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Top 5 Free DVD Player Software for Windows 7 (64/32Bit) of 2023

Best Software to Help Play DVDs on Windows 7 Computer/Laptop

Q1 - "What is the best DVD player software for Windows 7 PC and laptops? Ever since I had my laptop reformatted, I cannot play DVD on it. The Windows DVD Player keeps giving errors like 0x87E10BC6, 0x80040287, and confusing numbers like that. What is the best free DVD player software for Windows 7 or 10 out there (I might upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10) and where can I download it for free. Thanks!"

Q2 - "My Dell Windows 7 laptop has a DVD drive, but when I put a DVD in, it doesn't do anything. It will make a sound as if it’s running but nothing happens. I have Windows Media Player. I had the VLC player, but it stopped working. Any other free DVD player for Windows 7?"

Note: Windows 7 is officially discountinued since Jan 14, 2020. But on Windows 10, you will need to pay $15 for the DVD Player to play DVDs. But most DVD players in this post will work on Windows 10. If you want to upgrade Windows 7 to 10, you can try any of the DVD players below.

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Hurray! You Can Download Free 5KPlayer to Watch DVD on Windows 7!

  • Play almost all DVDs incl. region-locked, encrypted, homemade, old discs, etc.
  • Play any videos in 4K/5K/8K/1080p resolution and MP3 AAC APE FLAC music & almost all radios perfectly.
  • Built-in AirPlay sender/receiver to stream audio video.How-to ArticlesDownload online videos from YouTube, Dailymotion, Vimeo etc.

Best Free DVD Player Software for Windows 7

To play DVDs on Windows 7 computer/laptop, you need:

  • A DVD-ROM drive (default or external)
  • A DVD decoder (MPEG-2 decoder) installed on your Windows 7 PC. >> How to download player codec pack
  • DVD player software app compatible with Windows 7

#1. 5KPlayer

Being ranked as the first, this Windows 7 DVD player software amazes us for:

  • It's free player software that plays DVDs protected with region code, RCE, css, Disney X-project DRM, etc.
  • It's a free DVD player fully compatible with 32/64 bit Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10, and 11.
  • It's a free and easy-to-use Windows 7 DVD player with all functions can be accessed from the interface.
  • It will play DVD movie on Windows 7 PC without a hitch, with clear and crisp image and Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound.
  • It will play all-region DVDs on Windows 7/8/10/11 computers. E.g., you can play USA Region 1 DVD in UK, play Japanese DVD in USA freely.
  • A DVD player software with basic skills and further editions: adjust volume, rotate the video (clockwise or counterclockwise), add external subtitles (.srt and .ssa) or synchronize video with audio/subtitle, etc.
  • Bonus features. Except for running as a good DVD player software for Windows (7, 8, 10, 11), 5KPlayer also is capable of downloading videos and AirPlaying DVD and video in MP4/MOV/M4V among iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV and Windows PC.
Best Free DVD Player Software for Windows 7 - 5KPlayer
Best Free DVD Player Software for Windows 7 - 5KPlayer

#2. VLC DVD Player Software for Windows 7

  • Supported OS: Windows (7/8/10/11), Mac OS X, Android, iOS, Ubuntu
  • Video Filters: Deinterlace, cropping, rotate, mirror
  • Supported media types: DVD, CD, VCD, digital file formats MPEG-2, AVI, WMV, MP4, MOV, MKV, FLV, etc
Overview: VLC is probably the most well-known multi-platform DVD player software featuring ease of use. It surely works great on Windows 7. VLC provides many options. It allows you to choose desired DVD title and chapter to play, choose audio track, set playback speed, add external subtitle, deinterlace video, and more. VLC can not only play DVDs on Windows 7 and other systems, but also open Blu-rays, videos, audio files, and network stream.

Best DVD player software for Window 7 - VLC
Best DVD player software for Window 7 - VLC

#3. Default DVD Player for Windows 7 - Windows Media Player

  • Supported OS: Windows 7 and others
  • Video Filters: Graphic equalizer, synchronization of audio/video, video smoothing
  • Supported media types: DVD, CD and digital formats
Overview: This default Windows 7 DVD player software is capable of ripping music from DVD and burning audio. Provided that your Windows 7 did include Windows Media Center and you have upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10, there is a free Windows DVD Player app. Otherwise, you will have to pay to get one.

Window 7 built-in DVD player - Windows Media Player
Window 7 built-in DVD player - Windows Media Player

#4. KMPlayer

  • Supported OS: Windows 7 (32bit)
  • Video Filters: Brightness/contrast, control over movie/audio/subtitle menus
  • Supported media types: DVD, RTS, MPEG1, MPEG2, AAC, WMA7, WMA8, OGG, etc
Overview: The recently updated version is KMPlayer 4.2. And note that this free KMPlayer DVD player software only runs on Windows 7 32bit. Besides, it is also a HD video player for iOS devices. >> How to free download KMPlayer for iOS

Free DVD player software Windows 7 - KMPlayer
Free DVD player software Windows 7 - KMPlayer

#5. GOM Player

  • Supported OS: Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10
  • Supported media types: DVD and digital video audio formats
  • Video Filters: Built in with codec finder to search for the missing codec
Overview: Seems like this free DVD player software is for Windows 7/8 and below but not compatible with the newest Windows 10. And sometimes you may have trouble playing DVDs, which requires you to download FFDSHOW codec.

 DVD player software Windows 7 free download GOM
Best DVD player software Windows 7 - GOM


5KPlayer tops on the list of 5 best DVD player software for Windows 7 for its ablity to play all-region DVD discs. VLC Media Player is also a good choice for playing DVDs on Windows 7 in spite of occasional errors. If you don't want to try a new DVD player, the default DVD player for Windows 7, Windows Media Player is the best option.

How to Play DVDs on Windows 7

Here we take 5KPlayer as an example.

  1. Free download and intall 5KPlayer software on Windows 7 PC following the setup wizards.
  2. Insert your movie DVD disc into the DVD drive.
  3. Click "DVD" button on the main interface of 5KPlayer.
  4. Choose the source DVD disc, press button OK and it starts playing DVD on Windows 7.
Play DVD on Windows 7
Play DVD on Windows 7

If you need to Rip and Backup DVD movies to Windows 7

  1. Download WinX DVD Ripper from its product page or by clicking the download button below.
  2. Open the program and click "Disc" to load your DVD content.
  3. Choose an output format from "PC General Video" option for Windows 7.
  4. Press button "RUN" and start ripping DVD on Windows 7.


author - Donna Peng

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Donna Peng's fascination with multimedia began at an early age - shortly after she licked the physical disc and then she's been obsessed ever since. Her decade-long career at Digiarty after the graduation has seen her unmatched expertise in the field of DVD, digital video, software and anything related to home theatre. She is currently fascinated with photography.

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