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Disc not running
charles - 26-2-2015 at 18:46

I have tried to run a CD which came with a car cam,is there anyway I could get it to run. Someone suggested it could be security settings but I do not know


John Barnes - 26-2-2015 at 20:53

It depends on the format, is it a Audio disc or a video is it AVI or WMV or even a Pal format it could be a American format of NSTC, if it is a video disc it could need its format changed if it is a audio try a re-rode in Nero. just saying it does not play is not enough information. Maybe your codecs need updating or just your player is plainly knackered. It could be a multitude of things it could also be regional tied, some discs only play in Europe and others in the USA (region1) while others only play in other regions of the world. jmb

PS- bit more complex than football Charlesconfused2


John_Little - 26-2-2015 at 21:17

Have you tried looking at the contents via my computer?


John Barnes - 26-2-2015 at 23:45

Well if its a AVI it will have to be converted into PAL. A programme I use is called Convert X to DVD this enables it to be played not just on a computer but on a stand alone player / that is presuming its a video disc. also check the face of the actual disc if it is scratched or deformed or just plain dirty it wont play, jmb


John_Little - 27-2-2015 at 08:45

Good point. Despite being assured by Tomorrows World that they are indestructible.


waffler - 27-2-2015 at 09:28

Have you tried it on different players


charles - 27-2-2015 at 09:48

It is a simple CD included with a British made car camera, the manufactures say it should run with no problem


charles - 27-2-2015 at 09:52

Quote:
Originally posted by waffler
Have you tried it on different players


No....waveysmileywaveysmiley


LSemmens - 27-2-2015 at 10:30

Make sure there are no dirty great fingerprints on the playing surface, they can be as destructive on CDs as they ever were on records.


Katzy - 27-2-2015 at 11:58

What have you tried, Charles?

If you look in the root of the CD, you should see a file named "autorun.inf". If you open that, in Notepad, it should give you the name of the file it runs. You can, then, double-click on said file and run it.

Or, perhaps, you could try opening the video with Media Player. Media Player Classic'll run most vids.

http://mpc-hc.org/downloads


charles - 27-2-2015 at 15:11

Quote:
Originally posted by Katzy
What have you tried, Charles?

If you look in the root of the CD, you should see a file named "autorun.inf". If you open that, in Notepad, it should give you the name of the file it runs. You can, then, double-click on said file and run it.

Or, perhaps, you could try opening the video with Media Player. Media Player Classic'll run most vids.

http://mpc-hc.org/downloads




Thanks Katzy, will look into that,......waggyfingerwaggyfingerwaggyfinger