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I have an Acer Netbook with a Targus slim DVD player. It plays my music CDs but won't play any movie DVDs. Why? Is there some plugin that would help?

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Hello Brother, You have to install Plugin for Playing DVD Movie Files.It

  • Install power DVD or Click here
  • OR Download This Player Link(You have to extract using Winrar Software)
  • OR Vlc media player Link
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