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No sound when playing DVDs on Power DVD and Windows Media Player

My Vista laptop cannot play sound when running DVD file in both Power DVd or WM player. It says it hasno sound codecs. Where do i find these fo download.

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Please make sure you have properly installed your sound card drivers..
check this by playing any other music file
it you hear some sound then download this codec pack and install it

Thnx and i hope this helps
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