DVD will not play


  1. Posts : 38
    Windows 10
       #1

    DVD will not play


    I received a dvd with a recent purchase, why won't it play in WMP? Also I cannot play any video that is on website. Youtube works fine when watching videos but I was trying to listen to some videos on the Pittsburgh Steelers website and they would not play. Any suggestions?
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  2. Posts : 12,485
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #2

    Can't say about the Steelers issue but Microsoft removed the DVD movie playing app from earlier versions of Windows so I use, and recommend, the free VLC/VideoLAN for most audio and video files.
    VLC: Official site - Free multimedia solutions for all OS! - VideoLAN
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  3. Posts : 25,076
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #3

    Laserbeam125 said:
    I received a dvd with a recent purchase, why won't it play in WMP?
    Because the ability to play DVDs was removed from Windows Media Player in Windows 10, along with the Media Center. Allegedly this was because of the high cost of the licences required for the DVD codecs.

    VLC is a good free 3rd party player, or you could purchase Microsoft's 'Windows DVD Player' (rather basic, but functional) from the Store.
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  4. Posts : 38
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Thank you so much for the replies I will try the VLC/VideoLAN, I didn't know Microsoft ended these, so now I know, again thank you.
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  5. Posts : 38
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Thank you, it worked great.
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  6. Posts : 12,485
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #6

    Good!
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  7. Posts : 376
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit Edition
       #7

    Laserbeam125 said:
    I received a dvd with a recent purchase, why won't it play in WMP? Also I cannot play any video that is on website. Youtube works fine when watching videos but I was trying to listen to some videos on the Pittsburgh Steelers website and they would not play. Any suggestions?
    Do you have Flash Player enabled. websites use that for videos.
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  8. Posts : 376
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit Edition
       #8

    Good to know Berton,, I have Cyberlink Power Media 14 installed, more likely has trial use then wants me to purchase it.
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  9. Posts : 38
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #9

    dvd player


    So far VLC/VideoLAN, is working great, it looked so familiar I believe I had it many years ago, a few OS's ago.
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