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DVD plays video but no sound on Windows XP

Two recently acquired DVDs play video but no sound, either on Windows Media Player, Real Player or Inter Actual Player, though they play both video and sound on dedicated DVD players. I have no problem with playing any other DVD on my PC. Any suggestion would be most welcome.

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Download the codecs from the web link given below and install it and issue will be resolved
http://www.free-codecs.com/download_soft.php?d=4875&s=95

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