Windows 10: Microsoft rolls out Windows DVD Player for Windows 10 users

Page 1 of 15 12311 ... LastLast

  1. Posts : 29,288
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
       29 Jul 2015 #1

    Microsoft rolls out Windows DVD Player for Windows 10 users


    Back in May, Microsoft confirmed that it was killing off Windows Media Center, with no further updates on the way, and no direct replacement in Windows 10, which officially launched today. Media Center had significantly declined in usage in its later days, and Microsoft said that the few people who still used it relied on it mostly for DVD playback.

    With consumers increasingly shunning DVDs in favor of streaming and downloads, Microsoft could have simply left those users high and dry, but it promised instead to offer an alternative solution for playing DVDs on Windows 10 later in the year.



    If you have Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional or Ultimate, or Windows 8/8.1 with Media Center or Pro Pack, your PC will be eligible to install the new app free of charge. But rather than downloading it from the Store, as with most apps, Windows DVD Player will be automatically downloaded to your PC for you when you upgrade to Windows 10. As Microsoft explains:

    Q: What do I have to do to get the free app?
    A: Soon after upgrading to Windows 10, the free Windows DVD Player app will be automatically downloaded via Windows Update, but you can speed up this process by going to Settings from the Start menu, selecting Update & security, and then click Check for updates. You should see a new update available that begins to download, which will install the free Windows DVD Player app.

    Read more: Microsoft rolls out Windows DVD Player for Windows 10 users who used to have Media Center
    Last edited by Brink; 29 Jul 2015 at 13:23.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  2.    29 Jul 2015 #1

    I upgraded from Win 8.1 with Media Center and have no such app that I can find.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    29 Jul 2015 #2

    Unfortunately, the player has no blu-ray disc support, lol. So purchasing a third party program takes care of playing DVD's too.

    I loaded this player up early though, said to put in a DVD.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    29 Jul 2015 #3

    Chris2005 said: View Post
    Unfortunately, the player has no blu-ray disc support, lol. So purchasing a third party program takes care of playing DVD's too.

    I loaded this player up early though, said to put in a DVD.
    I don't consider this even a close solution. I upgraded from 8.1 to 8.1 Pro (costing and extra $100) then paid an additional $10 for Media Center. They should have honored the original bargain and allowed those that had Media Center to keep it. They didn't have to make it available as an option in 10.

    Oh well, I could care less what Microsoft does any longer. Windows 10 for me is for like a 4 in my scale.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    29 Jul 2015 #4

    Anyone have screenshots? Also, I hope eventually everyone can use this.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    29 Jul 2015 #5

    nosecureboot said: View Post
    Anyone have screenshots? Also, I hope eventually everyone can use this.
    It's rather simple:
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  7.    29 Jul 2015 #6

    Yeah, I just noticed I have the DVD player in All Apps, but haven't tried it out yet.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  8.    29 Jul 2015 #7

    Sorry, but no BluRay support renders this product useless.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  • Posts : 541
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       29 Jul 2015 #8

    Not very well integrated. You can't mount an iso and play it.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  •    30 Jul 2015 #9

    Geneo said: View Post
    Not very well integrated. You can't mount an iso and play it.
    Can anyone confirm?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  •  
    Page 1 of 15 12311 ... LastLast

    Related Threads
    How to Enable or Disable Adobe Flash Player in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10 Microsoft Edge is a new web browser added in Windows 10, and will be available across the Windows 10 device family. It is fast, compatible, and built for the modern Web. ...
    ​I have a lot of music saved into Windows Media Player on Windows 7. I am aware that the new Windows 10 Upgrade will not have Windows Media Player, but that another player will either come within the Upgrade or a new music player is available. So...
    Read more: Twitter rolls out updated app for Windows 10
    Windows 10: Microsoft rolls out KB3019269 update for build 9879 to address bugs and performance issues
    Read more: http://www.zdnet.com/windows-threshold-more-on-microsofts-plan-to-win-over-windows-7-users-7000031070/
    Our Sites
    Site Links
    About Us
    Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

    Designer Media Ltd
    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:19.
    Find Us