dvd-rom drive problem

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SO it goes like this. I have an Dell Inspiron 8200 with
a fixed DVD-ROM optical drive. The decoder I have
installed to read the dvd's is WinDVD 3. Now this is
where the problem starts... When I insert a CD-ROM it
works just as it should, but when I insert a DVD, the
drive spins up and I can explore the DVD in 'My Computer'
but I cannot play the DVD (In Windows Media Player or
WinDVD 3).

Does anyone know how to fix this problem?
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    WinDVD is extremely old. I would try out WinDVD 6 and see if it works
    with that. You can test it out for free at www.intervideo.com


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    Nathan McNulty


    Alec V. wrote:
    > SO it goes like this. I have an Dell Inspiron 8200 with
    > a fixed DVD-ROM optical drive. The decoder I have
    > installed to read the dvd's is WinDVD 3. Now this is
    > where the problem starts... When I insert a CD-ROM it
    > works just as it should, but when I insert a DVD, the
    > drive spins up and I can explore the DVD in 'My Computer'
    > but I cannot play the DVD (In Windows Media Player or
    > WinDVD 3).
    >
    > Does anyone know how to fix this problem?
    >
    >
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