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DVD's won't play, but games will

My compaq R4000 will not play dvd's, but when I put games in they work??
I don't understand what the problem can be!!! Please help!!

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Try using different software to play the DVD. the default DVD player software may be corrupt

also if you have an old DVD player and new game or movie it MAY not play it

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