How to Play DVD Movies on My DVD Player in Windows Vista

by Greyson Ferguson
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Most Windows Vista computers now come with a built-in DVD drive. This allows individuals the ability to view DVD movies directly on the computer screen. Along with the DVD drive is default DVD player software, Windows Media Player, which comes with Windows Vista. A few other free-to-use programs are available to play and view DVDs.

Step 1

Insert a DVD movie into the DVD drive of the Windows Vista computer. In a moment, an AutoPlay window will appear on the screen with a selection of different programs available to play the DVD movie. If the program does not load, click "Start," and select the program from the "All Programs" tab.

Step 2

Choose the DVD software that you want to use, and the program will launch. Windows Media Player is the standard program used, although QuickTime, VLC and other third-party programs are also used.

Click "Play," and the inserted DVD movie will begin to play.


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About the Author

Greyson Ferguson is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design with a degree in film and television. He currently resides in Lansing, Michigan where he works on independent film projects and writes for numerous publications. Ferguson primarily focuses on computer and electronic articles. Greyson produces, focusing on only upbeat news stories with daily updates.

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