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DVD player won't play certain movies

Our dvd player has started getting "picky" about which movies it will play. More than a few will not play in the player, but will play on our Mac. Recently, I got a few dvds with three episodes on each disc, and the player would only playback the first episode. Once again, my mac would play episode 2 & 3. What's up?? This isn't the case with all dvds.... is it our player or Netflix discs? The recent episode "episode" was brand new discs..not a scratch on them. Any ideas?

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  • Barbara Drake Mar 23, 2007

    Thought I wasjust getting bad discs but several times I've returned a movie and have been sent a replacement of the same movie and that doesn't play either! Is there a format problem with some discs...... and I am capitalizing here..... IT PLAYS ON MY MAC BUT NOT ON THE DVD PLAYER! Any other thoughts???

  • Anonymous Dec 16, 2008

    i have tried 3 copies of the same movie, but it still won't play...other movies play just fine - i have a yamaha 6 disc changer as part of a surround sound package

  • Lestewart Dec 25, 2008

    My DVD player won't play most indies as well as many other movies. It plays the kids' things fine. It takes forever to load and then gives me the error message (This disc can't be played; please check disc). This happens with rentals as well as movies that I've bought at full price.

  • Anonymous Jan 07, 2009

    cooly- ill type this for my follow up post. i have the exact same problem only i have found if you keep opening and closing the player with the disc in eventually it will play. but now its at the point that movies/dics that would work fine 2months ago im now having to do the samething for and they play fine on my pc dvd players and other tv-dvd players in my home.

    gonna crack the case and try cleaning the laser and see if that fixes it.
    just to save some time those of you having this problem try what i said iv been doing and plz post if it works or not. ill post again after the cleaning



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It could be the disc that is causing the problem try some other disc and see what it does.good luck.

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