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How to play a "real" DVD


jimmarako

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OK, I actually have two question here. I purchased EMC9 a few months ago, but due to a recent Ipod purchase for my wife, I'm finally actually making use of the SW. Mainly I'm ripping our CD's so I can get them on her Ipod. I found out about Roxio from TIVO desktop where I was trying to move TV shows to my Treo.

 

Anyway, I'm having trouble with DVD's. When I purchased EMC9 I thought for sure that "DVD playback" was a feature. Well I've inserted a DVD (real/Hollywood)and I can find no way to play the DVD on my computer. Obviously I have a DVD burner, and in the past using the older Roxio 6 I was able to create a few DVD's from TIVO recordings.

 

I'm running Win2K on a fairly new computer (Athlon 64 X2, 3GB memory, 600+GB disk, Nvidia Gforce 6800). I'm only running Windows Media Player 9.XXX which is one of the reasons I was interested in Roxio. I have a whole host of SW available: Roxio, Nero, Winamp, WMP,..... none of which seem capable of DVD play back.

 

So the two questions: How do I play/view "real" DVD's on my computer. The second question is how do I "rip" DVD's to my hard drive. It seems that the DVD's I've tried keep coming up "protected" and will not copy/rip. Am I going to need "alternative" methods to get my real DVD's moved over to my hard disk?

 

Thanks for the help.

JM

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When you click on the icon on your desktop, you should see the CinePlayer logo, on the upper right portion of the screen, with Watch DVDs under Most Frequent Tasks.

 

 

Nope, no such thing. When I open "Roxio Creator 9 Home" I get a welcom screen. On the right there is a "most Frequent tasks" pane, but no "Play DVD" Listed are: convert CD's, Convert Video, Audio CD, Compile Movies, Convert LP's/Tapes, and Jukebox disk.

 

I'm hoping using Win2K isn't the problem.

 

Thanks

JM

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Nope, no such thing. When I open "Roxio Creator 9 Home" I get a welcom screen. On the right there is a "most Frequent tasks" pane, but no "Play DVD" Listed are: convert CD's, Convert Video, Audio CD, Compile Movies, Convert LP's/Tapes, and Jukebox disk.

 

I'm hoping using Win2K isn't the problem.

 

Thanks

JM

 

If you updated to 9.1, it is a big problem. Where did you purchase your EMC 9?

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Nope, no such thing. When I open "Roxio Creator 9 Home" I get a welcom screen. On the right there is a "most Frequent tasks" pane, but no "Play DVD" Listed are: convert CD's, Convert Video, Audio CD, Compile Movies, Convert LP's/Tapes, and Jukebox disk.

 

I'm hoping using Win2K isn't the problem.

 

Thanks

JM

 

In Roxio home, in the left side list, click Applications (just below welcome). That opens a page showing all the apps and tools in the suite. One of those should be cineplayer.

 

Alternatively, in the left side click on Video, it shows a page with the Video related apps, one of which is cineplayer.

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Actually Cineplayer is under the "Media" heading from the home page.

 

Thanks to all of those who replied so far.

 

From the Roxio Creator 9 home page I did Help -> About this software. I am running version 9.0.088. I purchased the product direct from the Roxio website around late March. I've only recently started playing around with it.

 

I tried all of your suggestions. There is no trace of CinePLayer anywhere. Not from the programs->roxio->media list, not under "applications" no where. As far as I can tell it did not install for whatever reason.

 

Is anyone else running Win2K and do you have CinePlayer working?

 

Thanks

JM

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Thanks to all of those who replied so far.

 

From the Roxio Creator 9 home page I did Help -> About this software. I am running version 9.0.088. I purchased the product direct from the Roxio website around late March. I've only recently started playing around with it.

 

I tried all of your suggestions. There is no trace of CinePLayer anywhere. Not from the programs->roxio->media list, not under "applications" no where. As far as I can tell it did not install for whatever reason.

 

Is anyone else running Win2K and do you have CinePlayer working?

 

Thanks

JM

 

One of the folks, who frequent these forums, has Win2K on his computer, but I haven't seen him post in awhile.

 

You could try doing a repair of the software, through Add/Remove Programs. Scroll down to Roxio EMC 9, and click on Change, not Uninstall. Follow the prompts. When you get to the window with 3 choices, click on Repair.

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The Easy Media Creator 9 Suite comes with Cineplayer application in which you should be able to watch a DVD movie,

 

The software will not allow copying of protected/copyrighted/commercial movies.

 

Where would I find cineplayer? I see cinemagic under programs/roxio EMC9 but I do not see cineplayer anywhere

 

I think maybe my install did not finish properly. I get an error every time I boot up.... "setup.exe not found". Basically Roxio seems to want a file "setup.exe" to run at start up and it never has. From what I can tell the rest of Roxio is working OK. This seemed to be a minor error, but maybe I was wrong.

 

I guess expecting to rip DVD's was too much. Thats fine, play back would be enough.

JM

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Where would I find cineplayer? I see cinemagic under programs/roxio EMC9 but I do not see cineplayer anywhere

 

I think maybe my install did not finish properly. I get an error every time I boot up.... "setup.exe not found". Basically Roxio seems to want a file "setup.exe" to run at start up and it never has. From what I can tell the rest of Roxio is working OK. This seemed to be a minor error, but maybe I was wrong.

 

I guess expecting to rip DVD's was too much. Thats fine, play back would be enough.

JM

 

When you click on the icon on your desktop, you should see the CinePlayer logo, on the upper right portion of the screen, with Watch DVDs under Most Frequent Tasks.

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