"Microsoft will not include Windows Media Center to Windows 10. So Windows 10 seems to lack a native DVD playing capatibility. What alternatives are there? Please advise some free DVD players for Windows 10. I want to upgrade to Windows 10, but meanwhile I don't want to lose the feature of DVD playback."
When the news that Microsoft would not support Windows Media Center in Windows 10 came out, many users began to wonder how to play back DVDs after upgrading to Windows 10. This time, WMC is completely abandoned due to the low usage. But DVD isn't dead. And the demand for DVD playback is still there. Although Microsoft now provides a new DVD playback option - Windows DVD Player, those guys who did a clean install of Windows 10 or upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1 without Windows Media Center are required to pay $15 for the Windows 10 DVD Player. Want to get a free DVD player compatible with Windows 10? Simply choose one from the top 3 free DVD players for Windows 10 listed below.
Update: 1 year free upgrade from Windows 7/8.1 to Windows 10 has soon expired (Deadline: July 29, 2016).
The following Windows 10 DVD players are singled out based on their OS compatibility, DVD playback capability, interface design, downloads on CNET, Softonic or other third-party software download site, as well as user reviews. Read the following reviews and find the right one to play DVDs on Windows 10.
5KPlayer is an emerging free media player capable of playing DVDs on Windows, including Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, etc. After releasing in the market, it is quickly adopted by users around the world, and already ranks No.3 in the top multimedia software downloads in United States in Softonic.
With this tool in hand, Windows 10 users can play any regular DVDs and also commercially copy-protected and region code locked DVDs, DVD folders and ISO files like Zootopia DVD with one button operation. 5KPlayer coming with a modern design enables users to master its features, functions and operation skills in a little while.
Extra features provided by this free Windows 10 DVD player:
* Play videos music in all popular formats like MP4, AVI, MKV, HEVC, MOV, WMV, MP3, FLAC, AAC, WMA, WAV, etc;
* Free download videos/movies/music from YouTube, Facebook, Dailymotion, Vimeo and other 300+ online video sites;
* Stream videos audios for iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, etc;
* Convert videos to MP3, AAC, MP4 for free.
Undoubtedly, VLC Media Player is the most famous one among these three DVD players for Windows 10. It supports for a wide range of Windows operating systems, and already has a basic Windows 10 support. As powerful as 5KPlayer, it is able to play DVD discs, DVD folders as well as ISO files. You can set it to automatically play DVDs when a DVD is inserted by choosing the "Play DVD movie VideoLAN VLC media player" option. However, we also find that many VLC DVD playback errors on Windows 7/8 are posted in the internet, and unsure if these problems will happen to Windows 10.
Other features offered by VLC:
* Play videos audios in mainstream file formats on other platforms (Mac OS X, Linux, Unix...);
* In addition to playing DVD, it can also play CD/VCD/SVCD;
* Perform media conversion and streaming.
BlazeDVD Free may be unfamiliar to most of us. Judging from its name, we can guess that it is free DVD software. According to the introduction on its official site, BlazeDVD Free is a Windows-based DVD player available to play DVDs and also popular videos. It is designed for Windows 8 and also compatible with Windows 10. It announces to offer lifelong free service for playing DVD discs, DVD folders and DVD ISO files. However, BlazeDVD Free cannot act as a region-free DVD player to play DVDs of region 1,2,3,4,5 or 6 without changing region code.
You can also use this Windows 10 DVD player software to:
* Play VCD, SVCD, CD;
* Play video media files like MP4, AVI, MPEG, RMVB, VOB, WMV, DTS;
* Smart change aspect ratio to 16:9.
If you want to have an all-in-one free Windows 10 DVD player, video music player, online video downloader, radio player, video to audio converter and video audio streaming utility, 5KPlayer is your best choice compared with the other two DVD players for Windows 10.
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