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    I have recently acquired a Navitrack II and was looking at the DVD, or should I say trying to, but cant play the disc. There are no recomendations for which program to use(win media etc) so I am wondering whether someone can help.

    Many thanks

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    Re: Navitrack 2 operators manual DVD

    Could I have a disc that is not suitable for Aussie DVDs.??????????

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      Re: Navitrack 2 operators manual DVD

      The DVD can be played on any stand-alone DVD player or on your Mac or Windows computer.

      Assuming that you have a Windows PC, Win DVD and Power DVD are the two most popular programs.

      The DVD is in NTSC format but most PAL DVD players can play it just fine, and your computer should have no issues at all.

      Can you try it on a friend's DVD player or computer? If not, perhaps you just have a bad disk. If this proves to be the case, let me know and I will post the video for you on-line. If you're more interested in sonde locating than line tracing, you can watch the SR-20 sonde locating video here: http://www.ridgid.com/Tools/SeekTech...2/EN/index.htm SeekTech & NaviTrack locators have a very similar sonde locating interfacfe and the basic procedures are identical.

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      • #4
        Re: Navitrack 2 operators manual DVD

        Originally posted by irguy View Post
        The DVD can be played on any stand-alone DVD player or on your Mac or Windows computer.

        Assuming that you have a Windows PC, Win DVD and Power DVD are the two most popular programs.

        The DVD is in NTSC format but most PAL DVD players can play it just fine, and your computer should have no issues at all.

        Can you try it on a friend's DVD player or computer? If not, perhaps you just have a bad disk. If this proves to be the case, let me know and I will post the video for you on-line. If you're more interested in sonde locating than line tracing, you can watch the SR-20 sonde locating video here: http://www.ridgid.com/Tools/SeekTech...2/EN/index.htm SeekTech & NaviTrack locators have a very similar sonde locating interfacfe and the basic procedures are identical.

        Not true IRguy, you gotta think internationally...


        If the Computer / Equipment that made the Disc for Ridgid is Region Coded that may be your problem or your device will only play Aussie region coded discs ( Even laptop players have region codes built into them)

        See if this is it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVD_region_code

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          Re: Navitrack 2 operators manual DVD

          bill, irguy is the "guy" that actually shot the video

          i hope he knows what format he made it to work with

          rick.
          phoebe it is

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            Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
            bill, irguy is the "guy" that actually shot the video

            i hope he knows what format he made it to work with

            rick.
            I love IR guy's videos ( If he did the microreel video I watched it this afternoon)

            It's not the format on irguys end that could be the issue it could be the region code on the posters equipment ie some Aussie players and computers will only play discs that are coded for region 4 (Australia). I ran into this issue all the time while working internationally...
            Last edited by OkieBill; 03-02-2010, 10:41 PM.

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              Originally posted by OkieBill View Post
              I love IR guy's videos ( If he did the microreel video I watched it this afternoon)

              It's not the format on irguys end that could be the issue it could be the region code on the posters equipment ie some Aussie players and computers will only play discs that are coded for region 6 (Australia). I ran into this issue all the time while working internationally...
              Had to make sure you got the right porn huh?

              J.C.

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              • #8
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                Originally posted by JCsPlumbing View Post
                Had to make sure you got the right porn huh?

                J.C.
                Who Me?

                I would buy movies in airports or bootlegs in third world countries and it was hit or miss if I could watch them on my computer or local DVD player. I got to learn all about region coded players and discs...

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                  Re: Navitrack 2 operators manual DVD

                  Originally posted by Cleanmen2 View Post
                  I have recently acquired a Navitrack II and was looking at the DVD, or should I say trying to, but cant play the disc. There are no recomendations for which program to use(win media etc) so I am wondering whether someone can help.

                  Many thanks
                  I think the DVD is crook as all DVD players sold today in Aus play Pal & NTSC.
                  ring up Chris Skrinis Ridgid state manager in Melbourne on 0417 344 672 and ask for another DVD.

                  Tony

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                  • #10
                    Re: Navitrack 2 operators manual DVD

                    Originally posted by OkieBill View Post
                    I love IR guy's videos ( If he did the microreel video I watched it this afternoon)

                    It's not the format on irguys end that could be the issue it could be the region code on the posters equipment ie some Aussie players and computers will only play discs that are coded for region 4 (Australia). I ran into this issue all the time while working internationally...
                    Glad you like the videos. I've made all the SeeSnake/NaviTrack/SeekTech training videos for the past 12 years and it's always nice to hear that folks find them useful.

