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Old 31. Jul 2015, 09:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Windows 10 DVD Player App

As you may or may not know, Windows Media Center (or WMC) will not be available in Windows 10. As a result, some W10 users who previously relied on WMC for DVD playback will now have to find another way to do that. With this in mind, I just came across this announcement from Microsoft. From what I gather, Microsoft has created a DVD Player app and there are certain ways in which you can get it either for free or $$$.
  1. For those users who already had WMC on their Windows 7 or 8.1 machines before upgrading to Windows 10, they will automatically receive the app via Windows Update for free.
  2. If you are one of those users who upgraded to Windows 10 but you did not have WMC and now you want to get the app there is a way to accomplish that. You have to reinstall your previous version of Window and install WMC then go through the W10 upgrade process again. Once you do that you should receive the app via Windows Update.
  3. One last way to get the app is to buy it in the Windows Store.
Please be aware that the free offer as describe in the first two scenarios is only available for a limited time. However, up to this time it seems like that time limitation hasn't been set as yet.

W10 users should also be aware that there are other software which can be installed to provide DVD playback. The free and highly versatile VLC Media Player is one such solution. That is what I'll be using myself.
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Old 01. Aug 2015, 01:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Use VLC???
Try the portable version first.
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Old 01. Aug 2015, 01:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Not interested in Windows DVD Player app. It's either PotPlayer or VLC for me.
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Old 01. Aug 2015, 04:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Use VLC???
Try the portable version first.
I do use VLC portable but there is one issue - VLC portable does not show up as an option in Autoplay.
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Old 01. Aug 2015, 07:38 PM   #5 (permalink)
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http://www.leawo[DOT]com/blu-ray-player/

Sorry, I don't know why WOT rating is orange. But otherwise, the best free Blu-ray Player IMO.
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I do use VLC portable but there is one issue - VLC portable does not show up as an option in Autoplay.
Install it then??
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