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Can't get DVD to play


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#1 WilliamP

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Posted 29 May 2016 - 04:02 PM

I have an ASUS 501ux laptop. It doesn't have an internal DVD player. I purchased an external USB3 DVD drive but the laptop needs something to play the DVD. It won't open the DVD. It came with Win. 10. What do I need



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#2 Rocky Bennett

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Posted 29 May 2016 - 04:10 PM

A lot of people that are using Windows 10 use VLC to watch DVDs.

 

http://www.videolan.org/index.html

 

Use that link because the version of VLC in the Windows Store is not quite ready for prime time.


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#3 JohnC_21

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Posted 29 May 2016 - 04:14 PM

You can use the very good free DVD player Rocky Bennett suggested or spend $15 for a crappy DVD player Microsoft offers through the store. 

 

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Edited by JohnC_21, 29 May 2016 - 04:15 PM.


#4 WilliamP

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Posted 29 May 2016 - 05:21 PM

Thank you Rocky. The VLC works fine. I just have another question. Can it be configured to run when you go to the DVD drive and tell it to open or play?

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Posted 29 May 2016 - 07:00 PM

I have it set up now. Thank you.

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Posted 31 May 2016 - 07:00 AM

Win 10 has no DVD player


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Posted 31 May 2016 - 07:01 AM

Personally, I had the same problem. I installed vlc. that solved it nicly!

 

A lot of people that are using Windows 10 use VLC to watch DVDs.

 

http://www.videolan.org/index.html

 

Use that link because the version of VLC in the Windows Store is not quite ready for prime time.

Just like he said!


Edited by malwarebuster224, 31 May 2016 - 07:02 AM.


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Posted 03 June 2016 - 12:40 PM

I too would advise VLC, very reliable and simple to use. Good for other things than DVD playing too, reads almost any video or audio file regardless of codec. As for "won't open the DVD" I assume you meant that before you installed VLC you couldn't make the disc play, rather then meaning that the DVD drive wouldn't open to let you insert the disc.
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