuts.
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2007, 01:27:10 PM »
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Me falling asleep during this terribly dull thread. Do carry on.

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Re: This is driving me nuts.
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2007, 01:47:15 PM »
Then it farts, falls over and reboots itself.

I'm starting to think its something to do with my graphics card, I'm planning on ordering an upgrade when I get paid anyway so I'll see if that has any effect.

Take her to the cinema you cheapskate. ::)

"Lets sit in the back of my car and watch the movie on my PDA". noooo:

Hardly Darwin, but if I'm on the train (or in the office when I have the place to myself  whistle: ) its far easier to have half a dozen memory cards wih a decent collection of films on than to get a portable dvd player and lug that and the DVD's round.
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Re: This is driving me nuts.
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2007, 01:49:19 PM »
Try a book. They seldom fail
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« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2007, 02:02:50 PM »
I tried that, but each time I'd get interrupted by someone who wanted to talk. Watching a film with my headphones on seems to say sod off to everyone.  eyes:
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Re: This is driving me nuts.
« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2007, 02:37:19 PM »
I tried that, but each time I'd get interrupted by someone who wanted to talk. Watching a film with my headphones on seems to say sod off to everyone.  eyes:
Try wearing headphones while you read a book?
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