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Old 08-09-2007
sean stephen
 

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DVD player
I'm a newcomer to the pc world and i need soem advice..please.! i have
windows vista home basic installed on an HP 530 notebook. i have had trouble
playing certain DVD's ...in particular collection of James Bond movies...no
kidding. anyway, i've downloaded a vlc media player as well as Realplayer in
order to view these movies because windows media player 11 wouldn't. it
seemed the laser just wouldn't read the disc...it battled to pick up
anything..made a kind of chugging sound repeatedly and the little timer wheel
just kept going round. so i got the other players loaded, but still nothing
worked. i was told that the actual DVD mechanism have have been faulty. then
a friend gave me a dvd of Cyberlink's PowerDVD XP version 4. bingo! it worked
but it is outdated and not vista compatible. since it's dated, there seem to
be no updates available for it. can i continue to use it even though it's not
compatible? what problems might i encounter? please advise
sean
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Old 08-09-2007
Carey Frisch [MVP]
 

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Re: DVD player
Did you download and install this update from HP?

InterVideo WinDVD Player
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport...77-1Additional updates for your HP 530 notebook are also available:http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport...ID=2094--Carey FrischMicrosoft MVPWindows Shell/User----------------------------------------------------------------------"sean stephen" wrote:I'm a newcomer to the pc world and i need soem advice..please.! i havewindows vista home basic installed on an HP 530 notebook. i have had troubleplaying certain DVD's ...in particular collection of James Bond movies...nokidding. anyway, i've downloaded a vlc media player as well as Realplayer inorder to view these movies because windows media player 11 wouldn't. itseemed the laser just wouldn't read the disc...it battled to pick upanything..made a kind of chugging sound repeatedly and the little timer wheeljust kept going round. so i got the other players loaded, but still nothingworked. i was told that the actual DVD mechanism have have been faulty. thena friend gave me a dvd of Cyberlink's PowerDVD XP version 4. bingo! it workedbut it is outdated and not vista compatible. since it's dated, there seem tobe no updates available for it. can i continue to use it even though it's notcompatible? what problems might i encounter? please advisesean
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Old 08-09-2007
Carey Frisch [MVP]
 

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Re: DVD player
Did you download and install this update from HP?
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport...tem=ob-51977-1

Download drivers and software:
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport...&lang=en&cc=us

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"sean stephen" <seanstephen@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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I'm a newcomer to the pc world and i need soem advice..please.! i have
windows vista home basic installed on an HP 530 notebook. i have had trouble
playing certain DVD's ...in particular collection of James Bond movies...no
kidding. anyway, i've downloaded a vlc media player as well as Realplayer in
order to view these movies because windows media player 11 wouldn't. it
seemed the laser just wouldn't read the disc...it battled to pick up
anything..made a kind of chugging sound repeatedly and the little timer wheel
just kept going round. so i got the other players loaded, but still nothing
worked. i was told that the actual DVD mechanism have have been faulty. then
a friend gave me a dvd of Cyberlink's PowerDVD XP version 4. bingo! it worked
but it is outdated and not vista compatible. since it's dated, there seem to
be no updates available for it. can i continue to use it even though it's not
compatible? what problems might i encounter? please advise
sean

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