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TimeChaser Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:12 PM
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Disney DVD not playing on computer?
So, the other day I finally got Howl's Moving Castle. Since I was staying in a hotel last night and didn't have access to a normal DVD player, I decided to play it on my laptop. Now, I watch DVDs all the time on my laptop, and I never have any problems. However, when I put the Howl's Moving Castle DVD in, it kept starting and stopping playing until it eventually stopped recognizing the DVD at all. At first I thought it was a scratch on the disc, so we exchanged it. But the second copy did the exact same thing. Today, at home, I put the disc into a normal DVD player, and it played.

Does Disney have some copyright protection crap on their discs that prevents a computer from playing them? I know that some audio CDs had copy prevention things that prevented people from playing them on the computer, but I don't know about DVDs.
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  - Probably your laptop's DVD player  democracyindanger   Mar-10-06 06:17 PM   #1 
     - Hmm, that's really weird...  TimeChaser   Mar-10-06 06:18 PM   #2 
democracyindanger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:17 PM
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1. Probably your laptop's DVD player
Just watched Howl's the other night on my Mac, no problems.

No, this isn't a "go buy a Mac" comment. I have a PC, too.
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TimeChaser Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:18 PM
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2. Hmm, that's really weird...
I watch DVDs on the laptop all the time. Plus, it was only the first disc that wouldn't load. The bonus disc was just fine. :shrug:
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