DVD player software needed for XP Any ideas?

I'm sure my laptop used to play DVDs but now it won't' and Windows Media Player now requires me to buy a codec online.

Any free suggestions?
Recommend VLC too. I made the error of buying a copy of PowerDVD a while ago and bitterly regret the waste of cash. VLC seems to work well on PC, laptop and netbook, using XP, Vista and Windows 7.
The player seems to be fine! Which is more than can be said for the DVD. What was the girl thinking of? :?

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