VLC is free multimedia software that supports lots of audio and video formats, including DVD. To play DVDs with VLC media player, no third-party software is needed. Just ensure your computer has a DVD drive that enables you to view the DVD.
1. Insert the DVD disc you want to play into your computer's hard drive.
2. Open VLC and click File > Open Disc. Then you will see the Open dialog box. On the Disc tab, choose DVD as the disc type and make sure the DVD drive name is correct in Disc Device. If your DVD movies has chapters, subtitles, etc., don't select No DVD menus. And also set the starting point, audio track and subtitles.
3. Click OK to save the settings. You DVD disc will then start to play in VLC media player in a few seconds.
There could be a couple of reasons for the failing of playing DVD with VLC Media Player. First you should check whether the DVD can be played well on your DVD player. Sometimes, it is may be because of the content on the DVD. For instance, your DVD was burned at 8X or 16X speed while your computer can only handle 2X or 4X Media. On this occasion, you'd better convert the DVD to videos for smoothly playback with a DVD ripper.
Aimersoft DVD Ripper is just the right one to help you convert commercial DVD movies 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 provides optimized output formats for iPhone (iPhone 5S/5C), iPad (iPad mini 2, iPad Air), Samsung tablets, LG, HTC smart phones and many other devices. The steps to convert DVD movie format are also very simple: Load DVD files, choose your desired output format and then click the Start button to begin the DVD ripping process. That's all you need to do. A Mac version that named Aimersoft DVD Ripper for Mac has been developed for Mac OS X Mavericks users.
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The old version may also cause a rough playback experience. And the absence of VOB codec in VLC is one of another common reason for the display issue.
In these cases, you can do the following things to solve the problem.
If you have went through all the methods above to the fix the "DVD Can't Play with VLC" issue and still failed to watch movies in DVD, then why not quit the cumbersome VLC and try other excellent VLC alternatives to play DVD.
Surpassing what the name shows you, Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate is the best alternative to VLC Media Player to play DVD on windows-based computer. Apart from converting video and audio format, this VLC alternative allows you to rip and convert DVD to support any media player or devices like iPad, iPhone, Samsung Galaxy Note 3, S4 and more. Most important of all, it can play DVD files (including IFO, ISO, VOB files) without having to install any extra codec packages. The built-in media player allows you to watch any DVD movies with HD visual experience without any hassles.
Tips: Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate for Mac is available for Mac users. The supported computer operating system includes the latest Mac OS X Mavericks (10.9).
PowerDVD is developed by CyberLink Corp. and can play any video, audio, pictures, DVD, Blu-ray and HD movies. It supports playback any files across PC, tablets, smart phones, TV and more. The supported OS include Windows 8. It's high playback image and audio quality makes it famous in the DVD player market. What makes people frustrated is that PowerDVD is expensive and its superabundant version usually makes users refused and hard to decide which to choose.
BS Player is claimed to be the best multimedia player in the world. It supports DivX, HD, AVC video, movie, audio, DVD and YouTube files. There's a free basic version of BS player to fulfill users' needs. But if you want to navigate the DVD menu, you need to purchase it first. Besides, there's no "Play DVD" button, which means you need to upgrade to the pro version as per needs.
To conclude, when you play DVD files with VLC and found it didn't work, just don't give up your DVD and there are several methods that can help you save your DVD enjoyment. Renew your VLC, rip DVD to VLC compatible format, install the codec needed to play DVD with VLC or even try some outstanding VLC alternative like Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate. Just like the saying goes, where there is a will, there is a way. Watching DVD movies anywhere you like is easy as ABC now.