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Dvd player the dvd player of this laptop will not read or play dvds but will play cds. comment states that their is no dicoder. should it be included?

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    compaq nc6000: nc6000 Pentium M 1.5GHz, 512MB RAM, 40GB HDD, DVD/CD-RW combo drive,



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Hi Zekeo, To play DVDs you need a couple of things, a drive capable of reading your DVDs, a program to play them with and the correct Codec (compression/decompression) software to tell the program how to *read* the DVD. The ?no decoder found? error would tend to indicate you don?t have a program capable of playing DVDs installed or its not installed correctly. What program are you trying to play DVDs with? The free versions of Real Player and the newer versions of Media Player will work for the most part (I?ve had more success with Real) but they sometimes have problems decompressing the DVD in order to play it. In that case they typically will try to go to their respective web sites to update themselves and hopefully get the software they need. My experience with these programs is that if they are up to date and have the latest Codec?s they can generally play most N. American commercial DVDs, however, I have been let down at the wrong times by Media Player and occasionally by Real as well Current version of free Real Player (make sure your PC meets the requirements first):'nofollow' Generally I prefer to rely on InterVideo?s WinDVD, for about $40 it?s been a great investment for me: Let us know if you have any other question on this topic and please don?t forget to rate the posting.

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