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The Best Way to Solve Windows Media Player Not Playing DVD Problem

DVD won’t play in Windows Media Player somehow but you can’t find a way to figure it out. Don’t worry! In this article, I will show you the possible causes and offer the corresponding solutions. Likewise, WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro can rip any DVD to WMV videos for playing them on Windows Media Player smoothly: https://www.videoconverterfactory.com/download/dvd-ripper.exe

Updated on Sep 25, 2020


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Windows Media Player is a common media player that gets mixed review. Many users are inclined to set it as the default player for playing DVDs, videos, music and other media files. Yet it shows that many users have to face with Windows Media Player not playing DVD issue. Have you ever encountered the similar problem?

Why Can’t You Play DVD on Windows Media Player

How to Get Windows Media Player to Play DVD

How to Get Windows Media Player to Play DVD

Q: What do I need to do to watch a DVD in Windows 10? It didn’t let Windows Media Player play DVD for windows 10 when I upgraded from Windows 7.

Q: I keep getting the error message "Windows Media Player cannot play the DVD because a compatible DVD decoder is not installed on your computer" when playing my DVD. Can anyone tell me the way of playing DVD in Windows Media Player?

Q: Tried to continue watching a purchased DVD on Windows media player 12 today and got this message. "Windows Media Player cannot play this DVD because there is a problem with digital copy protection between your DVD drive, decoder, and video card. Try installing an updated driver for your video card." Anyone else come across this problem?

Generally speaking, Windows Media Player not playing DVD error can be caused by the following aspects.

1.The damaged disc, the region code of DVD and other similar problem on DVD itself.

2. If your PC lacks necessary DVD codec for Windows Media Player, you cannot play DVD on Windows Media Player, as well.

3. Since Windows doesn’t provide free Windows Media Player service anymore, if you have upgraded the PC system to Windows8, Windows 8.1 and windows 10, you need to pay for its player.

The Best Method to Fix Windows Media Player not Playing DVD

To watch DVD movies on Windows Media Player without annoying problem, you’re recommended to try this way - ripping DVD to Windows Media player supported video formats for you can be free from the codec limit, region restriction and even save more space for movie collection.

WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro is a professional DVD ripper. It helps you to solve Windows Media Player not playing DVD issue and rip copy-righted DVD like CSS, unlock region code, Multi-angle, RCE, Disney X-Project DRM, etc. Beyond that, you’re able to play DVD on other devices with this handy software that allows you to copy DVD to phone, rip DVD to tablet and even convert DVD to TV and game Console. You can also play DVD directly with its built-in DVD player.

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Three Steps to Play DVD on Windows Media Player

Step 1

Insert DVD disc into computer DVD-ROM drive. Then open this program. There are three ways for you to add files, DVD Disc, ISO Image and DVD Folder. In the ordinary way we choose DVD DISC to add the targeted file.

Add the DVD File

Add the DVD File

Step 2

After analyzing DVD for seconds, it will detect and select the main title for you. You just need to choose the output format. As you know, WMV is developed by Microsoft, which can be compatible with Windows Media Player perfectly, so it’s a good choice to convert DVD to WMV. Also, you can convert DVD to other common videos formats that are supported by Windows Media Player, such as DVD to MP4, DVD to AVI and more.

Just click “Output Format” on the right of interface, and choose Video – WMV.

Select “WMV”

Select “WMV”

Step 3

With Simple click of “Run”, this ripping process will be finished soon. Now you can watch any DVD movie on your Windows Media Player.

Click “Run” to Start the Conversion

Click “Run” to Start the Conversion

Some Optional Method to Play DVD on Windows Media Player

How to Play DVD with Windows Media Player

How to Play DVD with Windows Media Player

Can Windows Media Player play DVDs? In many case, people fail to do that as the necessary codec is not installed. So installing codec pack to make Windows Media Player play DVDs is a way to fix this problem. Useful codec pack like K-Lite Codec Pack is available, but installing Windows Media Player DVD decoder takes too much time and is complicated for many users who are not familiar with codec. Some unnecessary codecs will even cause problems on the system with conflicts.

If you’re a DVD die-hard fan, but don’t want to install the complex codec pack or purchase Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 media player for DVD, the third-party DVD player like VLC Media Player,MPC-HC (Media Player Classic) should be on your list.

They can play DVD without the requirement of codec packs and other extra things, yet it only allows you to play movies on PC. For free playback during trip, business and other cases, obviously, ripping DVD with WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro is the best way for you.

Now, please download the DVD Ripper Pro to complete your jobs.

More Special Features on WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro

  • Decrypt home-made and copy-protected DVD (DVD CSS, Region Code, Multi-angle, RCE, etc.)
  • Rip DVD to various formats and devices for free playback
  • Shrink the output video size with original quality preserved
  • SD to HD video conversion for enhancing video quality
  • Play any DVD movie as an outstanding DVD player
  • Edit output videos with its built-in editor
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