Question about Lite On LH-20A1H DVD RW Dual Layer Burner
I am currently using Windows Vista Ultimate and cannot seem to get my Lite-on DVD RW drive to work. Windows recognizes the drive and tells me that the newest drivers are installed, but nothing! It worked fine with XP. I have tried contacting Lite-on and that was a big waste of time. I was told to contact Microsoft? Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks! Just like quite a few people I have seen writing... my drive is an OEM version... I build computers and this drive works PERFECTLY under Win XP but not under Vista... I can read and write to CD's and I can burn to DVD... but no copywrited DVD's will play in my drive... Is Vista trying to make us all switch to Mac OS or worse Linux?
Copywrited DVD Movies require that an MPEG software DVD Decoder be installed on your system. Windows doesn't include any because of their Anti-Trust violations and court issues.
(not to be confused with other media players, and DVD players that are included with DVD Movies, such as HOTLLAMA, and Interactive - you still need a DECODER. This is a throwback to the early days of PC DVD ROM's that required a HARDWARE MPEG DVD DECODER be installed, usually in a PCI slot, and connected to your video card through the VESA expansion connector. Nowadays, the hardware is built into the DVD unit, but it still requires a software decoder to operate).
Every DVD ROM or Burner comes with one...usually "Cyberlink PowerDVD", and now Nero's included one in their bundled OEM package.
Any version of any one of these will unlock the "DVD Movie" features for all media player installed on your PC.
[oops, almost forgot, you need Nero 7 or better for Vista. Any Cyberlink should work for you].
If you don't have one, try borrowing one from anyone who's got one. You can also go the P2P route, and download one, if you're so inclined.
Good luck, and I hope that fixes your problem!
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