Have you ever tried to play a DVD on your laptop only to discover that no matter how you try, it just won't play? Some laptops include a media player that can only play the built-in player’s media files. This is bothersome since people automatically put a DVD in the laptop's DVD player and expect it to play, only to discover it isn't the case. For some reason, some built-in players won't play commercial DVDs, necessitating the installation of a third-party media player.
Sadly, you can't simply unhook a DVD player from the television and attach it to your laptop to play DVD movies. However, you could connect a DVD player to your laptop through HDMI using a video capture card that connects to the laptop's USB port, or you can buy an external USB DVD drive and plug it into your laptop.
The DVD system is among the most widely used optical disc storage formats in the world. It allows you to watch digital movies, save data, and do a variety of other things. By attaching an external DVD player, older laptops that lack a built-in DVD-ROM drive may still be used to play DVDs.
You slide a DVD into your laptop's DVD-ROM, expecting it to load and play properly. Sadly, your laptop seems unable to play it. It's possible that your operating system lacks adequate DVD playback software, or that something is might be wrong with your DVD drive. Upgrading your laptop or installing a new operating system might also potentially wipe out the right DVD drivers. There might also be problems with the media player software you're using to play the DVD, or you could have picked an inappropriate region option for the player.
Here's how to solve it:
You have a disk that you want to play, but your laptop lacks a DVD player. So, what now? Here are a few options for playing a DVD on a laptop that doesn't have a disk drive.
External drives are inexpensive and easy to use. Simply attach one to your laptop through a USB port, wait for the installation to complete, and you're good to go.
You may make ISO files that stay on your desktop if you wish to play a game on disk even without needing an external drive later on. Then you may access them whenever you want without linking to the external disk each time you would like to play.
While you're creating game files on your external drive, try extracting the data from your favorite disks for later. A variety of software programs, such as Apple's iTunes and Windows Media Player, make this simple. Just be aware that some copyright safeguards could make creating a digital duplicate of a physical movie DVD or Blu-ray disk tricky.
The Google Chromecast is a low-cost, easy-to-use device for streaming video content to your television. This Google technology allows you to transmit material from a laptop as well as mobile devices. Chromecast allows you to cast your screen without transferring any files. You can Chromecast your DVD from your laptop to your TV screen if you don't have a DVD player.
Before you can start casting, you must first use a DVD converter to convert DVDs to Chromecast-compatible file formats such as MP4 and WebM encoded with the H.264 codec:
After you've saved the digital copy to your laptop, you can use Chromecast to start casting:
Because DVD players are becoming obsolete, most modern laptops do not have them. DVDs take up a lot of physical space, and there is a lot more content accessible for streaming online. If you've amassed a collection of DVDs over the years and wish to watch them now and then, however, the good news is that there are ways to play DVD videos even if your laptop lacks a built-in DVD player.