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    OK, so I have an Eee PC... a small laptop that has no dvd drive. So I ordered an external dvd thing by Qubz, cost me 35 quid and was supposedly simply plug and play... so tried to select windows media player.... didnt work and it came with links to download the things to make it play. Still doesn't work.

    It says also for Eee PC I can follow the instructions on this link to make it work: http://www.myasuseee.com/installing-...omment-page-3/

    But I cannot even get the initial box up to type the coding in to... argh. I just want it to work.


    Any help MUCH appreciated, been trying to watch a dvd this evening to have a break from working...and now I am just upset and frustrated. Please quote if you reply.
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    If you are using Windows then you will not be able to enter the code in that link because it is only for Linux Operating systems. If the DVD wont play then it is probably a codec problem. However you can download the following codec which should allow you to play DVD's in Windows Media Player:

    http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multime...EG-Codec.shtml

    Alternatively if this still doesnt work then you can try the K-lite codec pack which will allow you to play almost any video type there is:

    http://www.codecguide.com/download_kl.htm
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    thank you...
    I think I already downloaded the k-lite one though (it was on the list of links to download). But it doesnt work... the fact theres a special link for Eee pc's makes me think it needs to be soemthing specialised. SO confusing for something that was meant to be easy.

    I may try the other link you posted.
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    The link you gave is for the Xandaros OS (Linux), which is the default system for that PC. If you have Windows installed then you need to use Windows programs instead.

    Some DVD drives come with software of their own to play DVDs, so check any driver CDs that came with it. Failing that, VLC for Windows is a fairly safe bet for playing almost anything, and nice and lightweight too.
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    thanks everyone, I am going to try and download the VLC and hopefully that will solve it.
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    odd, downloaded the VLC and it worked earlier today when I tested it.... but now, I have settled down to watch a film in bed and it isn't working again!
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    (Original post by Miss_Scarlet)
    odd, downloaded the VLC and it worked earlier today when I tested it.... but now, I have settled down to watch a film in bed and it isn't working again!
    Shame it's never the other way around. :p:

    Did you get any error messages or anything? Did the drive itself seem to be working (lights, sound, etc.)?
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    Nope no error messages...and my laptop acknowledged that it had been plugged in, lights on etc, but then nothing xD Even if I opened VLC, it didn't find it.

    Earlier, when I first downloaded the VLC and tested it, it worked immdiately and the window popped up when I plugged it in, and it played easily.

    Have uninstalled it and am reinstalling it now... Odd.
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    How strange. Does it appear in My Computer? Can you browse the disc (right click and choose Open)?
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    nope... :-/

    it opened it this time, but isnt showing the film.
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    still nothing :'( This is so disappointing!
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    it makes a noise of acknowledgement when I plug it in... but then nothing
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    Wait, so it's not in My Computer? That'd suggest some sort of connection issue. Assuming it's powering up okay, check the USB cable is plugged in properly. If that fails, try rebooting (and plug it in after it boots up, not before).
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    Yeah tried many times but no luck
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    it makes a noise when I plug it in, to acknowledge that it recognises something is plugged in...and the dvd thing makes a whirring sound...

    but then nothing, and it isnt in my computer either, and if I click the VCL thing it says it cant find a disk.
    Tried a couple of dvds but none work.

    I emailed Qubz just now too.
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    Hmm, :iiam:

    Try looking in Device Manager and see if it's listed (unplugging it and plugging it in again should hopefully refresh device manager so you know something's happening). That's under System properties -> Device manager. If there's any ? or ! symbol next to it, it may be a driver issue, though I'd hope that's not the case.

    Also have a look on disk management (go to Start -> Run or use the Vista/7 search bar and type in "diskmgmt.msc" ) to see if it's listed. If it is, you should be able to right-click and assign a drive letter to it. Take a screenshot if you're not sure, and be careful not to muck around with your hard drive.
 
 
 
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