"High Noonn" DVD??

Gary Kline kline at thought.org
Sat Nov 15 17:39:02 PST 2008

On Sat, Nov 15, 2008 at 01:37:26PM +0100, Roland Smith wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 15, 2008 at 12:46:03AM -0800, Gary Kline wrote:
> > 
> > 	Do any of you guys know why the DVD version of HIGH NOON won't play on my
> > 	computers?  I've tried everything I can think of.  Zero.   I watched the
> > 	*original* in the theater (I think); then have watched the tape in '98,
> > 	and the DVD just now.  I'm not that nutty to waste a DVD-R on it; I'm
> > 	just wondering my none of my players won't play it.
> Different region? Most players are locked to a certain region, and won't
> play disks from other regions. Although it is possible to install
> upgraded or modified firmware that removes the region encoding, that
> usually needs a windows program. And it can brick your player when done
> incorrectly.
> Roland

	I just realized that last night the DVD jumped right into the Start of
	the film.  No FBI threats of extraordinary rendition to those who would
	copy, no pre-list of places to jump to.  The extra features were at the
	end, only.  So it's probably a bad disc.  

	Also, the few time I tried different players--vlc first, the player
	locked up and the DVD tray was wegded.  Doing a shutdown I was the
	console spitting out "DMA error" type strings.  So ... while *usually*
	our players are fault tolerant, not in this case.  Since it's awhile
	2013, I'm not going to bother asking the library for another copy.

	thanks, gents,


	PS: I just tried of of the few DVD's i have [thank-you, PBS], "Keltic
	Woman"; works flawlessly.  {mm-BAR}, :-)

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