I have Windows XP SP3, and an external DVD R/W drive connected via USB. It's a Sony DRU503A if that's helpful. Shouldn't I be able to play DVDs? It's working, in large part, that is it's listed in My Computer as a DVD R/W drive, but when I put a DVD in there, nothing happens, and if I explore it, no files show up, nothing. I've tried a couple DVD movies, all same result.
Perhaps I need to download a DVD codec package? I did download the multimedia codec package Veks supplied, but I don't think that helps me really. I have both Windows Media Player, and VLC, neither seem to see the disc.
Thoughts? Ideas? Thanks.