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Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Computer Basics by Michael Miller

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37. Playing DVDs and Videos on Your PC

Your personal computer can play back more than just music. You can also use your PC to play back full-length movies on DVD!

Video playback is especially useful if you have a laptop computer. Watching a movie on your laptop is a great way to pass time during a long plane flight or car ride (if you’re a passenger, of course—you should never watch movies while driving!). Just charge up your laptop’s battery, load up on the latest movies, and settle back to be entertained.

Using Windows Media Center to Play DVDs

Playing a DVD on your computer is easy—assuming that your PC has a DVD drive, of course. You can use most media ...

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