Video-streaming services are all the rage, but many of us still have pretty hefty DVD collections. Unfortunately, if you pop a DVD into your Windows 10 computer, you may bump into trouble because Windows 10 Media Player doesn’t support regular DVDs. So how can you play your favorite discs in Windows 10?
Don’t panic. You have a few options. Several PC brands bundle in multimedia software through which you can play a DVD, though sometimes these products are limited in nature. Microsoft offers a Windows DVD Player app, but it costs $15 and has generated a number of poor reviews. A better option lies in free, third-party programs. Products like VLC Media Player, 5KPlayer, Kodi, Daum’s Pot Player, and Leawo Blu-ray Player can play your DVDs with little muss or fuss. Let’s look at your options.
The Windows DVD Player app sold in the Microsoft Store is a barebones affair, but it works (at least most of the time). You may first want to check out the seven-day trial version. To do this, click the ellipsis next to the Buy button and select Free Trial. However, this free version won’t actually play DVDs, rather it simply tells you if it’s compatible with your PC’s built-in DVD player.