Windows 10: DVD will not play Solved

  1.    29 May 2016 #1

    DVD will not play


    I have an ASUS 501ux laptop with Windows 10. It doesn't have an internal DVD player. I purchased an external USB3 DVD drive but the laptop needs something to play the DVD. It won't open the DVD. What do I need?
    Last edited by WilliamP; 29 May 2016 at 17:00.
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       29 May 2016 #2

    WilliamP said: View Post
    I have an ASUS 501ux laptop. It doesn't have an internal DVD player. I purchased an external USB3 DVD drive but the laptop needs something to play the DVD. It won't open the DVD. It came with Win. 10. What do I need
    I don't have an answer for you.
    Just want to remind you that you have posted this question on Windows 10 forum and your system spec says you are running an XP.
    So, please don't get perturbed if you don't receive many replies, if any at all.
    I never had an XP, so, I definitely cannot help you.

    Good luck.
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  3.    29 May 2016 #3

    The Laptop I was asking about is Windows 10. This is one of my desktops.
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       29 May 2016 #4

    Windows 10 does not have a built-in program to play DVDs anymore. Microsoft took that feature away.
    Windows media Player will play audio and video files, but not DVDs.

    You will need to install a 3rd party program to do that.
    There are many excellent choices from the web.
    The most well known, and perhaps the best choice, is VLC Media Player.
    It is free.
    I use that to play DVDs.
    http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-windows.html
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  5.    29 May 2016 #5

    Thank you David. Can it be configure to start when you click on your dvd drive to open or play?
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       29 May 2016 #6

    WilliamP said: View Post
    Thank you David. Can it be configure to start when you click on your dvd drive to open or play?
    Go to AutoPlay and set VLC to play DVDs.

    Right click at Start > Control Panel > top right click View by > large or small > AutoPlay > see my screenshot > Save when done.

    Click image for larger version. 

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  7.    29 May 2016 #7

    David you are a champ. That works great.
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       29 May 2016 #8

    WilliamP said: View Post
    David you are a champ. That works great.
    Wonderful.
    Happy computing.
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