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Bought a dvd but can not watch it as my windows media can not decode it i bought it in tesco

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You have 2 options here:

1) Use another program, as already mentioned such as VLC - which I find covers just about everything.

2) Get a DVD program such as PowerDVD - but you could just use VLC which is free.

I would recommend VLC as it is free and plays just about anything. It is also extremely easy to use. You can get VLC from here and you can purchase PowerDVD from here

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You may need to download some DVD player programs because Windows player is a video player, not a dvd player. There are some DVD player programs such as Leawo Blu-ray Player, which is a Blu-ray and DVD player for both Windows and Mac. You can also try GOM player.

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