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DVD Player does not autoplay, cannot play in WMP

  1. #1


    Posts : 61
    Windows 8.1 64 bit

    DVD Player does not autoplay, cannot play in WMP


    Well I am back again with a new issue here.
    My DVD drive shows up properly in 8.1, however when I insert a dvd, it does not open autoplay. If I right click and select autoplay, nothing happens. When I right click, it also gives me the option to" read using img burn".
    If I double click the dvd, " application not found".

    How can I get it, to where a dvd will play properly in WMP? I do have WMP set as default for video files.

    Thanks for any help,

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  2. #2


    Posts : 60
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    In Windows 8, DVDs will not play in Windows Media Player. However, if you have Windows Media Center or the Windows 8 Pro Pack installed, you can play DVDs. Alternatively, you can install a third-party media player, such as VLC or Power DVD.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 61
    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    Ah, ok then thanks I was pulling my hair out on that one!
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  4. #4


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    You can use VLC aka VideoLAN to play DVDs if you dont wanna pay 100 bucks for the privilege in Windows 8.1

    VideoLAN - VLC: Official site - Free multimedia solutions for all OS!
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  5. #5


    Posts : 61
    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    You can use VLC aka VideoLAN to play DVDs if you dont wanna pay 100 bucks for the privilege in Windows 8.1

    VideoLAN - VLC: Official site - Free multimedia solutions for all OS!
    Yeah I figured that out fairly quickly, when I saw only way to get Media Center was to buy the Pro Pack, all that other stuff in Pro Pack I do not need so I was not about to do that.

    Thanks,
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