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Hi, I have Windows 7 on my MSi L1350 laptop. Whenever I try to play a DVD on my RockSoul DVD Multi Recorder (RW) on Windows Media Player, I get the following error message: "Windows Media Player cannot play the DVD because a compatible DVD decoder is not installed on your computer." Please help. Thanks!! Mariam

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