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Windows 10 DVD Player

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  1. jmcole

    jmcole Regular member

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    Anyone have a clue where the .exe file for this is? I know I have the app because it opens when I insert a DVD in the drive. But if I do a search it shows dvdplayer.exe, but if I click it, it opens the media player.
     
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    THIS MIGHT HELP YOU


    How To Play DVDs or Blu-ray on Windows 8 or Windows 10

    Upgrade to Windows 8 or 10 and you may be surprised to find that you can no longer play video DVDs or Blu-ray. Unlike previous versions of Windows, Windows 8 and 10 don’t include built-in support for playing DVDs.

    Microsoft opted not to include DVD support because so many new computers – especially tablets and ultrabooks – aren’t coming with DVD drives. Microsoft pays a licensing fee for each copy of Windows that ships with DVD support.

    Note: You can still use data DVDs with Windows 8 or 10. This only applies to video DVDs.

    Install a Third-Party DVD Player
    http://www.howtogeek.com/127774/how-to-play-dvds-on-windows-8/
     
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  3. jmcole

    jmcole Regular member

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    Thanks for the info, but like I said, I have the app and the player, it plays DVD's when I insert a disk. I just can't open the .vob files I have on my computer. That's why I would like to know where the .exe file is.
     
  4. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    win8 & 10 won't play video disks without a 3rd party program like vlc as linked in Ireland's bottom post.
     
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    Install klite full it usually adds codecs for wmp
     
  6. jmcole

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    I'm sorry sir, but you are incorrect. Windows 10 has DVD Player which plays DVD\video disks when I insert them into the computer.
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm just going by the information posted above by Ireland as only worked on 1 win10 that a customer screwed up the same day he upgraded from win7 then spilt water on his laptop keyboard the same day.
     
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    Web search confirms windows 10 doesn't play dvd's natively it requires 3rd party or the newly released dvd app from microsoft
     
  9. ireland

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    upgrading from windows 7 Prem or 8 the dvd player should or might work
    clean install---dvd player it will not work

    CNET Update - Don't pay! You can watch DVDs for free on Windows 10


     
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  10. DJMC2

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    When win10 was released late July the DVD player application only came with win10 pro; for win10 home you were supposed to purchase the app for $15. Recent installs have the DVD app for all. I've upgraded 5 laptops 1 desktop and 2 tablets since July 30, I have noted there have been changes over that period; Solitaire Collection is also included now.

    The DVD Player isn't anything special and is in one of the windows apps directories, not in the windows root directory. It won't run as a file, the applications are spread over a number of locations.
    Better to use Media Player Classic for all AV media or Potplayer if you want a DVD player that remembers where the disk was up to after a break.
     
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