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Hello my windows media player cant play a dvd - it says a decoder is missing

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Windows doesn't come with anything but the most basic decoders in the hope you'll buy them but if you download the vlc media player it will also download the codecs you need.
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
if that fails, I'll be surprised but just in case, you could try this one instead
http://www.free-codecs.com/download/k_lite_mega_codec_pack.htm

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