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    • the devil made me do it
    • By the devil made me do it 2nd Aug 18, 5:22 PM
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    Someone recommend me a portable dvd player for windows 10 laptop
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    • 2nd Aug 18, 5:22 PM
    Someone recommend me a portable dvd player for windows 10 laptop 2nd Aug 18 at 5:22 PM
    I'm looking for a reasonably priced portable dvd/cd player for my laptop.

    It's running on windows 10 and I just want it to play dvds and burn/play music onto cd.

    If someone could advise me, it would be much appreciated. I'm not looking to use it all the time, so doesn't have to be anything flashy.
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    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 2nd Aug 18, 5:30 PM
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    They are all the same, choose the cheapest.
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    • Frozen_up_north
    • By Frozen_up_north 2nd Aug 18, 7:21 PM
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    See eBay item 292358304755 I bought one of these a few days ago, works fine and less than 12 delivered. No additional drivers needed, "just works" on my Windows 10/64 PC. Note the USB cable is quite short, about 6", shouldn't be a problem with a laptop.
    • EveryWhere
    • By EveryWhere 2nd Aug 18, 9:32 PM
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    Bear in mind that the 7 cheapies on eBay only write to CD, not DVD. They read DVD, but cannot write to them. But from your description it may be all that you need.

    As indicated 12 will get you a DVD Writer and around 17 to 20 will get you a well known brand
    • the devil made me do it
    • By the devil made me do it 3rd Aug 18, 11:07 AM
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    Thanks for all the replys.

    I basically want to be able to copy my music onto cd and play dvds on my laptop.

    I will check out the suggestion.
    • EveryWhere
    • By EveryWhere 3rd Aug 18, 11:58 AM
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    • 3rd Aug 18, 11:58 AM
    Thanks for all the replys.

    I basically want to be able to copy my music onto cd and play dvds on my laptop.

    I will check out the suggestion.
    Originally posted by the devil made me do it
    Cheapest DVD writer I have found is here; https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/External-USB-2-0-DVD-RW-CD-RW-DVD-Drive-Rewriter-Burner-writer-for-Laptop-PC-MAC/122981089073 for 7.29

    Slightly cheaper version of the one Frozen has mentioned is here; https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/USB-3-0-External-CD-RW-DVD-Drive-Writer-Burner-DVD-Player-for-MacBook-Mac-iMac/132483272587 for 9.89

    Can't guarantee reliability of either.

    Free software for playing DVD Video; https://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.en-GB.html
    • philnicandevan
    • By philnicandevan 3rd Aug 18, 7:19 PM
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    I have this one.....been a good little player/burner for a few yrs now..


    http://www.argos.co.uk/product/8240398
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    • the devil made me do it
    • By the devil made me do it 7th Aug 18, 10:23 AM
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    Great advice and recommendations. Thanks
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