DVD Will Not Play on Computer

You insert a DVD into the DVD-ROM and wait for DVD loading and playing. However, your PC seems unable to play the DVD for you. How could this get fixed? The following article will list the reason why DVD not play on your PC and how to fix PC not playing DVD issues.

Reason why DVD not play on PC?

Your PC computer will not play DVD for a variety of reasons. The following article will list the most common causes and the corresponding solutions to have a try.

1. The DVD drive is disabled.

If you find a DVD will not play on PC, please check if your DVD-ROM drive is enabled.

2. Your PC DVD-ROM drive doesn’t support the type of DVD

Some DVD-ROM drive can only read DVD+R or DVD-R discs. If you burn a DVD with a type of recordable DVD that the DVD-ROM drive does not support, the DVD will not play on your PC.

3. Computer display screen resolution doesn’t match with the DVD

Change your PC screen resolution to make it compatible with your DVD: Start – > Control Panel -> Appearance and Personalization -> Adjust screen resolution. You may need to change your display resolution to 640×480 or 720×480.

4. Different region code on your DVD

Most PC DVD Players can only play DVDs that are encoded for the same region where the PC was sold. Region 1 DVD players can only play region 1 DVD discs. If your DVD playback issue is resulted from region code issue, then we highly recommend you to use a powerful DVD Ripper application to bypass the DVD region code.

Remove DVD region code for PC playing

To fix the DVD region code playback issue, you can download our best DVD Region Killer bypassing software – Pavtube ByteCopy. The program can assist you to powerfully bypass all DVD region code including Region 1, Region 2, Region 3, Region 4, Region 5, Region 6, etc. The program has full importing support for not only DVD disc but also DVD Video_TS folder and IFO/ISO image file.

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Apart from removing DVD region code, the program also assists you to crack other DVD copy protection such as RCE, key2Audio, UOP, CSS, Macrovision, FluxDVD, Protect, ArccOS, AACS, BD+, ROM Mark, BD-Live, etc.

As for the output file format, you can make a 1:1 full disc copy of DVD disc, a main movie copy without unwanted subtitle languages and audio tracks, a lossless multi-track MKV copy, rip DVD to popular digital file formats or popular devices preset profile formats.

For Mac users, you can switch to download Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac to perform the conversion on macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite, etc.

Step by Step to Bypass DVD Region Code

Step 1: Import DVD Movies with different region code.

Download, install and run this DVD ripper. You can load DVD by clicking “File” > “Load from disc”. Or load DVD Folder by clicking “File” > “Load from folder” or load DVD IFO/ISO image by clicking “File” > “Load IFO/ISO”.

Import DVD movie

Step 2: Different ways to backup DVD with region code.

On the top tool bar of the main interface, use the  option to make an entire disc copy of original DVD structure without changing anything.

Main DVD movie copy

From “Format” bar drop-down list, select “Copy” > “Direct” Copy, you can then copy the selected movie file in its original format without quality loss. When directly copy a DVD video, you will get .vob as output.

Lossless multi-track MKV copy

To preserve all your wanted audio tracks and subtitles streams in the source movie, you can use the program to rip DVD to ” Lossless/encoded multi-track MKV(*.mkv)” under “Multi-track Video” category.

Lossless multi-track MKV copy

Rip DVD to devices compatible formats

Here, select the output digital file format according to which devices you plan to play DVD movies with bad sectors on various portable devices. Here, we choose one of the best compatible digital file formats “H.264 HD Video(*mp4)” under “HD Video” main category.

Rip DVD to devices compatible formats

Step 3: Start DVD backup/ripping process.

After all setting is completed, hit the “Convert” button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin DVD region code bypassing process.

When the conversion is finished, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Then you will produce a digital file for either safe backup or convenient device playing.

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