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Dvds wont play on pc

My pc wont play cds/dvds it has windows xp and device manager says philips 8801 driver is working normally, xp video decoder checkup facility says installed decoder not compatable pc is 2 years old and ihave not played dvds before what can i do i have limited computer exp pls adv thank you

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You can install another DVD player software.
there are plenty of free players on the internet that you can download, or you can buy one at your local software dealer. Once you install this, the newer video codecs should be installed

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