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DVD PLAYER I can't play a cd movie in my computer, it says I need update my video card but, I did all updates possible in my windows

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Have you checked that the video card is capable of playing movies, that is does your computer meet the minimum requirements to play movies?

Note: Playback of movies is a very resource hungry activity and needs a powerful CPU and a powerful video card; not necessarily the most powerful by todays standards, but older computers may fall below ther minimums.

A modern basic video card should be able to play movies, but again check the minimum requirements for the whole computer to see if you need to upgrade any other equipment.

Secondly: Go to the video card manufacturers site and download the latest drivers for your card from there (Windows Update will not do this).

Good luck.

Posted on Apr 08, 2008

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