Having problems with your Toshiba Satellite A60 Notebook ?

My a60 plays some dvds and not others - why?? I am not using rental copies!!!

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There are two main versions of dvd's DVD-R and DVD+R, not all DVD readers can read both formats. DVD-R is by far the most common. The inside ring of the DVD will state what sort of DVD it is, check to see if you can ony read one type. If this is not the cause then it is probably to do with the "region" that the DVD has been formatted to play in.
Are there any common characteristics of the dvds it won't play? Use this link to download and update your codecs.


Codec stands for encoder/decoder keys which basically instructs the computer and the media player how to properly record and playback media correctly.

Now that your codecs are updated, see if the problem continues. If the issue persists, (i am assuming you already checked the surface area of the dvds to see if they were dirty, scratched or damaged) then double check the specs on acer's website to see the compatibility limitations on the player. not all dvds are created equal my friend... newer video compressions, track layering, and hi-def technologys may be beyond the capabilities of your laptops current device. the good news is, upgrading the optical dvd drive to work with the latest innovations is not difficult and its not going to set you back.

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