Hi Matt, unfortunately a cd drive will only play cd's. To play dvd's you'd need a dvd drive. You can buy external ones, but would it not make more sense to replace your cd drive with a dvd drive, be it a reader or a writer, then you could use both cd's or dvd's. John. ----- Original Message ----- From: Matt To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Wednesday, May 31, 2006 9:34 PM Subject: accessible dvd playing software Hi everyone. My computer doesn't have a built in dvd drive, but a dvd will fit in my cd rom drive. I was wondering if there is any accessible software that will allow me to play dvd's without having to purchase a whole dvd drive. If I do have to eventually purchase one, are there external USB b drives available? Any advice on this is appreciated. thanks.