Solve Windows Media Player DVD Not Working on Windows 8/Windows 10
Having troubles of playing DVD in Windows Media Player? If you are on the Windows 8 or Windows 10 OS, Windows Media Player DVD not working should not be new to you. Since Microsoft has not updated the Windows Media Player for Windows 8/Windows 10. Problem not only goes to Windows Media Player DVD playback but also goes to Windows Media Player not working when playing normal video music files. And this article is going to show you how to solve Windows Media Player not playing DVD issue.
Windows Media Player DVD Decoder Free Download
Not only is a free Windows Media Player DVD decoder to solve Windows Media Player DVD playback problems, 5KPlayer is also a DVD player software for Windows 10/8/7 which plays multi-regional DVDs on Windows 10/8 with no trouble.
In order to solve Windows Media Player not playing DVD problem, first you need to find where the problem is. Microsoft has its own way to detect and fix some common problems by using the Windows Media Player DVD troubleshooter.
*Click the Start button > Select Control Panel on the start menu. For Windows 8/Windows 10 users you can simply search the Start Menu for "Control Panel" and it will show right up in the list.
*In the search box > type troubleshooter > click Troubleshooting.
*Click view all in the left pane > click Windows Media Player DVD.
It will probably lead you to this window (see below) to ask you to install a Windows Media Player DVD decoder.
Solution 1: Click "Go Online to learn how to obtain a DVD decoder" and then check the Microsoft recommended Windows Media Player DVD decoder such as CinePlayer DVD Decoder and Advanced Corel DVD Decoders. But those Windows Media Player DVD decoder are all costing around $ 15. If you are a budget-minded user, you would probably go online and search for free Windows Media Player DVD decoder and that makes you go straight to solution 2.
Solution 2: There are lots of Windows Media Player DVD decoders for free downloading on the download sites and all claimed to be the best solution to fix Windows Media Player not playing DVD problem. But the safety cannot be guaranteed. Those free add-ons and Plug-ins are the least you should be trust cuz they may containing virus and create continuous ads. But there is still solution 3 – replace Windows Media Player with another more powerful Windows DVD player freeware.
Solution 3: For solving the problem of Windows Media Player DVD not playing problem once and for all, the best and the easiest solution is to replace Windows Media Player with the best Windows DVD Player – 5KPlayer which embedded with Windows Media Player DVD decoder to be able to play DVDs on Windows at any region.
That's right, you need the best Windows Media Player alternative - 5KPlayer in the case of Windows Media Player DVD not working. This amazing Windows Media Player alternative can not only restore the normal DVD playback activity on Windows 10/8/7, but also plays multi-regional DVDs including Disney DVD, Sony DVD, and CSS-encrypted DVD movies etc. And it is one of the best multimedia players to play videos music on Windows 10 for free! With 5KPlayer installed on your Windows 10/8/7/XP PC, you can sit back to watch your DVDs and stop worrying about Windows Media Player DVD issue.
Simple Tutorial on Playing DVD with Windows Media Player Alternative
It is pretty simple and easy to play DVD on Windows with this best free Windows Media Player alternative, just insert your DVD disc and 5KPlayer will automatically locate the disc and then you can choose to play it out.
Step 1: Free download, install, and launch this Windows Media Player DVD savior on your PC or Mac.( 5KPlayer also works perfectly to play video/music/DVDs on Mac El Capitan, Mountain Lion, Sierra, etc.)
Step 2: Insert the DVD disc into your optical drive. 5KPlayer will detect the added DVD disc spontaneously and ask you if you want to load this DVD disc right now. Alternatively, you can also come to the main interface of this Windows DVD player followed by clicking "DVD" icon, from there, you can choose DVD disc/ISO image/VIDEO_TS folder from the appeared file menu.
Note: No plug-ins and extensions needed to be installed to assist in playing DVDs on Windows 10/8 if you have installed 5KPlayer. And this best Windows DVD player is gonna fix Windows Media Player not playing DVDs once and for all!
Windows Media Center is long gone, now we are stepping into the era of Windows 10 and we need a decent media player for Windows 10 to help us play DVDs on Windows 10, play 1080p/4K/5K videos, play MP3 AAC OGG FLAC music as well as managing media files. And 5KPlayer, the best free Windows Media Player alternative and Windows Media Center alternative is just arrived to save you the trifles of Windows Media Player DVD not working, Windows Media Player not playing video files and so on.