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shalhou2

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Hello all. I have used Geeks to Go in the past and you guys have helped a lot so I'm hoping that I've come to the right place again!

A few months back, my computer crashed and I lost all the information from it and had to reinstall Windows (XP). A dell rep came and installed a new hard drive and motherboard, so I'm pretty sure it was the only alternative.

However, since then, everything works fine except I cannot play DVDs on my computer. I do have the DVD drive, but it seems I am missing a DVD Decoder. I've looked it up, and it seems that by default, Windows does not come with this. Also, I've noticed that in order to get one, you need to pay for it.

2 part question..... 1) Is there any alternative to buying a DVD decoder to watch DVD's? I know there are some 15-day trials and such, but I'm looking for something more permanent, and 2) If there aren't any alternatives, what would be the best way/best decoder to purchase?

Hopefully there are some good answers, thanks!
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austin_o

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Hi and welcome to Geeks to Go. Good link for all things video is at http://www.afterdawn.com/
Go to software and see video players at
http://www.afterdawn.../video_players/
The Klite codec pack uses windows media player classic and is free. I use it to play mpg, avi, ram etc. I am sure it will play dvds too. There are others too.
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I went to afterdawn.com and downloaded the Klite pack and bravo! it works great. I'm able to play DVD's with the "Media Classic Player" and can't thank you enough.
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