Ask LH: What’s The Best DVD Player Software For Windows 10?

Hey Lifehacker, Since Windows 10 seems to lack a built-in DVD playing capability, what alternatives are there? Anything useful in the “universal app” space yet? Thanks, DVD Will Never Die


DVD playback hasn’t been a standard feature in Windows since Windows 8 (and with the declining sales of DVDs, we’re not entirely surprised).

Our recommendation? Use VLC. It’s free, it’s flexible, and it can handle ripped DVD files with ease. Just choose ‘Open Disc’ from the menu and you’re away. While we’ll be keeping an eye for any new universal apps once Windows 10 launches, we suspect VLC will be hard to beat. If readers have other recommendations, let’s hear them in the comments.


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