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The Simplest Remedy on How to Play DVD on Chromebook

Since there’s no CD/ DVD drive on Chromebook, it is impossible for you to play external DVD on Chromebook. Yet, if you happen to have some DVDs and want to play DVD on Chromebook, this post can provide an efficient way for you.
Free download the highly-recommended DVD to Chromebook converter here in advance and keep reading to see how to make DVD playable on Chromebook smoothly!



Updated on June 09, 2023

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Enable Chromebook to Play DVDs

As an example of a thin client that runs the Linux-based Chrome operating system, Chromebook laptop can automatically keep up to date, so you’ll always have the latest virus protection. It is only workable when connecting with the internet and there’s not much storage space on the hard drive. While the long battery life, inexpensive price and powerful cloud storing technology make it popular in the education field. By 2012, schools had become its largest category of customer.

Chromebook with DVD

Chromebook with DVD

However, there’s no Chromebook DVD drive or CD drive. And it would be extremely difficult to play DVD on Chromebook. Yet, if you are a student who needs to view some tutorial DVDs on Chromebook or you want to watch DVD movies on Chromebook to kill time, you can try the following workaround.

A Possible Way to Make Chromebook Play DVDs (Not Recommended)

It is possible to view DVDs on Chromebook using crouton and applications such as VLC, but this requires switching your Chromebook into development mode and installing a secondary operating system, which is not advised for regular common Chromebook users.

Tips. You can also buy an external DVD drive for Chromebook to play DVDs. But that would be a hassle when you have to carry the external drive with you every time you need to play DVDs on Chromebook. It would be nice for you to digitize your DVDs to Chromebook so you can enjoy DVD without DVD drive or player.

Detailed Guides on How to Rip DVD to Chromebook

The best way to resolve this problem is to rip DVDs to any Chromebook compatible format, then stream the ripped DVD movies to Chromebook via a USB drive or SD card. To convert DVD source to Chromebook supported format, you need a professional DVD ripper to help you.

Speaking of DVD ripper, WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro would be the best DVD to Chromebook ripper since it is able to convert both homemade DVDs and commercial DVDs. It can deal with any DVD copy protection removal and backup DVD to digital files at ease. Furthermore, there’s no adware or malware and the DVD ripping process is as easy as a pie. Please follow my steps to fix the Chromebook with DVD issue.

First of all, free download this ripper to your Windows computer and prepare a USB drive or SD card.

Disclaimer: WonderFox does not advocate any illegal duplication and distribution of DVDs. Please refer to the DVD copyright laws in your country before you rip any DVDs.

Solve Chromebook DVD Problem with Three Steps

Step 1. Load DVD

Insert a DVD disc to DVD-ROM and then open this software. Click "DVD Disc" to add DVD source. You can also input ISO Image and DVD Folder and press the corresponding button to convert it. This ripper will automatically mark out the main movie for you and the other titles will show up in the interface either, you can convert any of them you like.

Add DVD to This Ripper

Add DVD to This Ripper

Step 2. Select Output Format

Then head to the output format part, and here you get two choices:

1. This is the recommended choice: choose “Google” on the device part; after that, click the “Chromebook”.

2. In case that you want to output the DVD as a specific Chromebook compatible format, here I will take MP4 as an example. You can select MP4 as the output format under the "Format" > "Video" tab.

Output DVD to Chromebook Supported Format

Output DVD to Chromebook Supported Format

Tips – Chromebook compatible media formats: 3GP, AVI, MOV, MP4, M4V, M4A, MP3, MKV, OGV, OGM, OGG, OGA, WEBM, and WAV.

Step 3. Rip DVD to Chromebook

Set the USB drive or SD card as the output folder of the ripped DVD movies. Then press the “RUN” button to start to convert DVD to Chromebook.

Stream DVD to Chromebook

Finally, playing DVDs on Chromebook is possible now when the whole DVD ripping process is over. You can freely watch DVD on Chromebook via the USB drive or SD card now.

Besides dealing with the ripping of DVD to Chromebook, this ripper is also capable of converting DVD to USB, DVD to iMovie, DVD to tablet and so forth. Moreover, you are able to select audio track, add subtitle to DVD movie or remove subtitle from DVD movie, cut DVD movie clipsextract audio from DVD, as well as add a special effect. For experienced user, you can click the “Setting” button to adjust media related parameters as you wish, like change resolutionchange aspect ratiochange frame rate and bit rate, or control video volume.

Now, please download this hassle-free DVD Ripper Pro to help you open and watch DVD in Chromebook!

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