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Re: Cannot play dvd movie

You did not mention which dvd codec software you have. Therefore I will assume you don't have any. You must have dvd decoding software installed in order to play dvd movies.

I always have VLC installed on my computers, so I just use that free player. It can play pretty much any video file that exist, even DVD's and did I mention, its free. There is even a portable version I installed on my USB Thumb drive that I take with me everywhere.

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