Can't play DVD with WMP or PowerDVD

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by casioguy, Apr 19, 2006.

  1. casioguy

    casioguy

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    Anyone tried to play a DVD? I get an error message 'An unexpected error is returned by your DVD-ROM. Power DVD might not be compatible with it.'

    Same message with Windows Media Player.
     
  2. nicka

    nicka

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    I know this may be basic, but why not play it in OS X, where it would work fine w/o any issues?

    Nick
     
  3. dr_lha

    dr_lha

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    My guess would be that PowerDVD is looking for the region control part of the DVD and that it isn't emulated by Parallels.
     
  4. earthling

    earthling

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    Nero

    I just installed Nero 7 and had no problems playing back DVDs. A _little_ bit choppy at times but for the most part everything worked. (windowed, not full screen)
     
  5. casioguy

    casioguy

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    If programs like AnyDVD can run in Parallels, then the region-lock on the Mac's superdrive/combodrive would be rendered moot...
     

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