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Fix New DVDs That Won't Play on Your DVD Player

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"I insert a new DVD into my DVD player and it plays at the beginning, then when it tries to switch to the menu, it won't play anymore with a black screen. I know it isn't the DVD player issue because all my other old DVDs work fine and the new DVD also plays fine on my laptop. What's wrong?"

You may come across a new DVD that won't play on your DVD player. There may be an error message saying "This disc cannot be played. Please check the disc." The problem may be caused by cracked discs, DRM copy protection, region code, media format, outdated firmware, etc. If you are stumped, here are some things you can do when your DVD player won't recognize new DVDs.

Tips for New DVD That Won't Play on DVD Player

1. Check if the new DVD is damaged. New DVD could also be cracked. If so, ask for a replacement. Also, check on how to repair a damaged DVD.

2. If there's no damage to the new DVD, try playing it on another player.

3. Update your DVD player's firmware. Outdated firmware on your player or computer may lead to the inability to read new discs.

4. Connect the player directly to your TV instead of through stereo or other systems.

5. The region code is a possible reason for new DVDs not playing on the DVD player. Region locked DVDs from one region won't play in another. You can make your DVD player region free.

7. PAL DVDs won't play in a player with NTSC format. Convert DVDs or change the player. Or check if DVD player supports the DVD.

6. DRM prevents new discs from playing. DRM will cause varies DVD not playing issues, for example, discs are not recognized, DVD player stops in the middle of the movie, etc. DVD copy software can bypass DRM and digitize these new DVDs to avoid new DVDs not playing error.

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author - Donna Peng

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Donna Peng's fascination with multimedia began at an early age - shortly after she licked the physical disc and then she's been obsessed ever since. Her decade-long career at Digiarty after the graduation has seen her unmatched expertise in the field of DVD, digital video, software and anything related to home theatre. She is currently fascinated with photography.

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