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Dvd Drive Wont Play Dvd Movies


I have a dell latitude laptop with a dvd drive. I'd like to play dvd movies on it, but they won't play. Does media player not support dvd movies? Do i need some sort of encoder or driver to make the drive play them? If so, where can i download them? The thing had win2k on it, but i removed that and installed xp.

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