Windows 10: How do I play a DVD? Solved

  1.    21 Sep 2015 #1

    How do I play a DVD?


    How do I play a DVD in Windows 10

    Do I have to purchase a media player or can I do it for Free?
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 RS 10586.586
       21 Sep 2015 #2

    Hi!

    You can use the free VLC Player. http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
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  3.    21 Sep 2015 #3

    Also, if you are interested in a media library player, Kodi for free will also play DVDs, but it's a bit of overkill to just play DVDs:
    Kodi | Open Source Home Theatre Software
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  4.    21 Sep 2015 #4

    Cluster Head said: View Post
    Hi!

    You can use the free VLC Player. http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
    I second the motion on VLC.

    The problem is that the default player does not have the codecs needed to play some commercial dvds. Pehaps others too. Microsoft stopped paying the royalties on the codecs they have shipped in past versions of Windows due to the cost (a billion dollars plus) anticipated in the number of Windows 10 giveaways during the Get Windows 10 Program.

    The Windows DVD Player ($14.99) in the Store does have the codecs. It is free if you upgraded from a copy of Windows 7 or 8 that included Media Center (not the same as Media Player).
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  5.    21 Sep 2015 #5

    Or Potplayer. Global Potplayer
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  6.    22 Sep 2015 #6

    Cluster Head said: View Post
    Hi!

    You can use the free VLC Player. http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
    Excellent! I've used this Player before, Thanks for the Link
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  7.    22 Sep 2015 #7

    Cbarnhorst said: View Post
    I second the motion on VLC.

    The problem is that the default player does not have the codecs needed to play some commercial dvds. Pehaps others too. Microsoft stopped paying the royalties on the codecs they have shipped in past versions of Windows due to the cost (a billion dollars plus) anticipated in the number of Windows 10 giveaways during the Get Windows 10 Program.

    The Windows DVD Player ($14.99) in the Store does have the codecs. It is free if you upgraded from a copy of Windows 7 or 8 that included Media Center (not the same as Media Player).
    Excellent Reply, I never knew any of that!
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  8.    22 Sep 2015 #8

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    Also, if you are interested in a media library player, Kodi for free will also play DVDs, but it's a bit of overkill to just play DVDs:
    Kodi | Open Source Home Theatre Software
    Thanks I will keep that in mind but maybe overkill as you say.
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