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I bought a DVD and I played it on my laptop. It worked on the laptop but when i put it into the DVD player it wouldn't play. So I tryed playing the DVD in the PC and it also worked on there. Again I tried to play the DVD in the DVD player but it wont't work. What's the problem?

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  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock May 11, 2010

    Is the DVD you are trying to play a burned DVD from a computer or is it a DVD purchased at store other than the United States?

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DVD movies have region codes, and they typically only play on a player or DVD-ROM drive sold in the country where the DVD movie was sold.

The actual region code is in one byte on the DVD (digital versatile disc). The DVD player or drive has a region code in its firmware. Personal computer DVD-ROM players often have the code in the software or MPEG-2 decoder. The two codes must match for the player or drive to play the movie. The code is also printed on the back of a DVD package, superimposed on a small image of the globe.

DVD regional locking is used to control which DVD movies play in which countries or groups of countries. Movies are often released on different dates around the world. Region 1 has its own player that will only play Region 1 discs. Likewise, Region 2 players can only play Region 2 discs and not play any of Region 1's discs. The six codes are:

  1. United States and Canada
  2. Europe and Japan
  3. Southeast Asia
  4. Latin America and Australia
  5. Russia, rest of Asia and Africa
  6. China
please check the DVD region code again and what PLAYER u are using to play on PC / LAPTOP??

where did you buy the DVD player??

Posted on Jul 23, 2008

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try checking on the recording mode of the DVD. V recording mode produces more compatible DVD disc. Stay away from VR mode. You may refer to your manual.

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SOURCE: DVD player wont play DVD-R's

If the DVD is not dirty/scratched it might mean it has a stupid security thing that wont let you play "un-copyrighted" dvd.
There are ways around it but I think they are quite costly.

Posted on Dec 22, 2007

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SOURCE: BD370 BLU RAY PLAYER: loaded the film 2012, loaded to menu wouldn`t play...

http://www.lg.com/uk/support/product/support-product-profile.jsp?customerModelCode=BD370&initialTab=warranty#

Some new blu-ray movies require the latest firmware version on the player, here is the site where shows how to upgrade the player. There is a read file that shows you how to upgrade and which version you should be using. Best of luck.

Posted on May 07, 2010

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