1. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 7
    windows 10
       23 Aug 2015 #1

    Win 10, not reading DVD


    My DVD driver is not reading that a DVD is present. Windows Media Player says the drive is empty when it has a DVD inside.
    I have uninstalled and reinstalled the driver (E) but nothing has changed. I'd like to watch movies again. Any suggestions?
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  2. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,849
    Windows 10 Pro
       23 Aug 2015 #2

    Windows 10 did not come with DVD movie built in. You can search in the store for DVD player and if you upgraded from the right version of Windows previously the Windows 10 DVD player will be free, otherwise it will be $15. And it isn't all that good, from what I have heard.

    A couple of free options are VLC. It will play just about every format available including DVDs.
    VideoLAN - Official page for VLC media player, the Open Source video framework!

    Another free option is Kodi. It is more for if you have a movie collection stored. I've got almost 600 movies ripped from DVD. It also plays DVD discs, but will be more than what you need if you don't have your own movie/music collection saved:
    Kodi | Open Source Home Theatre Software
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  3. Joined : May 2015
    Posts : 1,372
    Win 10 14393.51
       23 Aug 2015 #3

    Just to be clear: is the DVD drive working at all? Can it read disks that aren't DVD movie ones?
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  4. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 7
    windows 10
       23 Aug 2015 #4

    VLC


    Hey, Thank you SO MUCH. Instantly, with VLC, the video DVD's were read beautifully. It's always nice to deal with smart people.

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    Windows 10 did not come with DVD movie built in. You can search in the store for DVD player and if you upgraded from the right version of Windows previously the Windows 10 DVD player will be free, otherwise it will be $15. And it isn't all that good, from what I have heard.

    A couple of free options are VLC. It will play just about every format available including DVDs.
    VideoLAN - Official page for VLC media player, the Open Source video framework!

    Another free option is Kodi. It is more for if you have a movie collection stored. I've got almost 600 movies ripped from DVD. It also plays DVD discs, but will be more than what you need if you don't have your own movie/music collection saved:
    Kodi | Open Source Home Theatre Software
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  5. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,849
    Windows 10 Pro
       23 Aug 2015 #5

    Glad it worked for you!
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  6. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 41
    Windows 10
       18 Sep 2015 #6

    I have used VLC for years now, and it does work..., when it can. My DVD player(s) are in the inventory of File Explorer, but when a disc in inserted, the progress meter at the top of the page slowly creeps across to the "X" box on the end, and just marinades there. Never doing anything. I have the BIOS/CMOS set for "CD Boot" as the first device, so on startup, the system sits on "Boot from CD:_" forever if there is a disc in the tray. And it does that even if it's a blank disc! And it does the same thing for both DVD players.

    So, what's my problem?
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