Windows 10 DVD Player

Dear Computer Lady,

I have a laptop with Windows 10, and I wanted to play a DVD movie on the laptop.

When I put in the DVD, Windows 10 said there was no program installed to play the DVD, and then wanted me to buy a movie player for fifteen dollars.

I thought a movie player came with Winodws, do I really have to buy one from Microsoft?

Thanks, JG

Dear JG,

It appears that Windows 10 does not come with a DVD player, but you can get a good, open source (free) media player and install it on your Windows 10 computer.

I have used VLC Media Player from www.videolan.org and it works quite well. You can download it from their website and once installed you can use it to play your DVDs.

Elizabeth

 

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