Hi Guys, my laptop is about three yrs old and its not allowing me to play any cd or dvd. I get the following message
"Windows Media Player cannot find the file. If you are trying to play, burn, or sync an item that is in your library, the item might point to a file that has been moved, renamed, or deleted."
being totaly useless in this type of thing Id appreciate some help. Whats the problem and how do I fix it
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Re: Error message when I try to play a cd,dvd or rip
Before we try blaming a faulty cd/dvd unit lets check out faulty Windows Media Player Software.
Is Media Player up to date? Try installing iTunes set as default. That will force the cd/dvd association to iTunes. See if the player works or what the error is...If it works...Then re-open Media player make it the default again and see it what it does.
This is from the Microsoft site:
Windows Media Player cannot find the file. This error message usually indicates the link from an item in Media Library to its associated digital media file is broken. Items in Media Library are links to digital media files that are stored on your computer, a network drive, a removable storage card, an Internet server, or another location. Links can be broken for one of the following reasons:
* A link to a temporary file from the Internet cache (for example, a file from the Temporary Internet Files folder) was added to Media Library and that file was later deleted.
* A link to a digital media file was added to Media Library and the file was later deleted.
To repair a link
Do one of the following:
* If you deleted or moved the file, replace it to its original location.
* If you moved the file, right-click the item in Media Library, click Error Details, and then enter the new location of the file.
To delete a link
Do one of the following:
* Right-click the item in Media Library, click Error Details, and then select the Remove file from Media Library check box.
* Right-click the item in Media Library, and then click Delete from Library.
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I guess you meant ripping store bought CDDA, ;discs. right>?
compact disk-Digital Audio, disks as see in WALFart. music department. right?
first off CD players can skip error playing CDDA will try to play even with scratches, and the data is repeated if you read the spec, on CDDA, but a scratch that is long in the direction of the spin
that will be BAD DATA! and if you rip a CD , it will not like scratches at all. this is COMMON.
Hint bad disks don't rip.
you have 5 choices. (I think I got them all)
A new CDDA disk, with no scratches., duh factor 1:
B: have the disk professional polished, (yes this is a service)
C: try a new CD DISK DRIVE, in your PC, some work better with scratches, or buy a portable CD/DVD USB player it may work better.
D: try a 2nd PC for same reasons of C:
E: try other ripping APPS< some may work better with scratched CDs./? many are free, costs zero to try.
My experience with CD/DVD players has been, unfortunately, that when the trays stop opening and/or closing, or when error messages start regularly, it's history. Hope yours turns out differently, but I wouldn't count on it. It will cost you as much or more to fix it than to replace it. if you live near a large junkyard you might try to retrieve one there, but the fact that your car is 13 yrs. old will make that tougher.
The game may be not supported with the current Operating System Perhaps!!! What was your old computer's Operating system? And since the CD-ROM is 14 years old does it has too many scratch?? These days computer CD/DVD drives will never read the disc if they are scratched...
Finally, when you try installing the game, do you encounter any error message? if yes please post it....always remember if your posting your problem in forum, make sure that you provide all information about the issue.
AnyDVD allows you also to play, copy and rip copy protected Audio CD/DVD. Even it can control the drive speed of your DVD drive, allowing you to reduce the noise level when watching movies on your PC. You can even adjust the display frequency of your monitor for both NTSC and PAL displays. And more ... ...
Use DVDFab to rip the files to your HDD, it will create a VIDEO_TSfolder and put all the video files in it. DVDFab is a whole movieripper only, so you're getting everything on the disk ripped to you'reHDD, once DVDFab is done, run DVD shrink. Use DVD shrink to open thefiles created by DVDFab (use the open files tab and browse to theVIDEO_TS folder created by DVDFab and choose it), at this point shrinkwill import the files, use shrink as you normally would to create yourbackup.
PS has no effect.. Most likely the laser is going bad in the DVD.. See if it will play a music CD* If it will play a music CD but not the DVD it is the Laser. Most of the Laser asm are made in china and don't last long.