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    i recently bought a dvd from ebay with 35 cd albums on it when i put the dvd in my dvd drive it just acts as if there is no disk. i know it works because i have played it on my dvd player. do i need a codec or something i have windows xp and i have windvd 2000 installed. many thanx if u can help. angie

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    I'll pretend you didn't just say you bought this on ebay

    It could be Ogg Vorbis or MP3 Pro. Have you tried opening them up in Winamp?

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    You mean that when you click on the drive letter in windows explorer you get asked to insert a disk?

    Curious if it is. My personaly experience is that PC will read disks that DVD players won't and not the other way around.

    I have to ask the obvious but are you sure you never put the disk in a CD drive?

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    Reading this again, your problem is assuming this is a DVD, i.e DVD movie. All you have to do is open the DVD in Windows Explorer and play them in Media Player or Winamp.

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    Hmm. Marc's probably right here. I read it as though the disk is not recognised at all.

    Some clarification is needed here I think.

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    thanks every1 for getting back so fast
    it is a dvd and i did put it in dvd drive and when i put it in my dvd player it plays it just wont open with wmp (10) or windvd i will now try winamp but it is very strange as my dvd drive plays other dvd's and woops i didnt really buy it on ebay that was a joke

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    i tried winamp it saying the same "windows cannot read from this disk. The disk might be corrupted, or it could be using a format that is not compatible with windows." the disk is a dvd and it has mp3's on it.

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    It could simply be that your drive is having trouble reading the brand of media. Try it on a mates machine.

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    Marc is right - it's either a really cheap brand DVD or your dvd drive is really old. Older drives can't read dvd-r's and some only read cartain brands of dvd-r's - dont ask which reads which as it vaires too much. - If u know anyone with anewer system ask em to test it.

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    mmmmm...intresting

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