Inconsistent DVD accessibility

Tommy Trussell tommy.trussell at gmail.com
Tue Jun 14 03:46:49 UTC 2016


On Sun, Jun 12, 2016 at 11:45 AM, MR ZenWiz <mrzenwiz at gmail.com> wrote:

> I have purchased a couple of mass-market DVDs lately that behave as
> follows (both of them, consistently):
>
> My desktop does not recognize them as readable media and refuses to
> mount or provide any access to them.
>
> My laptop can read them, play them, and I have used K3B to rip them
> both to ISO images.
>
> The ISO images both play and run properly, including all the menus and
> features on the laptop.
>
> The ISO images (copied vi alfash drive to the desktop) play on the
> desktop, but the menus and images don't work right.  E.g., I can't set
> subtitles to work, and on one of them, the built-in subtitles for
> foreign language pieces of the movie work fine on the laptop but not
> on the desktop (from the images - the disks do not work at all on the
> desktop - only).
>
> The hardware in the laptop is form back in the 90s, whereas the
> hardware in the desktop is all less than two years old.
>

 It could be an issue of region codes or other DRM built into the hardware.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVD_region_code#Computer_DVD_drives
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