Windows 10: If I upgrade to w10 from w7 home will I get the dvd player free? Solved

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       17 Apr 2016 #1

    If I upgrade to w10 from w7 home will I get the dvd player free?


    If I upgrade to windows 10 from 7 will I get the dvd player free?

    How to play DVDs in Windows 10 for free | PCWorld

    If you are upgrading from a machine with Windows Media Center—no matter whether it’s Windows 7 or Windows 8.1—you should see a modern UI app on your PC called Windows DVD Player.
    I notice my system has Windows Media Center installed.

    Does this software work ok?
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  2.    17 Apr 2016 #2

    groze said: View Post
    If I upgrade to windows 10 from 7 will I get the dvd player free?

    How to play DVDs in Windows 10 for free | PCWorld



    I notice my system has Windows Media Center installed.

    Does this software work ok?
    Good question.
    I was of the impression that you had to have purchased the WMC pack in W8 to qualify but I could be wrong.
    Only one way to find out!

    Just a note: In my experience, the DVD Player App is terrible, awful freezing and stuttering on many types of DVD's; really hit and miss!
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  3.    17 Apr 2016 #3

    i pretty sure the default player in windows 10 plays dvd's but in terms of media center there is no media center for windows 10 so if you paid for it on another os you will lose it but there are very good replacments free like Plex or kodi and if you just want a player that will support all formates with all the perks get VLC media player its free also
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  4.    17 Apr 2016 #4

    I upgraded my Win 7 desktop to 10, and the DVD player plays games just fine.
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  5.    18 Apr 2016 #5

    eddiethc said: View Post
    i pretty sure the default player in windows 10 plays dvd's but in terms of media center there is no media center for windows 10 so if you paid for it on another os you will lose it but there are very good replacments free like Plex or kodi and if you just want a player that will support all formates with all the perks get VLC media player its free also
    Actually it does not as they do not have mpeg2 codecs by default.
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  6.    18 Apr 2016 #6

    yea i use VLC player for everything solves all issues
    cereberus said: View Post
    Actually it does not as they do not have mpeg2 codecs by default.
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       18 Apr 2016 #7

    I tried it and my system has Windows Media Center installed. Dvd player was not in windows update. So it doesn't work unless you have actually purchased windows media center or a pro pack, if windows media center is included by the OEM, it doesn't count.


    eddiethc said: View Post
    yea i use VLC player for everything solves all issues
    VLC maybe illegal to play dvds in the U.S.
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  •    18 Apr 2016 #8

    Still cannot get my head round MS brutally ripping out dvd playback. Another nasty side effect of this is standard MPEG files (that one may capture on a video camera - lots of our family videos affected as a result) no longer play natively or display a thumbnail in explorer. Double whammy. Workarounds suggested are VLC as mentioned and also using icaros to restore the thumbnail functionality. VLC works flawlessly with my dvds although I use Power DVD (which came bundled by the manufacturer) for playback - this also works flawlessly for dvd playback. Unfortunately I get the impression that modern app counterparts via the store like Windows DVD player don't work nearly as reliably. Another example is VLC, the normal desktop version is great but I downloaded the modern app counterpart first and it was pretty glitchy
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  •    18 Apr 2016 #9

    its ope
    groze said: View Post
    I tried it and my system has Windows Media Center installed. Dvd player was not in windows update. So it doesn't work unless you have actually purchased windows media center or a pro pack, if windows media center is included by the OEM, it doesn't count.




    VLC maybe illegal to play dvds in the U.S.
    hmm i dont think its illegal to use as a player in terms of popping in a dvd you bought weather it be a box copy or a digital download its open source freeware.Now with that said if your downloading torrents an you dont have the rights to the movie then yes thats illegal but thats up to the user who knows its on them
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  •    19 Apr 2016 #10

    groze said: View Post
    VLC maybe illegal to play dvds in the U.S.
    How would it be legal, especially if you purchased the DVDs?
    Scottyboy99 said: View Post
    Still cannot get my head round MS brutally ripping out dvd playback.
    Microsoft has always been stuck in a difficult place. If they add too much functionality, they get sued. If they don't add the functionality, customers complain. Damned if you do, damned if you don't.
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