Windows Media Player Puzzling

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I inserted a DVD into my PC and waited for Windows Media Player to begin playing the DVD. It didn't.
I went to 'Start' - 'Windows Media Player' but still couldn't find a way to play this DVD.
I went to 'This PC' and saw (see screenshot) but no option to play the disc in Windows Media Player. Only with Nero can I play the disc. I don't want that. I want my default player to be Windows Media Player.
How do I get the disc to play ?
 

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If I recall correctly, Microsoft didn't include DVD-playing software in Win 10 due to licensing issues. I'd recommend using VLC. To set this as the default video player, click on the Start button, the Settings cog, choose Apps, and then click on Default apps. Click on Video Player to choose the default app and then set it to VLC.
 

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That is correct Windows media player will not play DVDs in W10. You need a 3rd party DVD playing program
 

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Then how do you both account for this ? See screenshot.
Clearly it says 'Windows Media Player'.
 

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Then how do you both account for this ? See screenshot.
Clearly it says 'Windows Media Player'.
No one said Windows Media Player wasn't installed. It just doesn't have the capability to play DVDs in Windows 10 (that function has been removed) which is clearly explained in the link provided above. Did you read it?
 

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No one said Windows Media Player wasn't installed. It just doesn't have the capability to play DVDs in Windows 10 (that function has been removed) which is clearly explained in the link provided above. Did you read it?
Of course I read it and I didn't ask for someone to direct me to Google either. Besides, what's the point of WMP if it can't play DVD's ? What DOES it play then ?
 

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OK this thread has reached the end of its useful life. The original question has been answered.
Windows Media Player does not play DVDs on W10
Topic is now closed to prevent it degenerating into a slanging match
 

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I'll just add that most people do at least a little Googling before asking for assistance on sites such as this one. Many answers can be found within minutes with the first search and then there's no need to go any further. While we do like people to come here for assistance it should be for issues they can't solve on their own either through Google or through searching similar threads that have already been solved. It's just common courtesy. None of us know everything and we often find the answers to help people through Google ourselves. Providing a link to explain the answer is also common practice. For instance, I did not know that about WMP on Windows 10 but I read the link and it's pretty straightforward so OK, cool. Now I know and if I want to know what it can play that's easy to find as well.

You have received a lot of assistance here despite demonstrating a poor attitude, lack of respect and a sense of entitlement at times. Please keep in mind that we are all volunteers who enjoy helping people but I can tell you right now that many cringe when they see one of your threads yet they often still try to help you because that's what we do. It's in our blood. All we ask is that you show some understanding and respect in return.
 
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