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All DVD's Being Read as Blank

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8

    All DVD's Being Read as Blank


    So every time I insert any DVD/CD (I've tried multiple from different movies and TV shows) my computer brings up Roxio Burn and says that the disc is blank which is I know isn't true. Anyone know why this is happening?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,127
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    can you try another program? lots of nice free ones out there like ImgBurn or InfraRecorder.

    Windows 8 also has a free DVD writer built-in.
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  3. #3


    Where The Wild Things Are...
    Posts : 222
    Windows 7 Ultimate / Windows 8 Pro


    In your Device Manager is there any issues with your DVD/CD Drives? Also what type of computer are you using?
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  4. #4


    I would change the default settings for using the cd/dvd drive. Go to control panel, default programs, change autoplay settings, removable drive...and select your preference.
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  5. #5


    San Diego, CA
    Posts : 178
    Windows 10 Tech Preview 10041 x64


    I believe that Windows 8 doesn't have the ability to natively play back DVDs. You need to install the Windows Media Center Pack or a program like VLC to enable DVD playback.
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  6. #6


    Quote Originally Posted by blackroseMD1 View Post
    I believe that Windows 8 doesn't have the ability to natively play back DVDs. You need to install the Windows Media Center Pack or a program like VLC to enable DVD playback.
    True, but a commercial movie DVD won't show up as blank in Windows 8 Pro that doesn't have WMC installed. alliemdb is not seeing normal Win8 behavior.
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