                    You are very correct -- region codes can definitely be an issue, and some DVD authoring applications force you to choose a region code. The DVD creation software that I use, however, creates region-free DVDs by default and I've had no other reports of disks not working.

                    Guy

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                      Re: Navitrack 2 operators manual DVD

                      Originally posted by irguy View Post
                      Glad you like the videos. I've made all the SeeSnake/NaviTrack/SeekTech training videos for the past 12 years and it's always nice to hear that folks find them useful.

                      You are very correct -- region codes can definitely be an issue, and some DVD authoring applications force you to choose a region code. The DVD creation software that I use, however, creates region-free DVDs by default and I've had no other reports of disks not working.

                      Guy
                      Every DVD player and recorder that I have bought since I bought my first in 2002 have always been multi regional players

                      Tony

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                      • #12
                        Re: Navitrack 2 operators manual DVD

                        Originally posted by AFM View Post
                        Every DVD player and recorder that I have bought since I bought my first in 2002 have always been multi regional players

                        Tony
                        Helpful information, thanks. Feedback like this helps me keep up on what's happening outside the US.

                        Guy

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                          Re: Navitrack 2 operators manual DVD

                          IR I feel a bit guilty with all the attention I am getting. Mind you I do appreciate the fantastic help from all contributors. Again I repaeat this forum is the best. So just for an update I have been speaking with another mate who is fairly well up to date with technology. He too has been experiencing difficulties with DVDs playing them on his PC. It appears that man Gates has not been keeping his eye on the ball with Microsoft Media Player. My mate says that the latest update is missing "codecs" as he too has issues. So we will persevere and probably end up going out and contributing to the Bill fund again by buying Windows7.

                          Thanks again to all for yor help

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                            Re: Navitrack 2 operators manual DVD

                            Try downloading Quicktime for PC.
                            It is a Mac thing but they have it for PC's
                            Here is the link and I think that it has most Codec's and it is free.
                            I use a Mac and only use Quicktime for all my viewing.

                            Simon

                            http://www.apple.com/quicktime/

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                              Re: Navitrack 2 operators manual DVD

                              Originally posted by Cleanmen2 View Post
                              My mate says that the latest update is missing "codecs" as he too has issues. So we will persevere and probably end up going out and contributing to the Bill fund again by buying Windows7.
                              <sigh...> You are correct: Microsoft, for some reason known only to them, decided to remove DVD playback capability from Windows Media Player. To regain this functionality you need to purchase the proper CODEC.

                              Or -- and you didn't hear this from me -- you could simply copy the video files from the DVD to your desktop, rename them, and the files will play just fine.

                              When I say "rename" the file, what you actually need to do is change the file extension (the portion of the name after the period, as in myfile.VOB). The file extension is what tells Windows what kind of file it is. If it sees a VOB file, it says "Sorry, can't play this, buy a CODEC". But if you change the .VOB to .MPG, Windows all of a sudden knows what kind of file it is and plays it just fine.

                              So how do you do that?
                              In a nutshell, locate the .VOB files inside the Video_TS folder on the DVD, drag them to your desktop, and rename them from xxx.VOB to xxx.MPG.

                              If you need a step-by step...
                              - Insert the DVD and give your computer a few seconds to read the disk (if Media Player opens, close it)
                              - Double-click on My Computer
                              - In the window that opens, find the DVD drive icon, right-click on it, and select Explore (not Open!)
                              - You'll see two folders -- double click on video_TS to open it
                              - Locate the files that have the .vob extension (these are video files) and drag them to your desktop

                              To change the file extension, click on the file and press the F2 key. Erase .VOB and type .MPG in its place. Windows will pop up a dire warning that the world may end if you change a file extension. Click OK (the world won't actually end).

                              NOTE: Some computers are set up so that Windows will hide the file extensions of file types that it recognizes (this is a setting you can change and I have it turned OFF on my systems). Windows should show the .VOB extension because it doesn't recognize the file as something it can play. But after you rename it the extension will disappear, and this is normal.

                              Hopefully this will save you a few bucks on Windows 7.

                              - Guy

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