How to Play DVD on Lenovo Laptop?

July 6, 2021
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1. Check whether Your Lenovo has an Optical Drive
2. Play a DVD on Lenovo Laptop with a DVD Drive
3. Play DVD on Lenovo Laptop without a DVD Drive
4. Build Your Personal DVD Digital Library on Lenovo

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“How do I play a DVD on my Lenovo laptop?” You are not alone in this. Many other people also wish to play and watch DVDs on their Lenovo laptops. And here in this article, I will try to give you the best answer to how to play DVD on Lenovo laptop in detail. Without further ado, let's get started!

2 Ways to Check whether Your Lenovo Comes with an Optical Drive

The first step is to identify if your Lenovo has an optical drive. As you are probably aware, an optical drive is a must to run a CD or DVD on a computer. Many early generation laptops are equipped with a DVD/CD-ROM drive. The tendency in recent years, however, has gone the opposite. Most laptops nowadays have got rid of the optical drive to save costs and also make the device thinner and lighter. Hence, you’d better check whether your device still has it before the next move.

There are two ways to check the optical drive on a Lenovo laptop.

Method 1. Check the left and right sides of the laptop device and see if there is a slot that has a length of a CD or DVD. Usually, you can feel a protruding button next to the slot for ejecting the CD/DVD tray.

Method 2. On the Lenovo home screen, right-click on the Windows icon and select “Device Manager.” Then look for DVD/CD -ROM Drives. If DVD/CD -ROM Drives is not displayed, it means your device has no optical drive.

How to Play a DVD on Lenovo Laptop with a DVD Drive?

If you are lucky to find your device come with a built-in DVD drive, what comes next will be much easier for you, for all you have to do is to press the drive button to insert your DVD and then watch it on a DVD player, in most cases, Windows Media Player.

Nevertheless, if you are using Windows 10, Windows Media Player will not work for you. Instead, you have to buy the Windows DVD Player app for $14.99 in the Microsoft Store to play DVDs on Windows 10. Yet, the good news is that there are quite a few free DVD players available for Windows 10, such as VLC, Pot Player, and GOM Player, for your choice as well.

Note: Windows Media Player and Windows DVD Player support only DVDs but not Blu-ray discs.

How to Play DVD on Lenovo Laptop without a DVD Drive?

A device with no DVD/CD -ROM drive requires an external optical drive to read a DVD or CD. In this case, you can purchase a Lenovo DVD player from the official Lenovo website, or you can get other options on Amazon, Newegg, eBay, Best Buy, and so forth.

After you have got the external DVD drive, connect it to your Lenovo laptop and insert a DVD in the drive. Then enjoy it on your laptop screen. Here is a guide on How to Play a DVD on a Laptop without a DVD Drive.

Build Your Personal DVD Digital Collection on Lenovo

Playing DVD on your Lenovo laptop through a DVD drive is convenient when you want to relax at home. Yet, it may not be the same story when you try to watch a DVD on a trip or something. Just imagine all the weight it could add on you if you are to carry the laptop, all the DVDs, and the external DVD drive with you.

A better way to relieve you from that hassle is to create your own digital DVD library on your laptop so you can enjoy them anywhere and anytime you want. WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro is a great program for this. It will help you get digital copies of DVDs you already own, be it commercial DVDs or homemade DVDs, in high efficiency. The below tutorial shows you how to copy a DVD to PC with this software.

Disclaimer: WonderFox doesn't advocate any illegal duplication and distribution, all information provided in this article is presented for general informational purposes and personal fair use only. Please refer to the DVD copyright laws in your country before you rip any DVD. Ripped content CANNOT be used for unauthorized reproduction, distribution or any commercial use.

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Step 1. Load DVD

Insert your DVD in the laptop’s DVD drive and then run WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro. Click “DVD Disc” and select a drive letter to load your DVD to this program.

Step 2. Choose Output Format

The program will automatically select the main title(s) of the DVD (other titles can be selected manually). You are allowed to select the subtitle and audio tracks of the selected title. Next, click the right-side format image to unfold the format library. Choose your preferred output format, such as MP4, MKV, and 1:1 copy, from there.

Step 3. Start DVD Ripping

When everything is ready, click “Run” to start the ripping process.


We have talked about how to play DVD on Lenovo laptop with and without a DVD drive and how to back up DVDs on your computer. If you have any questions during the process, please feel free to contact me via Twitter. I’ll be glad to help. That’s all for now. Thanks for reading!

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