The answers to this are many and varied. But let's start with the basics...
Firstly, is the drive, DVD compatible? A standard CD drive will not play DVDs. A DVD drive will however play both.
If it is a DVD compatible drive, will it fail to play any DVD, or is it just one particular disk? If only one disk, then that disk is either damaged or faulty or of the wrong region (see below).
If it won't play a DVD at all, then suspect either a faulty drive and/or hardware. If they're okay, then the installation of the drivers and supporting software maybe at fault. Uninstall the software/drivers etc., remove the drive and re-install again.
Finally, is it the right region? Some DVD drives are multi-regional, which means they will play DVDs from other regions (countries).
Others are multi-regional, but only for the first few transitions: you are allowed to play disks from different regions for up to 4 or 5 region changes. On the 4th (or 5th) region change, that disks region will be set as the region for the drive - permanently! A pointless feature, in my opinion.
The regions are as follows...
0 All regions 1 United States, Canada and US territories 2 Europe, South Africa, Middle East, Japan 3 South-East and East Asia 4 Central America, Mexico, S. America, Caribbean, Australia, N.Z., Pacific Isl. 5 Rusland, former Soviet Union, North Korea, India, Africa 6 China 7 Reserved (not active) 8 International territory (ships, planes etc)AnswerWhere the answer states: "If only one disk [won't play], then that disk is either damaged or faulty or of the wrong region (see below)", I'd like to point out that there is another reason not mentioned in that list -- the programming of the DVD can prevent it being played on various computer DVD drives. Sometimes the drive will not even "see" the disc because of this. AnswerWith the advent of copy protections for DVDs, there are an increasing number of production firms that are specifically coding discs so that they will not play in a computer. These firms instead are offering "digital versions" that can be purchased for a premium. Disney and its subsidiaries are at the forefront of this movement.
Insert the DVD into the DVD drive of your computer if you have one.
In short, Data DVD only can be played in computer, and DVD can be played on both DVD play and computer.
Only if it has a DVD reader.
If it has a Superdirve you can play a DVD but not a Blu-ray.
If your computer has a CD drive, but the video into it and it should start playing automatically or something pops out to ask if you want to play the DVD.
A DVD will play on the computer because the computers are made to play DVD's. The Xbox 360 will not play DVD's because they are made to only play BluRay discs.
Most computer DVD players are not region specific. Therefore, most DVDs will play on most computers. There are six DVD regions in the world.
Nope, you have to have the computer on to play movies. Unless you have a DVD player.
To play DVDs using the Player in XP, you must have a DVD-ROM drive and a software or hardware DVD decoder installed on your computer. By default, Windows does not include a DVD decoder.
Most PCs have dell DVD players.
Open the CD player. Insert a DVD & play.
You can't or else everyone would be buying PlayStation games to play on the computer.
In order to use a computer to play PS2 games it would need a DVD drive for the PS2 discs and a emulator program with PS2 bios
Any dvd player will play audio cd's.So any device that would do this would be called a dvd player and not a cd player.
A computers DVD/CD Rom can play both DVD's and Cd's as well as computer programs
If you computer has a DVD player and the software just inset it into the player.
it is a space where you put the dvd or cd to play on the computer or laptop
You need to have: a computer, some blank DVD roms (you can get them in most shops) and a disk burning program for your computer. With your DVD roms and DVD of choice at the ready you simply have to follow what the program tells you to do.
You have to convert your video to DVD format (VOB or MPEG-2) at first, and add the DVD menu to it, otherwise it cannot play on regular DVD player.
No. A DVD player only plays DVD's. In order to duplicate DVD's you would need a DVD recorder or computer software. A DVD recorder may also play DVDs. no, you can't!
sometimes it all depends whether you're computer is compatible
It will not play, but it does not break your computer
I think no as there is a DVD ROM drive which will play DVD's so what is the point.
This would be decided by your own personal preference. With a memory card you would be able to take it wherever you go and have access to the video with most computers. While the DVD might have a better quality, you would have to have a computer with a DVD drive to play it.