On Sun, 2006-12-31 at 10:57 +1300, Rob Brown-Bayliss wrote:
These are rented movies dvd's... All worked fine at the store
took them back, and I rented some more, same thing, some will work,
and the others don't
Even some of those can be bad. Though I'd only expect a few.
lsdvd is not much use if fedora does not recognize that there is a
disk in the drive.
Though, if you get a report about difficulty reading the discs that do
work, it raises your suspicions. Drives can still play discs,
apparently fine, to us, but actually not be reading them very easily.
I would have thought if the drive it's self was failing then the
reading of discs would be intermitent,
I would agree.
but as it stands the drive will either always read the disc or
fail to see the disc. I thought it mightr have been a region code
problem, but all the discs I have been using are from the same region.
It seems to simply ignore some and accept others.
Compatibility issues springs to mind, such as discs that are designed to
be difficult to play on a computer, as a rather lame anti-piracy effort.