Chapter 16. Playing Movies on Your Notebook

If your notebook PC has a DVD drive (and it probably does), you can use your notebook to play DVD movies when you’re on the go. That’s right, you’re the proud owner of a very expensive portable DVD player. Well, it would be a very expensive portable DVD player if all you did was play movies on your notebook—but you do more than that, of course.

Traveling with kids on a long car trip? Pop in a DVD and let them watch their favorite movies and cartoons. Alone by yourself in a hotel room on a business trip? Watching a DVD on your notebook is a lot cheaper than buying pay-per-view movies. Suffering through a boring class in a large lecture hall? Press play on the latest episode of your favorite prime-time ...

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