How to Play DVDs in Windows 10: The 3 Best DVD Players

Best DVD Players

What’s the best way to spend your holiday alone? There’s nothing better than watching a classic movie at home, especially a DVD movie. Pick up a movie from your DVD collection, prepare some snacks, then you can have a wonderful movie night. Sounds good, right?  Well, if you don’t own a best DVD players, things may get more complicated. But don’t worry. You can play them on your computer. We all know that Microsoft has stopped providing Windows Media Player for Windows users. Without this program, watching DVDs on a computer becomes inconvenient. To solve such problems, the following is going to introduce some DVD players for DVD lovers just like you.

  1. Windows DVD Player

Microsoft released Windows DVD Player for its users after they announced to abandon Windows Media Player. This program is the replacement for Windows Media Player. If you don’t want to download third-party software, you can take this one a try. It’s the official apps of Microsoft, so you’ll never worry about the virus or spyware. And absolutely no ads. The only problem is it charges. It is priced at $14.99 in Microsoft Store. However, if you are a royalty Windows user and just updated your computer to Windows 10 from Windows 7/8, then congratulation, you can get this DVD player without paying. This is a small bonus for those old version system users. But if you are a new customer, or you just bought a new PC, then you can’t enjoy this benefit. Even though, you can try its 7-day free trial. Although you can’t play any DVD with this free-trial version, you can use it to check if your PC is compatible with this program.

  1. VLC Media Player

VLC Media Player is also a powerful DVD player. Many people may have heard about it and know it’s an open-source multimedia player, which means this program is completely free. As a cross-platform software, it is available for the latest Windows, Linux, Mac OS, Android and even IOS systems. VLC plays almost all formats of DVDs, such as MPEG-1/2, MPEG-4, H.264, VC-2, WMV, Dirac, MP3, FLAC, MPC, Wavpack, etc. In addition to this, it can not only play DVDs but also play CDs, CVD, and SVCD.

Users may worry about the security problems of using third-party software, while VLC is definitely not the target they need to worry about. The VideoLAN guarantees that there’s no spyware, no user tracking with this media player, so users can rest assured to use it. What’s more, users will not be annoyed by the ads because there are no ads in the software at all. 

Although VLC is completely free to use, it brings professional functions. It is not only a DVD player but also a video editor. It allows users to add subtitle files to the video, and also provides some advanced adjustments and effects for further editing. There are some guidelines on the official site of VideoLAN; users can learn how to customize this software to meet their own needs or download some extensions here, to make their VLC more powerful. Due to its powerful functions, VLC maybe not be the best choice for some beginners.

  1. 5KPlayer

If you feel that understanding every option VLC offers is a little difficult for you, then you can give 5KPlayer a try. It’s easily operated, and friendly to beginners. 5KPlayer is a famous DVD player for playing DVDs on Windows10. It supports playing videos and music in almost all popular formats such as AVI, WMV, MOV, MP4, MKV, MP3, FLAC, WAV, WMA, etc. Users can play those commercial DVDs, copy-protected DVDs, regional DVDs and any regular DVDs by using this software. With this tool, users can watch their favorite DVD movies, TV series, listen to their beloved music songs, and also download video/audio from over 300+ online sites without subscription. And it can also be used to convert the online video soundtrack to MP3, AAC, or ringtone. 

If you are a movie lover and want to build a multimedia library in your home, 5KPlayer can help with that. With its assistance, you can manage your online video playlist, sort out your favorite movies, and create a completely new playlist.

Built-in with AirPlay tech, 5KPlayer can be seen as a projector to display the whole screen of iPhone and iPad on Apple TV and computer without any quality loss; thus users can easily watch those breathtaking movies on a bigger screen. Besides, it can also be used to record the screen because of the Air Mirroring recording function.


This article explores some of the best DVD players to download for Windows10. If you are looking for a powerful media player for your computer, all of them are worth trying. Of course, if you have some better suggestions, please let us know by leaving a comment below.


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