Why is D drive not recognizing DVD's?

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  1.    18 Feb 2018 #11

    TV2 said: View Post
    Also. try this:

    Start > Settings > Apps > Default Apps

    Look at what is listed as the default App for Video. (Let us know)

    Click on the default App for Video, then click on the "Choose An App" button
    Select your preferred App from the list.

    If your preferred app does not show in the list, let us know.
    Films and TV, photos, vlc, vlc media player, Windows media player and look for an app in the app store is what's listed. Under video player. Films & TV was what was selected.

    When I select VLC media player for example it doesn't show up in autoplay options I only have the choice of find a dvd app (store), play dvd (Nero media home), send to device (Nero disc to device), take no action, open folder to view files (file explorer), import photos and videos (Dropbox), ask me every time.

    That's all the options I have in autoplay.
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  2.    18 Feb 2018 #12

    What happens if you set the default to VLC Media Player under "Video Player" in Default Apps.
    Afterward, it should run VLC when you insert a disk. Let's see if we can get that to work.
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  3.    18 Feb 2018 #13

    TV2 said: View Post
    What happens if you set the default to VLC Media Player under "Video Player" in Default Apps.
    Afterward, it should run VLC when you insert a disk. Let's see if we can get that to work.
    Nero plays it.
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       18 Feb 2018 #14

    @hollyoaks777 You need to do the step I told you to do in post #6 before the 321 Media Player will show up as an app that you can select for DVDs
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  5.    18 Feb 2018 #15

    Now that you have set VLC Media Player as default under "Video Player" in Default Apps, does it now show up as a device in Control Panel > Autoplay?
    If so, choose it and restart PC. Then see if a DVD plays in VLC.

    If we get VLC to work we should be able to do the same procedure to get 321 Media Player as the default, which I believe was the goal from your first post?
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  6.    21 Feb 2018 #16

    TV2 said: View Post
    Now that you have set VLC Media Player as default under "Video Player" in Default Apps, does it now show up as a device in Control Panel > Autoplay?
    If so, choose it and restart PC. Then see if a DVD plays in VLC.

    If we get VLC to work we should be able to do the same procedure to get 321 Media Player as the default, which I believe was the goal from your first post?
    No it doesn't
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  7.    21 Feb 2018 #17

    I recall having to deal with this. For some reason MS wants to make it as hard as possible to use 3rd party programs as defaults within Windows. Very reminiscent of the Windows 98 days.

    Let me go through my notes and see if I can find it.
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  8.    21 Feb 2018 #18

    TV2 said: View Post
    I recall having to deal with this. For some reason MS wants to make it as hard as possible to use 3rd party programs as defaults within Windows. Very reminiscent of the Windows 98 days.

    Let me go through my notes and see if I can find it.
    That would be great mate.
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  9.    22 Feb 2018 #19

    I think this is what I did:
    Go to Autoplay in Control Panel > for DVD Movie choose: Ask Me Every time > close and restart PC > Insert a movie in DVD drive > When the notification window pops up on the desktop click it > "What do you want to do....." :
    If your preferred program (123 Media?) does not appear, use the "open file" option to navigate to the exe for the player.
    Select the player > there should be a checkbox that says: do this every time" > check it > start video
    Then test to see if 1) the dvd starts with the preferred player automatically, and 2) if the preferred player now shows in the list of options in the Control Panel Autoplay section.

    Also: If you go to "set defaults by file type" (Start > Settings > Apps > Default Apps > scroll to bottom > choose default apps by file type > scroll down to MPEG-2 ) > and change the default app to your preferred player (you can do MPEG-1 and MPEG-4 too).

    The key here is to get the 3rd party apps, VLC or 123, to show up as options in the Autoplay settings. So another option you could attempt is to uninstall the program and reinstall it fresh, perhaps using the 'recommended" install settings when you do.
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       22 Feb 2018 #20

    TV2 said: View Post
    The key here is to get the 3rd party apps, VLC or 123, to show up as options in the Autoplay settings.
    This is the vital step and for 321 Media Player it will only show up in Autoplay if you do the steps I outlined earlier within the 321 Player Options.
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