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DVD/CD play incompaibility

The optical drive on my Panasonic Toughbook CF-Y7BWAYZBE laptop (3 months old now) can read less than 25% of the legally purchased pre-recorded DVDs I try to play on it. Can you please tell me why this is?
By the way, I have DVD Region+CSS Free installed because I buy my DVDs in the USA and Europe (I travel a lot).

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Write the publishers - they're using more complex methods of preventing people from legally watching their legally purchased DVDs on anything other than sanctioned standalone players.

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