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The WMP installedon my laptop using Windows Vista Basic won't read DVD's. Can I install WMP 11 instead?

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WMP11 comes with Vista by default. Try installing K-lite codec pack from http://www.free-codecs.com/download/vista_codec_package.htm

and also download VLC player from http://download.cnet.com/VLC-Media-Player/3000-13632_4-10267151.html

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I would like to suggest that you attempt to download & install the codecs that your media player requires, before it will play a DVD.
I found this typical when I was using the Vista operating system with Windows Media Player 11.
The codecs can be found as freeware online & a good site for the apt codecs for WMP 11 is @ www.majorgeeks.com once you are on the site, click multimedia on the left of the page, then scroll down to the codecs required.
The K-Lite series of codecs seem to work well with WMP 11 on Vista.
I truly hope that this has resolved your problem, as there is nothing better than watching a fine movie on the old PC.
Failing my advice, you could always 'Rip' the said movie to your media player & view it from your hard drive.
Good luck anyway.
Warmest regards,
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I recommend Real Alternative over all 3 of them, to get it go here:
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3) whenever you want to play a DVD close WMP 11 start Media Player Classic (installed during the real alternative installation, there should be a shourcut icon on your desktop for Real Player Classic now) on Media Player Classic go to File>Open DVD and you should have picture and sound.

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If you are using WMP11:
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Install the codec and you will be able to watch DVDs!

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