PC Hardware forum

General discussion


by chris tall / March 2, 2006 8:07 AM PST

I have a Samsung TS-H552 DVD+RW. A website for the SPECS is http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/samsung_ts-h552_dvd_burner.php

Now my problem is that the burner will allow me to read/write to CD's, but wont read/write DVD's. Perhaps someone could help me?

My pc specs are as follows:

P3 1.31 GHZ
Windows XP PRO

More than enough to support the drive, i jsut need some help...anyone out there?!

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: DVD BURNER WONT READ OR BURN TO DVD's...
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: DVD BURNER WONT READ OR BURN TO DVD's...
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
DVD Codec
by Alan Copeland / March 2, 2006 11:08 PM PST

I had the same problem you do; I purchased a NEC DVD burner and could play CDs, but not DVDs, even though I had installed the basic Nero software that came with the drive. I contacted NEC and was told that the DVD Codec I needed was available from (intervideo) WinDVD or other such sources. I installedd the 30 day trial version and the player worked as it should. I immediately purchased the full version once I was confidant that my issue was resolved. You can go to Intervideo's site and download the trial version to see if that helps.


Collapse -
Check the software that came with drive.
by chuckieu / March 3, 2006 4:54 AM PST
In reply to: DVD Codec

Probably has something like PowerDVD. You need to install that, too. chuck

Collapse -
by chris tall / March 10, 2006 2:23 PM PST
In reply to: DVD Codec

HEy THAT WORKED! Thanks very very much!

Collapse -
(NT) (NT) Bump.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 3, 2006 10:10 PM PST
Collapse -
Since XP doesn't provide DVD recording...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 10, 2006 2:30 PM PST

I see only one thing missing.

The software to support this.


Collapse -
by chris tall / March 13, 2006 10:23 PM PST

Any suggestions on software besides Nero, i have tried that and it didnt work, i spent 4 hours as it was doing something, then when it was finished doing what ever it was doing, it ejected my BLANK DVD and asked for a blank DVD.

Collapse -
Sorry, but too little to work with.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 13, 2006 10:29 PM PST
In reply to: Suggestions?

Nero could have spent 4 hours preparing some video to record. But there is no story here so I can't offer any other suggestion than CDBURNERXP.

I can't tell if this will do what you want since you didn't tell much.


Popular Forums
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions


Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly

Since upgrading to Windows 10 my computer won't shut down properly. I use the menu button shutdown and the screen goes blank, but the system does not fully shut down. The only way to get it to shut down is to hold the physical power button down till it shuts down. Any suggestions?