Option 2: Download VLC
VLC plays DVDs, and it plays them for free.
If you’re upgrading to Windows 8 or built your own PC from scratch, you’ll actually have to download software to watch DVDs.
Fortunately, there’s a free, fast way to get DVD playback in VLC, a powerful media player from VideoLAN.
How do I get Windows Media Player to play a DVD?
To play a CD or DVD. Insert the disc you want to play into the drive. Typically, the disc will start playing automatically. If it doesn’t play, or if you want to play a disc that is already inserted, open Windows Media Player, and then, in the Player Library, select the disc name in the navigation pane.
How can I play a DVD on Windows 8.1 for free?
Fortunately, there’s a free, fast way to get DVD playback in VLC, a powerful media player from VideoLAN. When you want to watch a DVD, open VLC and—with the DVD in your drive—click Menu, then Open Disc.
Why won’t Windows Media Player play my DVD?
We recommend the popular VLC media player. It’s free, and after you install it you’ll be able to play DVDs in VLC – no problem. Blu-rays are another story, as they are supported but many of them won’t play because of DRM encryption. To play a DVD in VLC, click the Media menu and select Open Disc.
What is the best free DVD player for Windows 8?
Top 7 Free DVD Players for Windows PC and Mac in 2019:
- VLC. VLC media player is available for free as an open source media player and it works like a cross platform type multimedia player.
- GOM Player.
- 5K Player:
- Windows DVD Player:
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