How to play DVDs in Windows 10

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How to play DVDs in Windows 10

Funnily enough, playing DVDs out of the box on Windows 10 isn't quite as simple as it should be

For a format that's now over 20 years old, you'd have thought it would be pretty straightforward to get DVDs to play in Windows 10 - it's not like Microsoft hasn't had long to prepare.

Still, DVD support isn't there by default. Fortunately, there's two quick ways to bring back your video collection to your Windows 10 experience…

How to play DVDs in Windows 10

1) Download Microsoft's official app

It'll be delivered to you as a Windows update. So you shouldn't need to do anything. If it hasn't appeared, you might need to get a bit more creative (but given it's currently rated just 2/5 by Windows Store reviewers, that may not be such a bad thing…)

2) Use a third party alternative

If you don't qualify, or just don't fancy using Microsoft's own solution, there's a bunch of third party applications that will do the same job just as well, if not better. VLC gets the nod from us: it's free and can play almost anything.

You can download it now from the VLC website.

 

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