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Trying to find dvd player software for windows 98 that works

It's for a older toshiba laptop

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  • Brian Ebeling May 11, 2010

    what is the make, model, etc of your laptop?
    is this the original dvd player? if not what is the make, model etc?


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Here is one that is free & should work for you: http://www.cdr-zone.com/software/media_players/media_player_classic_for_windows_98-me.html
Hope this helps.

Posted on Dec 26, 2008

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http://sdd.toshiba.com/main.aspx?Path=ServicesSupport/DeviceDrivers

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Toshiba does not recommend nor endorse any of the following manufacturers software products. Software names are provided only as a courtesy to our customers. Please check with the software manufacturer to assure that their software supports your drive model.

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