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    dlanorhitatruck Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Mar 15, 2011, 08:42 AM
    DVD will not play on PC computer.
    I bought a DVD of my hot air balloon flight over the Vallley of the Kings in Egypt. THe DVD does not playback on my PC Windows 7 with Windows Media Center. In fact when I load the DVD the resulting window says the DVD is empty and can be burned. The puzzling thing about this is that this same DVD will playback on my daughter's iMAC. How can I get my PC to read and play this DVD?
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    smoothy Posts: 25,495, Reputation: 2853
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    Mar 15, 2011, 09:42 AM

    Blame the Digital Media copyright act.

    Likely reason is it was encoded to both PAL, and to a different region code (to make piracy more difficult cross borders). And your computer is blocking what it senses as something that you should not have based on location.
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    Appzalien Posts: 540, Reputation: 57
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    Mar 20, 2011, 06:23 AM
    Try using DvdDecryptor to rip the VOB files to the hard drive. It will not work on a Mac unless the Mac has windows capability but decrypter may see the disk when Windows can't. If you can get the VOB files onto the hard drive you can use a free media reader like Mediainfo to view the details of the file. 25.000 frames per second is PAL format and 23 or 29.970(976) is NTSC. I have successfully used Nero Express to change a PAL dvd to NTSC by selecting NTSC in the options at the bottom and then when it asks near the end if I want to remain PAL I select no. Its also possible that the optical drive in your machine doesn't support the type of media (disc brand) they used and updating its firmware might correct it. The Mac's optical drive could be different. Perhaps if you used the mac to rip the VOB files out, you could transfer them over to the other machine and use Nero or another app to put them on a different type disc you know works. In Nero, if you looki in its directory for the acrtual nero.exe you will load the original Nero Burning Rom and then on the left select DVD and then in the drop down DVD-Video and then select NEW, it will create an empty VIDEO_TS folder for you to fill with the ripped VOBs.
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    lidonsmith Posts: 3, Reputation: 1
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    May 3, 2012, 02:37 AM
    This is caused by the DVD copy protection.
    I think you can learn some knowlegde from this article
    In this article, explain the DVd breaking dawn why can not play and copy, all of these are due to the digital copy protection, and this article gives a solution.

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