Have got some DVDs and want to play the DVDs on computer? Here you will learn how to play DVD on PC using free DVD playing software. If you are looking for ways to play DVD on Mac, please refer to How to Play DVD on Mac.
Many free players can help you play DVD on your computer. Among them, the below three are the best free DVD players for Windows (Windows 8 compatible).
VLC is a very powerful media player. You can watch DVD movies on your computer with VLC media player with ease. It can open the DVD menu as soon as you insert the DVD disc and ignore the DVD region so that you can play any region DVDs. Besides playing DVD (Details at VLC play DVD), VLC can also help you rip DVD and copy DVD by recording. For more information, please refer to Rip DVD with VLC or Copy DVD with VLC.
To play DVD with Windows Media Player, you need to install some compatible DVD decoders to solve the "Cannot Play This DVD" error. For the detailed guide on how to play DVD on computer using Windows Media Player, please turn to How to Play DVD in Windows Media Player.
KMPlayer is also a good tool to play DVD. KM player cannot play different region DVDs unless you change the region code of your computer's hard drive. For how to change computer's hard drive region for free, please refer to Unlock DVD Region. When playing DVD with KMPlayer, you cannot skip the piracy warnings, adverts, etc.
Since DVDs are not supported by some media players, for example iTunes, QuickTime, etc. If you want to play DVD on computer with any media player with ease, you can rip the DVD to popular video formats that are supported by any media player with a DVD Ripper. Aimersoft DVD Ripper can help you rip DVD to any regular video and audio format, such as AVI, WMV, MKV, MOV, FLV, MP4, MP3, WMA, AAC, OGG, etc. so that you can play the DVD anywhere you like. It also serves as a player to play DVD on computer. After the DVD files is loaded, you can view the DVD movies and take snapshots as you like. After the conversion, you can transfer the movies to portable devices like iPhone, iPad, iPod, etc. and enjoy the movies on the go!
Above are the four ways to play DVD on computer, just choose the one you like and enjoy your DVD movies.