"DVD will not play on PC" arises quite frequently. Insert a DVD into the DVD-ROM, and wait for DVD loading and playing in anticipation. However, to your disappointment, your PC seems unable to play the DVD for you. How could this happen? How to get it fixed? As a matter of fact, the solutions vary with the causes. You are not the first person to encounter this issue, and will not be the last one. And you are lucky to find this article which will explain why PC can't play DVD in details and help you play self-burned DVDs and purchased commercial DVDs on Windows PC.
PC computer will not play DVD for a variety of reasons. And here, we will list the most common causes and the corresponding solutions to have a try.
1. PC can't play DVD because DVD drive is disabled.
If you find a DVD will not play on PC, please check if your DVD-ROM drive is enabled.
2. Your PC DVD-ROM drive doesn't support the type of DVD.
Some DVD-ROM drives can read both DVD+R and DVD-R discs. However, some DVD-ROM drives can only read one of them. If you burn a DVD with a type of recordable DVD that the DVD-ROM drive does not support, the DVD will not play on your PC.
3. DVD doesn't play on PC because display screen resolution doesn't match with the DVD.
If this is the case, you need to change your PC screen resolution to be compatible with the DVD you want to play: Start -> Control Panel -> Appearance and Personalization -> Adjust screen resolution. You may need to change your display resolution to 640x480 or 720x480.
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