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Cineplayer Hangs When No Dvd In Drive


harris2508

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I'm sure that somehow a conflict has arisen between CinePlayer and some other application. I'm hoping someone has seen this.

 

If I place a DVD in the drive, it will run and CinePlayer will display it properly. However, there is no disk in the DVD drive and I try to play a DVD file set that is on the hard drive, CinePlayer hangs. Previously I could open the files on the drive and all would be well.

 

I've tried removing EMC 7.5 and reinstalling. Also, all updates are current.

 

I'm thinking there is probably a dll conflict somewhere and am hoping someone here may have seen this behavior and found a cure. Only other media utilities on the PC are Windows Media Player 10, lite version of Winamp (it's been there a long time) and AutoGK.

 

Thanks a lot for any thoughts! :)

 

--Bob Harris

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I'm sure that somehow a conflict has arisen between CinePlayer and some other application. I'm hoping someone has seen this.

 

If I place a DVD in the drive, it will run and CinePlayer will display it properly. However, there is no disk in the DVD drive and I try to play a DVD file set that is on the hard drive, CinePlayer hangs. Previously I could open the files on the drive and all would be well.

 

I've tried removing EMC 7.5 and reinstalling. Also, all updates are current.

 

I'm thinking there is probably a dll conflict somewhere and am hoping someone here may have seen this behavior and found a cure. Only other media utilities on the PC are Windows Media Player 10, lite version of Winamp (it's been there a long time) and AutoGK.

 

Thanks a lot for any thoughts! :)

 

--Bob Harris

I've been having the same problem and haven't been able to get around it. So, I just live with it. I have PowerDVD installed but I don't think that's the problem as it's not installed on my laptop and I have the same problem.

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Does this make sense or help?

 

A DVD-Video image always includes a VIDEO_TS directory that contains a file called VIDEO_TS.IFO. A DVD-VR image always includes a DVD_RTAV directory that contains a file named VR_MANGR.IFO.

 

To preview a DVD-Video or DVD-VR image, select the Browse for DVD... option, then locate and select the VIDEO_TS.IFO or VR_MANGR.IFO file. CinePlayer will then play back the disk-based image just like a real DVD.

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Does this make sense or help?

 

A DVD-Video image always includes a VIDEO_TS directory that contains a file called VIDEO_TS.IFO. A DVD-VR image always includes a DVD_RTAV directory that contains a file named VR_MANGR.IFO.

 

To preview a DVD-Video or DVD-VR image, select the Browse for DVD... option, then locate and select the VIDEO_TS.IFO or VR_MANGR.IFO file. CinePlayer will then play back the disk-based image just like a real DVD.

 

The problem is that the icon that one would use to look for files is not accessible when CinePlayer locks like that. I'm trying to play a video on a hard drive.

 

One work-around that I have found is to put a DVD in the DVD drive, then CinePlayer comes to life. At that point I do my searching.

 

But it doesn't seem to me that it should behave like that. At least I now know I'm not the only one! :huh: I had thought it was a conflict; now I'm thinking it's a BUG!! :)

 

Thanks for your thoughts on this.

 

--Bob

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The problem is that the icon that one would use to look for files is not accessible when CinePlayer locks like that. I'm trying to play a video on a hard drive.

 

One work-around that I have found is to put a DVD in the DVD drive, then CinePlayer comes to life. At that point I do my searching.

 

But it doesn't seem to me that it should behave like that. At least I now know I'm not the only one! :) I had thought it was a conflict; now I'm thinking it's a BUG!! :blink:

 

Thanks for your thoughts on this.

 

--Bob

 

Hello Bob:

 

For me Cineplayer hangs when I've previous opened a DVD in a DVD drive for viewing. The problem occurs because when Cineplayer first launches it tries to access the last media device that it used. For some reason it's not smart enought to time-out if the DVD drive is inaccessible because there is no disc in the DVD player, instead it just hangs.

 

The only way I've found around it is to put a disc in the DVD player before launching Cineplayer or alternately to change the Windows Registry for Cineplayer to tell it to look at a hard drive as the last accessed location.

 

If you want to modify the registry do the following (in XP, Windows 2000 and other are slightly different):

 

- select the Windows Start menu

- select Run

- enter regedit and click OK

- in the tree on the left navigate to the following item HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Sonic\CinePlayer\1.5 (NOTE: the text between each slash is one node in the tree) and select the 1.5 node

- in the panel on the right double-click the item labelled LastOpenMediaPath

- change the value to one of your hard drive labels, e.g. C:\, and click OK

- close regedit

 

Now when you open Cineplayer it shouldn't hang.

 

Good Luck,

 

Michael

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