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What do you mean download cd's and dvd's? You don't download them, you
simply put them in the drive and play them. If you purchased a music cd
or a movie dvd that you want to play or watch, then just put it in the
drive. The system will recognize it and automatically open Windows
Media Player for you to play it or you can open it yourself if autoplay
is not active.
Exactly what is it that you are trying to do?
If you are talking about putting a blank cd or dvd into the drive to
copy music or a movie to it, that's another story and will take a while
to explain. You will basically need to make sure your CD/DvD drive can
burn CD's or Dvd's. Then you will need some type of burning software
(later versions of Window Media Player will burn).
Click Start/My Computer and look at your devices. if your DvD/CD Drive
is listed look for RW which means rewritable (it can burn or copy). If
it say DVDrw it can read and write dvd's. If it says CDrw it can read
and write cd's. You can also look on the drive door on the computer
where you would place the cd or dvd. If it says Rewritable CDrw (it
can write cd's) or DvDrw (it can write dvd's). If it says ROM (read
only media), that means it can Read Only and not write.
If the drive is rewritable then the software such as Media Player will
allow you to go find what you want to put on the cd or dvd. You have
two ways of putting things in the software to burn or write. You can
copy and paste, or you can drag and drop.
Your DVD-ROM drive will also play CD's. You can also easily remove it and replace it with a CD-ROM drive if you like. Simply open the case, unscrew the DVD-ROM, remove the power and data cables from the back and pull it out through the front of the case. Installing the CD-ROM just involves doing this in the reverse order. Make sure your computer is off and unplugged during this process.
it's because you are using cd to burn the movies on to and not dvd. your dvd will only read movies from dvd. I know it seems like if you put movies on a cd it should read in a dvd player, but since its not on dvd disk, then it will not play.
The 4600 has PowerDVD to play DVDs (You should have the software CD to install it on the 3000) DVD burning software would be Roxio/Sonic, and you should have that CD too.
If you don't have the CDs, then try download.com to download Free player software and Burning software
If you burned a Data CD and didn't finalize it, it likely will not be viewable in another PC. Put the disk back into the PC that created it and start the software you used to burn it and attempt to finalize the burn. This should make it compatible with most computers.
It may be that you don't have a DVD Decoder program installed. Look at the disks that came with the computer and see if one of them needs to be installed. The disk should be printed with information as to what is on the disk.