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Dvd rom not working,says no encoder tried to download one but says not right software to do so,i have an old computer not sure model etc. its a mix match of brands and has windows xp. can you direct me to a free site to download what ever i need to watch movies. cheers

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Try to download k-lite codec or VLC media player  VLC : http://www.videolan.org/vlc/  k-lite: http://www.free-codecs.com/download/K_lite_codec_pack.htm
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