just to be sure, i formatted and reloaded lmce, this time it used dev\scd0 but the 'disc detected in drive' error came back, i unchecked 'send events' to get rid of that problem(although that's not really a fix) but I still can't play or rip any dvd's. same error on playing, ripping says 'there's a problem ripping this media. please check the logs or contact tech support.'
I also have the same unable to identify media in the logs over and over again. I would do a dvd swap but I don't have another sata dvd drive laying around, ill give it a shot when I can, any other suggestions?