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Failing to read dvd

My samsung combo drive is unable to read few dvd's and once the dvd is inserted it shows that the dvd is empty though its completely written and works on other brands of combo drives. but the problem arises only concerning few dvd's and not all.. can i still play them? please help..

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Yes you could still play them on upgraded hardware but i have a question

are these cd's newer
and if there newer i would like to inform you that cd manufactures have rechanged the cd format to block piracy also in this its make you upgrade your drive to modern equipment standards by the cd manufactures standards once upgrade hardware all your discs will work until they change the format once again

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