WMP Does not work

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  1. Posts : 7
    windows 10 Pro
       #1

    WMP Does not work


    Hi, Windows 10 Pro on a Toshiba C655-S5540 laptop will not play any dvds. VLC will not play any dvds. In fact Nothing will play dvds. Can't even figure out how to get Autoplay to work. I have pretty much tried everything and about to take this thing down to the river and teach it how to swim.,
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  2. Try3's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1288
       #2

    WMP does not play DVDs but VLC does [and, I understand, so do some apps in the MSStore].

    I suggest that you describe what happens when you tell VLC to play a DVD.

    And have a look in a DVD using File explorer.
    - Do its folders & files show up, as they should?
    - In a Video subfolder [Video_ts?, I don't have an example to hand] there will be a file called Video_ts.ifo. Tell that to play in VLC and the whole DVD should play just as if you'd put it in a conventional DVD player.

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  3. Posts : 2,111
    Windows 10
       #3

    When did you last clean the Optics in the DVD drive ?

    You have to be very careful doing this as the mechanism is very delicate. I use a torch at a low angle to highlight dust and a magnifying glass to check on the optics.
    It needs to be done roughly yearly in my environment.

    Toshiba Laptops with DVD drives are provided with a Toshiba Media Player & Video Player, both still work on my Toshiba Laptop, so does VLC Player. WMP does not contain a DVD decoder in Windows 10.
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  4. dalchina's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H1)
       #4

    Can you hear the drive spin up at all?

    Tutorials on Autoplay:
    WMP Does not work-1.jpg

    You might wish to see if you can get Autoplay working with e.g. a flash drive.

    Autoplay settings in control panel:
    WMP Does not work-1.jpg
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  5. Bastet's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
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    Ensure the drive is a DVD player/RW drive. Most modern ones are at least DVD RW drives.
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  6. Posts : 7
    windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #6

    WMP doesn't work


    I cleaned it 2 days ago. It used to make a little noise back when it worked. When I try to just play it with WMP, It will say, and WMP still says "No dick In Drive", Then it just ejects it disk and says to put a disk in drive. VLC says no disk as well.
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  7. Try3's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1288
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    Does File explorer show the disk's contents?

    Denis
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  8. Posts : 7
    windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #8

    No it does not.
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  9. Try3's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1288
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    Then it appears that your DVD drive itself is not working. Nothing to do with the software at all.

    This has also happened to me. I managed to clean the lens a few times to get it working again but it then stopped completely.

    Denis
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  10. Posts : 7
    windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #10

    Ok then...thanks and sorry you wasted your time on this. Appreciate it.
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