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Combo Drive not working wit DVD

by davecar54smith / August 8, 2008 6:57 AM PDT

I am Running XP and when playing a DVD in windows media player I get sound but no picture. when running in Nero, I gei vidio but broken sound. Any suggestions will be appreciated.

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If you check the forums the answer is
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 8, 2008 7:36 AM PDT

In this question -> What DVD player software are you using?

Hint: It's not named Nero or WMP.

-> Test again with VLC PLAYER please.

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Combo drive not working with DVd
by davecar54smith / August 8, 2008 7:56 AM PDT

The combo drive is on an HP Pavillian, the original software is Windvd,Nero, and Power DVD.
I recently had a Virus and had everything taken off & reloaded.
Everything else work's fine but was not able to reload windvd.
Is there somewhere I can possibly download recent drivers?
Thank's for your response.

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"windvd" is NOT A DRIVER.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 8, 2008 8:06 AM PDT

In fact DVD player software is never supplied as a driver.

I think you found the issue, cause, and fix. Go get VLC PLAYER to play DVDs till you sort out your windvd issue.

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Power DVD
by 4Denise / August 9, 2008 4:04 AM PDT

is what you should be using to watch DVDs. Try it.


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Combo Drive not working with DVD
by davecar54smith / August 8, 2008 9:53 AM PDT

I downloaded VLC Player and tried again, same thing sound is fine but no vidio. Possibly I need a new Drive.

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VLC PLAYER will never fix "when playing a DVD in windows...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 9, 2008 4:47 AM PDT

"when playing a DVD in windows media player"

Now play it in VLC PLAYER.

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Combo Drive not working with DVD

Iinstalled a new drive and it is still the same, Windows Media Player and VLC have sound but no picture. Nero and Power DVD have picture but broken sound.
Someone mentioned that I may have a CODEC problem but I have no idea what that mean's. Does anyone have any input on that?
Thanks fo all your input.

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VLC has all the needed CODECs.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 9, 2008 7:31 AM PDT

But maybe there's something you haven't shared about the machine. Does it have TWO VGA connections on it? If so the DVD video is likely on the other connection.

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Combo drive not woking with DVD
by davecar54smith / August 9, 2008 7:50 AM PDT

There is only one VGA connection. It's a HP510n running with XP Svc Pack 2

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Is this your machine?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 9, 2008 8:03 AM PDT
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Combo drive not working with a DVD
by davecar54smith / August 10, 2008 1:20 AM PDT
In reply to: Is this your machine?

Thank's Bob, I down loaded the drivers that pertained to the combo drive but still the same.
You are right in that I recently had a virus problem and took it in to the shop where they did do a reinstall.

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Sorry, I thought I was clear about ...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 10, 2008 1:22 AM PDT

Just to repeat if need be. There is NO DVD DRIVER that will fix this. Since VLC PLAYER does not play DVDs the issue is somewhere else. I only have your post to work with and I have to take your word there is ONE and only one VGA connection on the machine. I will note the DVI connection is considered a VIDEO connection too but some won't report this.

At least you know where your machine's drivers are and can work that issue.

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Combo Drive will not play DVD
by davecar54smith / August 11, 2008 7:27 AM PDT

Thanks for all your help Bob, Finally was able to download an updated Graphics driver from the list you sent me & it did the job.
Thanks again Bob

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Thanks for sticking to it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 11, 2008 10:14 AM PDT

Sometimes it's the "keep on trying" that pays off. Keep at it and you'll save hundreds compared to those that always head to the repair counters.

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