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DVD BURNER WONT READ OR BURN TO DVD's...

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
NvIDIA GEFORCE 4 64MB
Windows XP PRO
768 MB SDRAM

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

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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.

http://www.intervideo.com/jsp/Home.jsp

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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

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

HEy THAT WORKED! Thanks very very much!

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(NT) (NT) Bump.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 3, 2006 10:10 PM PST
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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.

Bob

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Suggestions?
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.

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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.

Bob

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