Xbox One was firstly shown to the public in May 2013 featuring AMD Jaguar CPU (8 cores at 1.75 GHz), AMD GCN GPU (768 cores at 853 MHz), 8GB of DDR3 RAM plus 32GB eSARM, 500GB non-replaceable hard drive and Blu-ray optical drive. In August 2016, the refreshed model Xbox One S was released with improvements on performance and visuals as well as the native support of 4K video playback and streaming. Along with the release of Windows 10, Xbox app brings a smart game streaming experience between Xbox One and Windows 10 PC. Besides gaming, Xbox Live service can help download and organize music, movies, games and other contents on Xbox One.
It's indeed great to play games, watch digital movies and enjoy music on Xbox One. But if we want to play DVD movies on Xbox One, how to do? Can Xbox One play DVDs? Now, let's make all clear.
Xbox One is equipped with a Blu-ray optical drive to accept gaming discs which is also available for DVDs. But you can't play DVDs on Xbox One unless installing the Blu-ray player app offered by Xbox One. You can install this app in 2 ways:
1. From Xbox Home
Go to Store from Xbox Home and search Blu-ray Player app. After it appears in results, click it to enter info page. Select Free or Install to download and install it on Xbox One. After the app is installed, you can find it on Home Screen.
2. By inserting a DVD disc
Put a DVD disc into optical drive on Xbox one. The Blu-ray Disc app appears. Click it and select Free or Install on Blu-ray player app info page. After the installation is completed, your DVD will play automatically.
How to Watch Any DVD on Xbox One without problem? Try to Digitalize DVD!
WinX DVD Ripper Platinum, the No.1 fast DVD ripper, can easily rip DVDs to digital files, for example MP4 (H.264), AVI, WMV supported by Xbox One while keeping original quality. It can well handle any copy-protected DVDs with removal of region codes, CSS, RCE or other special DRM schemes on newly-released DVD movies.
Although there is an absolutely YES answer to "Can Xbox One play DVDs", the forum is thronged with complaints of DVDs not playing on Xbox One.
- My Xbox One plays games just fine, as well as Blu-ray disc but not DVDs. When I put a DVD in, the Blu-ray app starts and then the screen goes black. The DVD discs are in great condition. Any help or suggestions are appreciated.
- I was trying to watch a DVD movie. The message came up to a black screen: "We're having trouble reading this. Make sure it's a Blu-ray or DVD".
Why this kind of problem occurs? How can we do to fix it?
Reason 1: Defective or scratched DVD disc
Fix: Please check your DVD disc. If the disc is broken or in a bad condition, it won't play on Xbox One. If it is just dirty without damaging, clean it with a soft and clean cloth. Please don't touch the top or bottom surface with your hands.
Reason 2: Cracked disc drive
Fix: If the DVD plays well on another console, probably something wrong happens to the disc drive. You need to replace the optical drive with a new one.
Reason 3: Blu-ray player app is not correctly installed.
Fix: If you can play games well on Xbox One but not Blu-ray discs or DVDs, try to uninstall and reinstall Blu-ray player app.
Reason 4: DVDs are the not purchased from the same region as Xbox One or strictly protected with special schemes.
Fix: If you got a region-coded DVD incompatible with Xbox One, you should make it region-free at first. What's more, some DVDs (especially newly released DVD movies) are encrypted by particular protections which Blu-ray player app is not improved to support. You are suggested to decrypt DVD to digital file in a format supported by Xbox One for fixing the playback issue.
WinX DVD Ripper Platinum is specially designed to convert DVD to MP4 (H.264), AVI, WMV, MOV, FLV, 3GP, WebM etc, in 3 steps. It supports a large range of DVDs, from general home DVD to copy-protected DVD movies, 99-title DVDs, workout DVDs etc, with removal of virtually all DRM protections like region code, CSS, RCE, Sony ArccOS and other special schemes. It also gives well preset profiles for you to directly convert DVD to devices (Xbox One included) while keeping nearly lossless quality. The utility of hardware acceleration, Super Encode Engine, Hyper-threading Tech and Multi-core delivers an ultimately fast speed (about 5 minutes) to rip a feature-length DVD movie.
Rip DVD to Xbox One for Smooth DVD Playback on Xbox
1. Launch this Xbox One DVD ripper and click DVD Disc button to load the DVD you won't play on Xbox One.
2. DVD will be soon loaded and the main title will be automatically checked. After the Output Profile windows appears, move to Microsoft Device > to Xbox Video > Xbox One (AVI/H264) > OK.
3. Click Browse to set destination folder and click RUN to start ripping. After all is done, you can stream the ripped digital file from DVD to Xbox One for playing.
Disclaimer: Digiarty Software does not advocate ripping copy-protected DVDs for any commercial purpose and suggests referring to the DVD copyright laws in your countries before doing so.
If all above troubleshooting tips can't fix "DVD won't play on Xbox One" issue, please contact Microsoft team for getting a repair service of your console.
Xbox One - A line of eighth generation home video game consoles developed by Microsoft. Announced in May 2013, it is the successor to Xbox 360 and the third console in the Xbox family...
May Watt is a member of Digiarty. She offers a bunch of tips of how to handle multimedia files (DVD, video files, music etc.) and keeps her focus on tech news about Apple, Google, GoPro, Drone and more.