Windows® XP DVD Player
How to play DVDs in Windows Media® Player?
To play DVDs on Windows Media® Player there are few requirements which must be met. The system must have a DVD drive and Windows Media® Player installed. DVD is one of the best ways for storage of audio and video files.
The following points will provide a better understanding of DVDs in Windows Media® Player:
- How to play DVD in Windows Media® Player?
- Plug-ins for DVD
- What to do if there is no sound output?
How to play DVD in Windows Media® Player?
To play a DVD in Windows Media® Player, there are few basic requirements which include a Windows Media® Player 10, DVD ROM drive and DVD decoder. Begin with Windows Media® Player and insert the DVD into the DVD drive. If the player has been set to identify the DVD automatically, it will detect the DVD and play. However, if it does not then from the quick access panels, click on ‘Library’ and the ‘Disc Drive’. The DVD must play. Alternatively if you wish to take the DVD out, press the ‘Eject’ option on the ‘Library’ tab and the DVD comes out. To maximize the Windows Media® Player you can select the full screen option and resume by pressing the same option. Whenever a DVD is inserted, the Windows Media® Player connects to Internet to check on the related content of the DVD and displays it on the screen. If the DVD has been burnt at home and the Windows Media® Player is unable to identify the label of the DVD and the database than it would return as unknown artist.
Plug-ins for DVD
DVD decoders come along with plug-ins which help in enhancing the experience of enjoying DVD content on Windows Media® Player. There could be effects added to the DVD audio or video with the help of plug-ins. To make Windows Media® Player a full feature player, plug-ins are required to be added. It would contain DVD playback control panels. For Windows Vista® the plug-ins are pre-installed with the operating system.
If while playing a DVD you are unable to hear any sound then the first step is to check the computer meets the hardware and the software requirements described on the DVD. If the problem still persists, then from Windows Media® Player menu click on ‘Tools’. Now select ‘Options’ and click on ‘Performance’. Alternatively click on ‘Advanced’ tab from the video acceleration area and select the checkbox which says ‘Use Overlays’. However, if the issue still persists, then it could be an issue with the sound card driver.