got a small problem with my sony optiarc 7201S dvd drive. i'm able to play audio cd, cd-rom and dvd-roms (both origonal media and copied media) however when i try to play a movie on dvd the drive wil spin, make a noise as though its trying to read it then stops and repeats until it just gives up.
i've updayed the drivers and the firmware but it hasn't made a difference.
i'm using windows vista premium with the latest service pack if that makes a difference
Is your DVD drive configured to play Region-2 movies? It happened to me once. I played a Region 1 (US, CA) DVD which I imported from the US in my DVD drive. Then I decided to play a Region 3 (SE Asia) DVD, which it failed to play. Setting my DVD drive to region 3 fixed the problem, although the number of times you can change the DVD drive's region is limited to 5 changes.