Playing ripped DVD's in Vista (possible bug?)

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Hook, Jul 21, 2007.

  1. Hook

    Hook Guest


    I have 300GB HD partitioned into 3.

    C: Vista Ultimate (at least it is C drive when in this OS)
    D: MCE 2005 (normally C drive when in this OS - is this relevant??)
    E: DATA (which has the folder of ripped DVD's)

    Just to clarify, whatever OS I log into becomes the C drive. I assume that
    is not a problem..

    Anyway, I have discovered that I cannot play my ripped DVD's situated on E
    drive using Vista Media Player and also Media Center - (btw, I have done the
    reg hack to show Gallery). There is no error, they just don't play - black
    screen in Media Player - as if they can't access the file. I can access them
    ok from Explorer, so don't think it's a security (permissions) problem.

    And here is the strange part...

    If I move one of the ripped DVD's over to the Vista partition, it plays
    fine! I know you maybe thinking, just move them all over then... but E drive
    is the data drive, hence has all the space whereas the OS drives have

    Well, thanks for listening - if any kind person has a suggestion how to
    solve this problem I would be most gratefull.

    Hook :)
    Hook, Jul 21, 2007
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  2. Hook

    DP Guest

    I don't think that's a problem. My dual boot with XP x64 does the same
    My guess is that you probably need to work with permissions some more. But
    that's just a guess. I'm sure someone in this brain trust will have a better
    answer for you. (I only replied to discuss the C: drive issue above.)
    DP, Jul 21, 2007
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