First, download and install the software from the VideoLAN VLC Media Player website.
Launch VLC Media Player from its Start menu shortcut.
Insert a DVD, and it should rev up automatically.
If not, click the Media menu, select the Open Disc command, choose the option for DVD, and then click the Play button.22 Apr 2019
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.24 Jan 2019
How do you play a DVD on a Dell laptop?
Place a DVD in the tray with the shiny side facing downward. On a Dell laptop, the hole in the DVD clicks onto the spindle in the center of the drive tray when you press gently on the surface of the DVD. Push the tray straight into the computer until it closes, then wait a moment for Windows Media Player to launch.28 Sep 2017
Why can’t I play DVDs on Windows 10?
Microsoft has removed the built-in support for video DVD playing in Windows 10. So we recommend you to use VLC player, a free third party player with DVD support integrated. Open VLC media player, click Media and select Open Disc. Now you can play the video on your DVD.
Why does my DVD not play on Windows Media Player?
If you see an error from Windows Media Player that says “compatible DVD decoder not installed,” this means that a plugin (called an mpeg-2 decoder) needed to play DVDs is not installed. We recommend downloading this software from www.videolan.org in order to play DVDs on your computer.