Summary: It has many reasons for “DVD Can’t Play on PC”. Here explains some reasons for you and gives the best solution to solve "PC Can't play DVD" problems.
You probably also encountered this issue that after you inserted your DVD to DVD drive on PC, but you can’t open it. When you searched the problem, you would found you were not the first person who met the issue. What causes “PC Can’t Play DVD” issue? And how to solve it? Next, this article will give you a detailed explanation for this and the easiest way to fix it.
Why can't Play DVD on PC and how to Solve It?
1.DVD drive may have stopped working because something on your computer changed.
Installing or uninstalling software on your computer, or upgrading your Windows operating system, can sometimes cause the CD or DVD drive to stop working. This is usually because something happened during the installation that caused a problem with the CD or DVD filter drivers.
How to solve - If the drive stopped working after you installed new software or made other changes to your computer, you can try turning it on again.
2.The DVD disc might not be compatible with your drive.
There are many kinds of DVD discs available and not all of them are compatible with all players. For example, some DVD-ROM drives can read both DVD+R and DVD-R discs while some DVD-ROM drives can only read one of them. If your DVD is recorded with one type that the DVD-ROM drive does not support, the DVD will not play on your PC.
How to solve - Here suggests you to change another DVD drive that supports your DVD format (DVD-R or DVD+R) or rip DVD to a suitable format with a DVD Ripper.
3.PC DVD player won't play a different DVD disc
The majority PC DVD players can only play DVDs that are encoded for the same region where the PC was sold. To put it simple, region 1 DVD players can only play region 1 DVD discs. So if you are playing a region 2 DVD disc on your region 1 PC, the PC DVD player won’t read the DVD.
How to solve - You can choose to bypass DVD region codes with a DVD Ripper or turn to a third-party region-free DVD player, like 5KPlayer with which you will never meet "DVD will not play on PC owning to unsupported region code".
4.DVD can’t play on PC because display screen resolution doesn't match with the DVD.
In this case, you need to change your PC screen resolution to be compatible with the DVD you want to play: Start -> Control Panel -> Appearance and Personalization -> Adjust screen resolution.
How to avoid “DVD not Play on PC” issue?
Actually, you can choose to rip DVD to MP4, WMV, MKV, MPEG, etc common video before you want to play DVD on PC. This operation can make you effectively avoid “PC Can’t Play DVD” issue caused by region codes, DVD protection type and DVD drive out-of-work. Here, I recommend you Pavtube DVDAid to help you rip and backup DVD for PC. It has several key features that deserves you to try:
- Remove all DVD encryptions, including Disney X-project DRM, CSS, RCE, Sony ArccOS, UOPs.
- Backup any commercial DVDs encoded by any region codes so that you can play DVD on PC with Windows Media Player or Windows Media Center.
- Rip DVD to nearly all popular video format, like H.265, M3U8, MP4, MOV, MKV, AVI, etc then you can watch DVD on PC with different media players.
- 1:1 backup copy protected DVDs to DVD ISO, DVD folder and MPEG2 file.
- Allows you to adjust video/audio size, codec, fram rate, bitrate, sample rate, etc to be more compatible with your PC’s screen display resolution.
For Mac users, the right version is Pavtube DVDAid for Mac which allows you copy DVD for PC on Mac El Capitan. Now, get the product below and follow the simple steps to rip and copy DVD to
avoid “PC NOT Play DVD” issue.
Free download and install:
- Pavtube old official address: http://www.pavtube.cn/dvd_ripper/
- Cnet Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube-DVDAid/3000-7970_4-76158510.html
Step1: Load DVD movie
Click "Load from disc" button to import DVD into this app. After importing, all movie titles will be listed in the program. You can preview the imported movie by double clicking under preview window.
P.S. This app supports batch conversion so you can add more than one DVD movies at a time.
Step2: Choose output format
Click the Format bar, you can choose output format from the format list or search the format in the bottom right search box. Here we choose WMV as output format which is the most compatible format for Window Media Player.
Learn also: Rip Blu-ray to Windows Media Player
Tip: You can customize video and audio settings, such as Video Codec, Video Size, Video Bitrate, Video Frame rate, Audio Codec, Audio Bitrate, Audio Channel to get a satisfying video/audio playback on Windows Media Player.
Step 3: Start to rip DVD for PC
Click the “convert” button under the preview window, and the program will start converting DVD to WMV fro smooth playback on PC.
After this video processing, you won’t need to worry “PC Can’t Play DVD” issue again.
BDMagic for Windwos/Mac - The best Blu-ray solution to rip and backup any commercial and region-locked Blu-ray to H.265, M3U8, MP4, MKV, AVI, FLV, etc.
ByteCopy for Windows/Mac - It can rip Blu-ray/DVD to lossless MKV keeping multi-track subtile/audio and all chapter markers.
Pavtube Video Converter for Windows/Mac - Function of converting Blu-ray/DVD, 4K/SD/HD video in any format to nearly all popular video format you have ever seen.
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