Now, the DVD in question WILL play when I connect and use an external, USB DVD drive, AND it will play on the DVD player connected to the TV.
I've checked the usual suspects like codecs, autoplay settings, file types etc etc.
Any ideas folks?
Rickles: >Is the disk one that has been pressed or burned? If the latter, is the physical format one that your drive supports?Is the disk out of balance? I have seen DVDs produced by fringe manufacturers that were so out of balance that some drives would shutdown rather than spin the disk up to full speed in order to avoid physical damage to the drive. <
Hmmm, made by a commercial film producer.
Drive also plays - and + R disks.