Question about Hitachi LG GSA-4120 DVD+-RW/RAM 12x Burner W/ Dual Layer Support (GSA4120) Burner

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Its actually a hitachi-lg dvd writable/cd rw drive gsa h21n

I just recently bought this pc from a friend of a friend. getting in touch with this guy is impossible!! anyway, everything works fine except for th dvd drive. when attempts to play cd's or dvd's, it says, " Windows Media Player cannot play the DVD because a compatible DVD decoder is not installed on your computer." what do i need to do to make this work?? preferrably without spending anymore money?? please help!!

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When attempts to play cd's or dvd's, it says, " Windows Media Player cannot play the DVD because a compatible DVD decoder is not installed on your computer." what do i need to do to make this work?? preferrably without spending anymore money?? please help!!

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You need to install either some 3rd party software i.e. powerdvd or go to this page and download the dvd decoder for media player http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/plugins.aspx

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