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Fixed-Windows Media Player not support DVD on Windows 10/8/7


According to the support of Microsoft, it claims that in Windows Media Player, users can play audio CDs, data CDs, and data DVDs that contain music or video files (also known as media CDs). Users can also play video CDs (VCDs), which are similar to DVDs, although the video quality isn't as high. However, a number of users encountered issues while trying to play DVD disc with Window Media Player.

Windows 8.1 Windows Media Player won't play dvds

I have a Toshiba Satellite Laptop with Windows 8.1 pre-installed,with AMD E1 Essential processor. Its not playing my dvds, and I don't know what dvd playback software to use. Windows Media Player not support my DVDs. please help me

Windows Media Player Not Playing DVD's on Windows 10

I put a DVD in my PC and the DVD shows up in the "Device and Drive" of the DVD Drive with its actual title but there's no auto play. When I double click the drive I get an error message saying "Application not found". And when I launch Windows Media Player there's no option to play the disc but the disc shows up in: Organize > Options > Devices in the Windows Media Player.

In this article, we will help you solve some frequently encountered issues while playing DVD in Windows Media Player.

Fix "Windows Media Player cannot play the DVD because a compatible DVD decoder is not installed on your computer"

In this case, if your computer was not equipped with any DVD decoder, please download and install one online, e.g CyberLink DVD, Power DVD. If you already have one, try uninstalling and reinstalling it to see whether this issue is tackled.

Fix "Windows Media cannot play DVD because there is a problem with digital copy protection between your DVD drive, decoder, and video card"

This error message is usually caused by digital copy protection from commercial DVD, like Netflix DVD and rented DVD. As the reminder hints, you can solve it from several aspects:
dot2.jpg Try to find out and troubleshoot computer problems by using "Windows Media Player DVD" troubleshooter under Control Panel -> Troubleshooting -> All Categories (View All).
dot2.jpg Reinstall the old driver, or update DVD/CD-ROM driver, video card driver and DVD decoder from manufacturer's web respectively;
dot2.jpg Remove or change to another (hard/software) decoder. Because some DVDs have requirement on the decoder for normal playback.

What to do if you still cannot make Windows Media Player support DVD disc? The best way is to get a superb Windows Media Player alternative like Brorsoft 8K Player for Mac (Windows version). 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 DVD/BDs including Disney DVD/Blu-ray, Sony DVD/Blu-ray, and CSS-encrypted DVD/Blu-ray movies etc. And it is one of the best multimedia players to play videos on Windows! Now, download the program on computer and follow the guide below to start playing.

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How to Play DVDs on Windows&Mac without trouble

Step 1: Free download, install, and launch this Windows Media Player DVD savior on your PC or Mac.

Step 2: Insert the DVD disc into your optical drive. Brorsoft 8K Video Player 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 "Open DVD" icon, from there, you can choose DVD disc from the appeared file menu. Enjoy!


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