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How to Solve the Problem of VLC Wont Play DVD with the Help of the Best DVD Ripping Program on Market?

Author by Michael

Sep 22, 2017

Get upset when you find the VLC wont play DVD on your computer? It's the reason why I write this article - to talk about what causes this issue and give you the best method to deal with it. This time, I will bring you a definitely amazing DVD ripping program to help you finish the job!

Typical Issue Regarding VLC Wont Play DVD

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Q: Why wont VLC play my DVD? Every time I try playing, it says: Playback failure: DVDRead could not open the disc "D:". Your input can't be opened: VLC is unable to open the MRL 'dvd:///D:\'. Check the log for details. Please Help!!!!

Q: I've installed VLC for playing commercial DVDs on Windows 10 (recently upgraded). I have tried auto play and also the Media -> Open Disc. The DVD drive seems to speed up and the player shows the total time of the disc momentarily after which nothing happens (the time for the disc turns to --:--). I don't receive any error messages either so it is really bugging me.

When we play DVD in VLC, I believe many of you guys ever met a similar issue of VLC not playing DVD. Users have no idea what to do and the official forum does not give a clear solution to this problem either. Many factors may cause a failed VLC DVD playback, like region code limitation and copyright protection or a too old VLC version.

So, now I am going to provide you the best way to solve this playback issue once for all and you might as well have a try. Just keep reading the following paragraphs.

Convert DVD to the Video Formats VLC Supports

The simplest way to solve the issue of VLC Player wont play DVD is to change the DVD format to a more compatible one like MP4 and AVI with the help of a third-party DVD ripper. If you are still worried about output quality loss or output size, you can have a try on WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro. In a nut shell, it is a highly efficient VLC DVD ripping program which is able to convert DVD to more than 300 formats and codecs. With a pretty high video compression ratio, the output file size can be reduced to the minimal and of course, no quality loss in the course of conversion. More significantly, this software can help to remove DVD region code and break DVD copyright protection to ensure a successfully smooth playback.

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Convert DVD for A Better Compatibility in VLC within 3 Steps

Choose the DVD file you want to convert

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Step 1. Launch WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro and click on "DVD Disc" after opening the interface. Then choose the DVD you need to convert, preset an output folder at the button and click on "Ok".

Choose MP4 as output

Step 2. During the analysis, the region code and copyright protection will be removed. Now, the main movie title will be marked with blue. Click below "Output Format" on the upper right side to open the format list where you can select the desired format under the video tag. Here we take MP4 as an example for its best compatibility. Meanwhile, if you have some basic knowledge of video parameter setting, you can just click on "Setting" and then you will be able to freely change video resolution, bit rate, frame rate or control the aspect ratio to match your screen.

Choose MP4 as output

Step 3. Click on "Run" to start the ripping process. Within a few seconds, the DVD will be completely converted to MP4 and you can find the output file in the folder you preset before. As you can see from the screenshot, obviously, the video size gets totally compressed by several times which saves quite a lot storage space.

Now, please open the VLC again and open the output MP4 file in it to check whether the video can be played.

Troubleshoot "VLC Wont Player DVD"

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1. Reinstall or Update VLC to the Latest Version

In most cases, the official will fix those VLC playback bugs in time and one of the most effective ways is to completely uninstall the old version for the latest one.

2. Manually Choose Disc Drive

Open VLC, click on "Media" on the menu bar, select "Open Disc" and choose "DVD" under "Disc Selection". Then set the DVD disc icon in "Disc Devices" If it still does not work, choose Video_TS folder and click on "Okay".

3. Change DVD Region of DVD Drive

As for the DVD drive of RPC-1, you can use VLC for region-free playback. But for DVD drive of RPC-2, there will be a limitation by region code. You can change the region code 5 times for each DVD-ROM and then the hardware will be locked. This is how to reset the region code: Open computer > right click DVD drive > Properties > Hardware tab > select your DVD Drive > Properties > DVD Region tab > change to the desired region and again you can use VLC to play the DVD.

4.Use A More Powerful Player

If the problem still stay unsolved after all the efforts above, you can turn to a much stronger media player for help, such as MPC-HC and PowerDVD.

After reading the whole tutorial, you must already have some basic knowledge of solving the VLC Media Player not playing DVD issue. Choose your favorite ones and knock yourself out!

More Speicial Features of HD DVD Ripper Pro

1. Adding or removing video subtitles.

2. Changing audio channels.

3. Converting DVD to ISO.

4. Trimming DVD videos by clipping and cropping.

5. Adding post effects to your videos.

6. Compressing video file size.

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