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Dvd Decoder not installed

No Decoder installed in my PC? I want to install software for my dvd rom.

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    I get a message "DVD decoder not installed" while playing a dvd movie.

    I tried to download it from internet but didnot find any free dvd decoders.

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hope this help!

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