Dear Readers, We have received a few complaints about the Terminator 2 / Discovery Kids' Ultimate Guide To The Human Body DVD. The problem that readers seem to be facing is that of a missing DVD codec, which is generally installed along with DVD Movie Player Software. Windows Media Player 10 does not include DVD Codecs by default, and your system will need to have some other DVD Movie Player software installed as well. When you buy a DVD-ROM / Combo / DVD-Writer drive, you are supposed to get a software DVD player along with it. This is generally located in the CD or DVD that contains the drivers and additional software (CD/DVD burning software) for your drive. The most common DVD Movie applications that are bundled with DVD drives are PowerDVD, WinDVD, etc. To check whether you have a DVD decoder installed on your system, follow these steps: Click on Start > Run, type “DVDUPGRD /DETECT” (without the quotes) and press [Enter] A box will pop up. This box will contain information of the DVD decoders installed on your computer. If the box looks like any of the images below, then you have a DVD Decoder installed, and should be able to view the DVD in any media player. However, if the box that pops up after step 2 looks like the one shown below, you do not have a DVD Decoder installed and will need to find the CD that came with your DVD-ROM / DVD-Writer / Combo drive and install the DVD Movie Player Software contained therein. If you did not get a software CD / DVD with your DVD drive, please contact your system assembler or vendor and demand the same. Every DVD drive is bundled with DVD Movie software, and you are entitled to get it too. If for some reason you cannot get the DVD Movie Player software from anywhere, you will need to follow the steps below: Put the Digit December 2005 CD into your drive, and browse to the Digital Tools > Essentials section. Locate Kazaa Lite Mega Codec Pack 1.40 and click on the “Install” button. If you are browsing the CD through Windows Explorer, go to the Digital_Tools > Essentials folder and double-click on the file “klmcodec140.exe”. Click “Next” thrice until you reach the “Select Components” screen. You should see a list of the components, codecs and players that will be installed by Kazaa Lite Mega Codec Pack 1.40. Under the “DirectShow video filters” category tick the "Cyberlink DVD Decoder" option and also the "MPEG-2" option. Select the "CyberLink(video)" sub-option under the MPEG-2 header. Click “Next” and complete the installation. Restart the computer if asked to do so. Now insert the Movie DVD into your drive and you should be able to watch the movie. We realize that the steps mentioned above can be time consuming and irritating, and hope that our readers understand that these steps are necessary in order to be able to watch ANY movie DVD on the PC, not just the Terminator 2 - Discovery DVD provided with the Digit December issue. Those readers who have installed all the software that came with their DVD drive will not face any problems with movie DVDs. Regards, Raaabo PS: I hope that clears up a lot of unnecessary confusion that has been caused by what is, for many, a first time experience with a movie DVD! I would also like to add that the very first thing people need to do is ensure that they have a DVD drive, as we found a lot of people were trying to run the DVD on a CD drive, thinking that this was just like the Ice Age VCD that we had provided in a previous issue. To confirm: The Terminator 2 / Discovery Kids DVD will ONLY run on a DVD movie player or on a PC DVD drive.