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It will not read any DVD. It tries loading and you can hear a clicking sound and then it says "Cannot Read disc The playback feature for this disc may not be available."

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SOURCE: disc error "playback feature may not be available on this disc"

Hello arnita2211,

This error message is due to an improper format, that your dvd player can't handle. To correct this you need to use a program such as nero and in nero is a program called nero vision, that will recode the movie file into a dvd playable format.

You can download a trial of nero here
You will have to purchase a license when the trial ends. Sorry we cannot give you a serial key for this as it is Illegal.

Thank you for trying Fixya!

Posted on Apr 08, 2009

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