I've got a bit of a strange problem. Just recently purchased Season 4 of Lost from Amazon and when I tried to play it on my laptop it will not play. VLC shows "00:00" with a blue background, Windows Media Player doesn't recognise it as a DVD disc, and DVD Shrink says "data error (cyclic redundancy check)".
My immediate assumption was that the disc was faulty as I tested some other DVDs on my laptop and they play fine. However, I tried the disc in my friend's laptop just to make sure before sending them back to Amazon as faulty, and they played without a hitch on his laptop.
I'm guessing that there could be something inadequate about my drive compared to my friend's which makes it unable to load the disc but I'm not sure what it could be. Firmware issue perhaps? All four of the episode discs don't work, whereas the last two bonus features discs work ok.