Question about Intervideo WinDVD 5 for PC
Got this laptop in 2005 and after watching few movies, I cant play DVD anymore. Nothing happens when I try to play a dvd. Its Intervideo Inc. windvd. Audio CDs work fine.
Any help would be appreciated.
The Vaio / Sony combo DVD drives are renowned to be some of the worst on the market. Sony puts the cheapest cr*p in their laptop and it should be no surprise that after a couple of reads (10+) and writes (10+), your combo drive will be as good as junk... dead weight in your laptop. You'll also hear strange repetitive noises coming from it. I have 3 solutions:
1) Go to the Vaio support site, type your model number to get its page and search DVD upgrade firmware. This should 2 files. One is a .bin and the other is an executable to flash the drive with that .bin file. If the problem still persists then bad news.
2) Buy a USB2 external combo drive. This should be real cheap nowadays.
3) Check impactcomputers for a replacement internal drive. Prices have come down but still quite pricey.
Also if you can let those f*cks at Vaio know what you had to go through, that'd be great.
Posted on Nov 04, 2009
I don't think it's an issue with the software (WinDVD), but try putting a DVD Movie in and then check in My Computer and see if the DVD drive now shows the DVD's label name. If not, then it's likely to be a hardware issue.
The only thing I can suggest is to clean the laser lens with a cleaning disc.
Hope that helps...
Posted on Mar 24, 2008
It may possibly be your dvd decoder! its digital copyright Protection! you may need to either update the one you have or buy a new one! good luck
Posted on Oct 15, 2008
Make sure RealPlayer is installed and working. WinDVD won't work right without it.
Posted on May 06, 2008
Can't play DVD with my IBM R 51 lap top which came with Windows XP proffessional as and Inter Video Win DVD 5 platinum as OEM. Looks like one of the dll files in the program has got currupted.
Pls help with solution short of reformating.
Posted on Nov 22, 2008
Just want to watch a movie my laptop but cant?
Posted on Nov 20, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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