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My computer will not play a Dvd , Why

It will play a cd but not a DVD

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  • rcadam1947 Dec 01, 2008

    I KNOW IT HAS A DVD PLAYER BUT IT DOESN'T WORK YOUR ANSWER WAS USELESS, YOU WERE NO HELP AT ALL.

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DVDs are encrypted (sort of), and require DVD Player software to be installed (as it contains the decryption algorithms). Install DVD Player software.

Posted on Nov 28, 2008

  • Ryan Churchill
    Ryan Churchill Dec 01, 2008

    The player is hardware, it needs software...

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