Do you want to know how to play a DVD in Windows Media Player. If so please use this article as a guide to running the DVD. The key thing you must make sure is that you have a CD/DVD drive in your PC, you will need to refer to the specifications of your machine to verify this.
First introduced way back in 1997, the DVD became the next generation of home movies quickly replacing the VHS. It's superior quality and versitile disc format made it the number one must have format for all the major film studios.
DVD's had the ability to hold a lot more content on them with the average DVD holding around 5GB's, this meant that tons of extra content could be packed in such as special features and scene selection.
Microsoft introduced DVD compatibility into Windows Media Player 8 with was bundled together with the Windows XP operating system at release. For more information on Windows Media Player history please visit the below link:
Windows Media Player History
History lesson over, now the step by step guide on how to play the DVD
1) Load up Windows Media Player
2) Open DVD drive on your PC, place in with the image side facing up
3)Close DVD Drive and wait, Windows Media Player will now go through a big database to locate information about the DVD title you have just put in
NB- You will not get any information if this DVD is a home movie, unless you have specified some
4)The DVD should automatically start playing, when the main menu loads up browse through it the same way you would on a DVD Player, except you use your mouse to click on "Play" on the menu screen instead
5) Playback should now begin
NB- If you want a full screen view double click anywhere on the movie window or hit "ALT+ENTER", press "ESC" to exit the full screen mode