I started a thread in the film forum a few minutes ago because I had some inquiries related to DVD playback on my computer but after getting some info from another member, decided to post this new topic here because it's better suited and I didn't want to go off-topic. Basically, I want to be able to play DVD's on my computer. I only have a CD-ROM and second recording drive. I want to know if there's any way whatsoever that I could download some sort of a virtual driver and decoding device or some kind of software for my pc that would enable my CD-ROM drive to read DVD's? If not, is there any way that I could install a DVD-ROM drive in place of my CD recording drive on my computer? Would it be a big deal or fairly simple and what would I be looking at, if it's even possible, in terms of cost? I'd really appreciate some help and info on the matter because I realised tonight that this is really important to me and I'd like to figure out how to go about making my pc compatible for movie watching. Afterall, I have DVI outputs and a fairly large 19" monitor with decent Bose satelite speakers which offer fairly good audio for my pc office setup. I just want to figure out the easiest way to go about doing this and I'm especially hoping, though I'm sure I'm out of luck, that it won't require actual physical hardware installations or modifications. Please enlighten me! Thanks in advance.