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How To Play A DVD On A Computer

If your PC came out of the box equipped with a DVD drive, the software you need to play a DVD on your computer should already be installed. Thus, when you insert a DVD into the disc drive, your DVD should launch and play automatically.

If this does not occur, don’t despair! There is a simple solution that will enable you to playback your DVDs on your Windows PC. HowSpot strongly recommends VLC Media Player as the easiest solution that also offers the highest quality playback.


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    Download and install your free copy of VLC Media Player.

  • 2

    Insert your DVD into your built-in disc drive.

  • 3

    A dialog box asking you what action you would like to take will appear. Select VideoLAN VLC Media Player.

  • 4

    Alternately, you can also play your DVD from within the VLC Media Player interface. Click the menu Media > Open Disc to launch your DVD.

  • 5

    To view your media full-screen, press the F key.


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