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Promblem playing DVD

Cannot seem to play any DVD on my laptop, the error measage is dsiplayed-
"Windows Media Player cannot play the DVD because a compatible DVD decoder is not installed on your computer.
Any advice/suggestions plz

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  • macarooon Feb 17, 2009

    cheers , worked fine

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Good afternoon our expert,how are doing and your job,i hope you are fine,
please i want to help me to solve this problem,and download me vga compatible for system.thank you so much bye

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Download VLC media player

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

this program will play anything

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