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Dell inspiron 6400 laptop not playing video CD and DVD

I have Dell inspiron 6400 laptop. The problem is that it is not playing any video files from CD and DVD. However it is able to detect audio CD n subsequently play it. It plays any other video files that i run through internet. Is this problem related to codecs or some hardware problem related to CD ROM. Please advise.

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  • manishagarwa Sep 07, 2009

    I have window media player, VLC, sonic power dvd. The problem is that laptop does not autoplay video cd/dvd using any of the above mentioned software. If i explore the files of CD/dvd it shows null. somebody asked me to install cyberlink power dvd for this problem. But i am little skeptical abt the solution as CD rom doesnt show any of the video files in the CD, dvd. I installed VLC media player thinking that it will play all types of files but alas it also didnt do anything

  • manishagarwa Sep 07, 2009

    the other thing i wanna tell u is that everytime i explore the video CD/DVD a pop up comes saying "windows cant read from the disc. The disc might be corrupted, or it could be using a format that is not compatible with windows"

  • sheiriz May 11, 2010

    Which video player you use to play your video files in your system ?

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Just install cyberlink power dvd then it will stgart playing all kind of video cds and dvds from dvd rom

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