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You're welcome :)
Let me know about the outcome...
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Hey Broni,

GOOD NEWS! We did good! The VLC player works wonderfully well!

I will touch base later on!

Thanks ever so much again!

:)

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Cool :)
It looks like you have some codecs missing, that's why the other player doesn't want to work.
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Broni,

Can you help me with adding the Codecs and what are Codecs and how did my laptop end up without them?
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You never said what player you're using before...

Anyway, install this: http://www.codecguid...download_kl.htm
Standard pack should do.
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Sorry about not responding about the player; I must have overlooked that question.

It's the Toshiba DVD player that came installed in the laptop.
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No, I was asking about PROGRAM, you're using to play CDs/DVDs before you installed VLC.
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I guess I am totally lost. Could you give me an example.
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When you tried to play CDs/DVDs before, what program used to open to play those disks?
Example: Windows Media Player.
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I'm pretty certain it came up under Real Player. I have looked and I don't see WMP installed at all. The closest thing I see to it is something called, "Windows Media Center."

I'm so very sorry, I am having such a difficult time in relating things back to you.
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Don't worry about :)
Yes, it could be Real Player.

In any case, you can now use VLC to play anything you want and believe me, it's the best player, you can get.
If you really want to use something else, install K-Lite codecs, I mentioned before.
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Okay, let's clarify some things...

From what I used, I loved the VLC player. Now Broni...do I need to go ahead and remove the K-Lite Codecs and then remove Real Player, Quick Time and Winamp? Do I need to delete the icon on my desktop, "Toshiba DVD Player?"

Too, is there a way to set the VLC program to kick in whenever I plug in a CD/DVD so it will automatically begin to play?

YOU are very intelligent with computers! :)

IF you read the very first reply I received from someone named Makai, he was certain my laser was messed up and felt I needed to clean it, which I did or buy another one or even get used to not having a player.

I am so very glad you responded and have been so nice and patient in helping me! :)
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do I need to go ahead and remove the K-Lite Codecs and then remove Real Player, Quick Time and Winamp?

I'd leave K-Lite Codecs, because those codecs may be always needed by some program.
You can definitely uninstall Real Player.
QuickTime may be needed by some websites.
Persoanally, I use Winamp to play music files, but it's up to you.

is there a way to set the VLC program to kick in whenever I plug in a CD/DVD so it will automatically begin to play?

1. Go Start>Control Panel>AutoPlay and make sure, there is a checkmark in Use AutoPlay for all media and devices.
2. Go Start>Control Panel>Default Programs>Set your default programs
Click on VLC media player from the list and click on Set this program as default.

IF you read the very first reply I received from someone named Makai, he was certain my laser was messed up and felt I needed to clean it, which I did or buy another one or even get used to not having a player.

Well, fixing computer on-line is not easy and there is no guarantee, your problem will be solved by the first shot.
Your issue could be as well caused by problems mentioned by Makai and I could have been wrong.
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I have followed thru with your advice except the last step and under default programs, there is not VLC listing. I didn't check anything 'cause I wasn't sure.

Broni, thanks so very much once again for ALL your help! :)
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Hmm....interesting....

Try this...
In Default Programs window, click on Associate a file type or protocol with a program. It'll take a moment for the window to populate.
Scroll down to .mp4, click once on it, click Change program button.
If VLC is listed in next window, click on it and click OK.
If it's not listed, click on Browse button, navigate to
C:\Program Files\VLC, click on vlc.exe, click Open button.
Click on VLC media player, click OK.
The window will re-populate.
Now, go back...
Go Start>Control Panel>Default Programs>Set your default programs
Click on VLC media player from the list and click on Set this program as default.
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