Tag Archives: DVD player software

How to troubleshoot Windows XP-based computer can not read CD or DVD problems? – 3

Apr 01st, 2010by dvdxplayer 1,672 views |Comments Off

Method 4: Use another CD-ROM drive (DVD player)
1. If the computer has multiple CD-ROM drive, insert the other CD-ROM CD-ROM drive, and then try to read the disc. Note: Make sure the disc is compatible with CD-ROM drive. For example, do not try to insert a standard DVD disc to a CD-ROM drive, not to insert the CD-RW discs in the CD drive which do not support CD-RW disc. For DVD disc, make sure the drive has a DVD logo on the front. Read More »

How to troubleshoot Windows XP-based computer can not read CD or DVD problems? – 1

Apr 01st, 2010by dvdxplayer 2,181 views |Comments Off

Problem description (DVD player software)

You may receive an error message similar to one of the following when try to open a file or program on your CD or DVD:

Error message 1
Application name is not a valid win32 application. Read More »

Why Would I Need to Upgrade DVD Player Firmware?

Mar 30th, 2010by dvdxplayer 2,217 views |Comments Off

Some times we can not play the DVD on our computer, and was told to upgrade our firmware. So how to deal with it?

DVD players are just computers. Each of them has a software program that decides how it plays discs. It’s called firmware because the software is stored on a chip. Some players have flaws in their programming that cause problems when playing certain DVDs. To rectify the problem, or in some cases to work around authoring errors on popular discs, the player must be upgraded with a replacement firmware chip. This usually has to be done in a factory service center, although some players can be upgraded simply by inserting a CD. Read More »

What is dual layer disc? Can I play it on my PC?

Mar 30th, 2010by dvdxplayer 16,149 views |Comments Off

Dual-layer disc is a kind of disc which has two layers of data, the first layer is semi-transparent so that the laser can go through it and read data on the second layer. Since both layers are readable from one side, a dual-layer disc can hold almost twice as much data as a single-layer disc, typically 4 hours of video.

Initially only a few replication plants could make dual-layer discs, now it is available almost everywhere. The second layer can use either a PTP (parallel track path) layout where both tracks run in parallel (for independent data or special switching effects), or an OTP (opposite track path) layout where the second track runs in an opposite spiral; that is, the pickup head reads out from the center on the first track then in from the outside on the second track. The OTP layout, also called RSDL (reverse-spiral dual layer), is designed to provide continuous video across both layers. When the laser pickup head reaches the end of the first layer it changes focus to the second layer and starts moving back toward the center of the disc. The layer change can occur anywhere in the video; it doesn’t have to be at a chapter point. There’s no guarantee that the switch between layers will be seamless. The layer change is invisible on some players, but it can cause the video to freeze for a fraction of a second or as long as 4 seconds on other players. The “seamlessness” depends as much on the way the disc is prepared as on the design of the player. The advantage of two layers is that long movies can use higher data rates for better quality than with a single layer. See 1.27 for more about layer changes.

Dual-layer discs have three paticular features: 1) the gold color, 2) a menu on the disc for selecting the widescreen or fullscreen version, 3) two serial numbers on one side.

Players and drives of your computer are two major factors that decide whether a dual-layer disc is readable or not. There are very few units that have problems with dual-layer discs–this is a design flaw and should be corrected for free by the manufacturer. Some discs are designed with a “seamless layer change” that technically goes beyond what the DVD spec allows. This causes problems on a few older players.

All players and drives can play double-sided discs if you flip them over. No manufacturer has announced a model that will play both sides, other than a few DVD jukeboxes. The added cost would be hard to justify since discs can hold over 4 hours of video on one side by using two layers. (Early discs used two sides because dual-layer production was not widely supported. This is no longer a problem.)

Reference: http://www.dvddemystified.com/dvdfaq.html#1.18(Reedited)
Note: Please cite the source if you like this article: DVD X Player – DVD Player software.
Website: http://www.dvd-x-player.com/blog/?p=474

The guidence of DVD purchase

Mar 25th, 2010by dvdxplayer 2,126 views |Comments Off

For one time play or for collection?
If just for DVD play, then no need to over-pursue version! As long as a clear translation in general can be fine. To be frankly, lossy compression (ysys) D5 film much better than the VCD, and I usually buy the D5 film, I buy D9 for collection, buy the D9 version of a good movie, so D5 does give us more to enjoy the film and a good way to save money (flyerzeng language). Read More »

Why the movie sound stopped and then continue playing?

Mar 24th, 2010by dvdxplayer 1,886 views |Comments Off

Transmitted through the SPDIF audio signal loss arising may be your power supply is of low-quality, perhaps you need to purchase a surge suppressor to limit the current. Audio signal loss may be also caused by low-quality fiber-optic or coaxial cable caused. Some users have reported that poor PC power supply can also cause the same problem. There is another reason, I have experienced with the software NanDub like Muxing (mixed) tracks, as settings are too tight (64/64ms), leading to signal loss.

Cite please specify the source: http://www.dvd-x-player.com/blog/

An introduction of DVD Ghost

Mar 22nd, 2010by dvdxplayer 1,995 views |Comments Off

DVD Ghost is a software that bestow your DVD players and DVD copy/backup softwares to play or copy any copyright-protected DVDs.

DVD Ghost is a professional DVD copyright breaker. It is a small, effective sofrware working with other DVD softwares. It is light on your system resources and resides in system tray. It removes all kinds of restrictions(CSS, RPC Region code, RCE, APS, UOPS etc.) from the DVD discs in the background.

Through this software your player will be able to play all region DVD on all DVD drives with mismatched region code without changing the region code. You needn’t hack DVD drive (flash firmware) which is very dangerous.

It also allows you to copy your DVD movie to hard disk if DVD copy/backup software not installed in your computer.

But I have to tell you that, it is not a DVD player software, and it can not play it for you.

What’s firmware and why would I need to upgrade it?

Jan 11th, 2010by dvdxplayer 1,496 views |Comments Off

DVD players are simple computers. Each one has a software program that controls how it plays discs. Since the software is stored on a chip, it’s called firmware. Some players have flaws in their programming that cause problems playing certain DVDs. Read More »

How do I get rid of the black bars at the top and bottom?

Jan 08th, 2010by dvdxplayer 3,648 views |Comments Off

The black bars are part of the letterbox process (see 3.5), and in many cases you can’t get rid of them, even if you have a widescreen TV. If you set the display option in your player to pan & scan (sometimes called fullscreen or 4:3) instead of letterbox Read More »

Is DVD-Video a worldwide standard? Does it work with NTSC, PAL, and SECAM?

Jan 07th, 2010by dvdxplayer 2,232 views |Comments Off

Video on a DVD is stored in digital format, but it’s formatted for one of two mutually incompatible television systems: 525/60 (NTSC) or 625/50 (PAL/SECAM). Therefore, there are two kinds of DVDs: “NTSC DVDs” and “PAL DVDs.” Some players only play NTSC discs, others play PAL and NTSC discs. Read More »