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DVD Player on Desktop

When trying to play movie I get the error "Create Overlay failed. Lower your screen resolution  or color and retry. I 've done the above and keep getting the error. Any suggestions?

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Re: DVD Player on Desktop

Have you tried using different players?  One of my favorite players is VLC.  You can google it and download it for free.  It is a bit difficult to figure out at first but it will handle just about any type of video even fragmented. 

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