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Windows media player

I had to reformat my computer and then reinstall programs. I have tried to play dvd using windows media but it will not play. I don't know if it is a driver problem

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  • bioduna Jun 19, 2008

    Hi, I formated my pc and for whatever reason my DVD CD drive stopped reading any device.

  • kanoor Nov 30, 2008

    does not play any dvd

  • hermanhull Mar 21, 2009

    I have the identical problem with a Dell 610 laptop running Windows XP home. I downloaded the VCL media player and stiil cannot play video DVDs. A message flashes that the file cannot be opened.

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Windows XP does not come with the proper software to play DVDs. All major brands of pcs come with a piece of software called a DVD decoder. Once the DVD decoder is installed windows media player can play DVDs again. This software will be on your application recovery disks from your manufacturer. If you do not have these disks you can purchase them from the company who built your PC or you can purchase a DVD decoder software such as the ones found here. If you don't want to purchase one you can try a different program such as the VLC Media player to play your DVDs. VLC is a free download.

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