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vitaum88

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hi guys.

the thing is, my driver reads the CDs/DVDs (let's just use DVDs, for instance)... However, it doesnt read well... here is what it does: it reads for about 2 seconds smoothly and playback is fine.. then it locks up for 0.5 seconds.. imagine that each letter is a frame:

A . B . C . D . D . D . D . E . F . G . H . H . H . H . I . J . K . L . L . L . L . M . N........ and it keeps going...

so the DVD IS being played, but there are those "locking up"... btw, i tested on the other PC and the DVDs are running perfectly...

pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee helppppppppppp =(
thanks!

Edited by vitaum88, 22 February 2007 - 04:41 PM.

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This is usually caused by a dirty lens in the drive. you could try a cleaning cd but that is usually only a temporary fix. Buy a new drive at newegg and get rid of the old drive Even dvd-rw's are only $32 at newegg.

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well.. thx for the info, but the thing is: i live in brazil, and stuff is REALLY expensive... like 100 bucks or so and also i'm using a laptop, so the drive is not THAT easy to change.. i'd have to get some technic u know
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can i do anything else?
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Well, you can go thru the usuall routine of deleting the drivers and reinstalling them. That works about 1 times out of every 5. Do a google search and seeif there are new drvers for your dvd drive. You can also see if there is a codec problem by finding what codec's you need and installing them.

You can find codec's here.
http://www.free-codecs.com/

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hmmm i've tried reinstalling it. but i'll see if i can find some new updates for it :blink: ......... it's pretty late right now.. i just got home from a party, so i'll do it tomorrow and let u know ok?? thx a lot! :whistling:
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what are you viewing those dvds on, for example another player might do better, I like vlc which is free and reads almost all codexes(though not real player)

vlc
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
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