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DVD Movie I am trying to play a DVD on my Acer laptop and while playing it from WMP i am getting an error unrecognised format.

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Re: DVD Movie - Acer TravelMate 272XC Notebook PC Laptops

Why not use VLC (google it)?

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Re: DVD Movie

By default, Windows does not include a DVD decoder (which is what you need to watch DVDs).
If you are using WMP10:
If you are using WMP11:

Install the codec and you will be able to watch DVDs!

Posted on Nov 25, 2007

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