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DVD won't play in laptop

  1. #1


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    Microsoft Windows 8.1 with Bing 64-bit 9600 Multiprocessor Free

    DVD won't play in laptop


    I put in a random dvd to see if it would automatically start playing, come to find out it doesn't. I have windows media player, I have the "use autoplay for all media and devices" box checked in hardware and sound so whats going on?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Unfortunately Windows 8 and later does not support DVD playback, unless you have Windows Media Center;
    however, it's just as easy to use VLC Media Player.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 111
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 with Bing 64-bit 9600 Multiprocessor Free


    So windows media player wont work?
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  4. #4


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Tim87 View Post
    So windows media player wont work?
    Unfortunately nope!

    Try VLC, it's free and good software:

    VideoLAN - Official page for VLC media player, the Open Source video framework!
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  5. #5


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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    I like MPC-HC: Home MPC-HC
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  6. #6


    Posts : 111
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 with Bing 64-bit 9600 Multiprocessor Free


    I had cyberlink powerDVD pre installed on my laptop but I switched it out for windows media player
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    I like MPC-HC: Home MPC-HC
    Absolutely, another good one!
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  8. #8


    Posts : 111
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 with Bing 64-bit 9600 Multiprocessor Free


    So should I just reinstall cyberlink powerdvd?
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  9. #9


    Posts : 179
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 with Media Center


    Yes since it contains the codec needed to play DVDs and WMP should be able to play it

    If that doesn't work and you desperately need WMP as the DVD player, you need to upgrade to media center edition, though my tablet already came with it preloaded.
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  10. #10


    Autoplay is not a real good feature to use in my opinion due to Virus' and Malware. It is one of the most used features they use to infect systems. I prefer to set the system to ask when I insert media what to do.
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