Play DVD with VLC on Windows 10
1. DVD Won't Play DVD on Windows 10
If you're using or just upgrading to Windows 10, you will find that DVD won't play on DVD since Windows 10 left behind Windows Media Player that enables you to play DVD on Windows. Therefore, you need a Windows 10 DVD player to fix the DVD not playing on laptop or PC problem. VLC Media Player is a cross-platform media player and it allows you to play DVD discs, play ISO files, and miscellaneous other media files. So you can use it to fix the DVD playback issue.
Use an External Optical Drive
2. The DVD-ROM Drive is Not Working
Another probable cause is that the DVD-ROM drive is not working, especially when you find that all your DVDs can't be played. You can try reinstalling or updating the driver. If that does not work, you may turn to an external optical drive to play your DVDs or request help from a maintenance center.
The Unsupported DVD
3. DVD damaged, Copy-protected or Incompatible
If you find that your computer can't play only some of your DVDs, it is very likely that your DVD discs get physical damages like scratches so your computer can't read the content out. Hence, you need to fix the scratched DVD. Another possibility is that the DVD disc is not supported by your PC DVD-ROM drive. For example, some DVD-ROMs can't read DVD-r and people often find that DVD-r won't play on computer. Moreover, some purchased DVDs are encrypted with Region Code, which allow users to play DVD in a certain region or country only. Once you play such encrypted DVDs in other regions, you will find that DVD won't play on laptop or PC. To deal with such unsupported and copy-protected DVD, go to the next part.