VLC media player is a portable, free and open-source, cross-platform media player and streaming media server VLC media player and supports many audio and video compression methods and file formats, including DVD. In the various search engines, there are many people encountering problems while playing their video with VLC, specifically, “how to play DVD with VLC? How to play a DVD with VLC? And Can VLC play DVDs?”. Following gives you the detailed operation to play DVD on VLC media player.
How to Play DVD with VLC
Step 1. Launch VLC media player
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Step 2. Choose the view option
Immediately the VLC media player is open, go to the View menu to view the list of viewing options that are available in the media player. Given that you want to watch DVDs, it is possible that you will probably want to choose a full screen option. Apart from going to the view option to select full screen you can also press F11 to activate full screen.
Step 3. Insert your DVD into your DVD drive on your PC
It is important to note that DVDs are always played with DVD drives or DVD players. This means you will need to have a DVD drive on your PC where you will insert your DVD. After inserting it, the DVD will play automatically and in some cases, there will be a prompt in the upper right corner of your screen asking you to click on the appropriate action you think should be done on your DVD.
Step 4. Open the DVD from within the VLC media player
In case you selected or you entered your DVD before the media player was running, you will have to select the media so as to play your DVD. Go to the Open Disc option that is present in the VLC media player menu.
Step 5. Click the Play Button
After it opens Media dialog box, which normally has different media options that you will wish to play, in this case you will have to select the DVD option before you begin playing the DVD.
Step 6. Utilize the playback controls to control the DVD
VLC comes with several interfaces depending on the types of Operating System that you are using. However, the functions are still the same. This screen has different options that are used to control your DVD while you are playing them on your computer. There are controls that will enable you to pause the plate back, adjust the volume to your favorite level, as well as adjust the screen size among other functions.
What to do when VLC Won’t Play DVD
As we all know, VLC can’t automatically determine which file on the DVD contains the actual movie, so sometimes DVD encoding is not supported by VLC. In this case, introduce a new product Pavtube DVDAid for you, it can help you solve this problem, it can transform DVD to more than 200 video and audio formats. And it also many features that cannot be replaced by VLC or other software, like it can convert DVD to H.264 with 6X faster conversion speed, and it is built-in video editor for you to DIY your DVD etc.
Compare to VLC, DVDAid’s interface is more friendly and operation is easier. Just only three steps.
- Insert DVD into your drive and launch Pavtube DVDAid.
- Add the files you want to convert and select your preferred output format.
- Click the “Convert” button to initiate the DVD ripping process. When finished locate your output folder and enjoy your movie.
Pavtube DVDAid for Mac is available for Mac users. The supported computer operating system includes the latest Mac OS X Mavericks (10.9).
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PowerDVD is developed by CyberLink Corp, which is a media player for Microsoft Windows providing DVD playback, with Blu-ray playback available in higher editions. And it 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 (Boris Player) is a media player for Windows OS, that plays back several types of multimedia files (including AVI, MPEG, Ogg, Matroska, ASF, QuickTime, MP4, WAV, mp3…) and specializes in video and audio playback. BS.Player is made by the Slovenian software company AB Team. For formats which are not supported by default, BS.Player depends upon installed codecs and splitters. After first installation, it checks for installed codecs and prompts the user to install any required codecs. The player is offered in two versions: “FREE” and “PRO”. 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.