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Wont play dvds

Hi there i have got a ibm 600e witha compatible dvd drive butit wont play on my windows media player, what can i do i used mplayer classic but it is very slow any ideas?

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Try loading DVD decodeing softawre, windows media player rarely plays DVD's without help from other decoding software. Use this link, download, and try this. Then let me know.

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