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Error report dvd decoder not installed

I keep recieving error reports that my pc do'es not have a dvd decoder installed in it . and it will not allow me to play dvd's . i was able to play dvd's before today . so i dont know whats wrong can u please help ? my e-mail is thank you for your time paul.

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Well, when you insert a disc and go to My Computer then to the DVD drive itself, does it show that a disc is in the drive, if it does does and you open the drive does it show the contents of the drive! If so then you are having a software issue regarding the decoder! You can check out the following link: Microsoft explains DVD Playback in XP: Also you can try this free codec site: If when you go to My computer an the disc does not come up in the drive or the drive doesn't show or anything like that you may be having problems witht the drive / configuration itself let me know how this works out regards, babb

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get FFDSHOW from google....the best codec in the mkt...
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SOURCE: Windows Media Player cannot play

Download and install this.. Klite Mega Codec packs.
Restart your computer and play the movie with Windows Media Player or with the player that's included with Klite Mega codec packs.. They will play smoothly without any further codec problem.

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