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The free Windows 10 DVD Player apps doesn’t work correctly
Windows 10 doesn’t come with a Windows Media Center SKU or add-on, but instead Microsoft’s offering a DVD Player app that’s either free for those who previously purchased the pack or available for $15 for those who want to get it now.

Leaving aside the fact that Microsoft’s decision to replace Windows Media Center with a $15 player is questionable, to say the least, given that there are plenty of free apps out there doing the same thing and even more, it turns out that this app isn’t even working as it should.

And Microsoft has just confirmed it.
In a post on the Microsoft Community forums, Microsoft engineer Ellen Kilbourne confirms that some users are experiencing problems with the Windows DVD Player app and has revealed that the company is already working on a fix as we speak.

Simple workarounds for common problems
At the same time, it has provided some standard workarounds for the most common issues with the app, and you can find all of them at the end of the article.

“We are aware that a number of people using the Windows DVD Player app have experienced issues with DVD playback. I want to assure you that we are actively working to fix these problems and get these fixes out to the world. While this work is underway, we would like to share some workarounds for the most common problems that we’ve discovered in collaboration with the community, and let everyone know that we’re looking into them,” Kilbourne has posted.

As mentioned, there are plenty of Windows 10 Media Center alternatives out there, and if the DVD player provided to you by Microsoft isn’t working as expected, you can have a look here for a better replacement. Additionally, here’s a small tutorial on how to install Windows Media Center in Windows 10. Just make sure you create a backup before anything else.
The video is stuttering or failing to play. Many people can fix this issue by installing the latest graphics drivers (AMD, Intel, Nvidia). We are continuing to investigate and fix other causes of this problem.
When changing from one DVD to another, Windows DVD Player will not play the new DVD. This can be fixed by closing and re-opening the Windows DVD Player app.

Windows DVD Player does not detect that a disk was inserted. This can be fixed by closing Windows DVD Player, inserting the DVD into your DVD drive, and then re-opening the Windows DVD Player app.
Inserting a DVD opens the Windows Store. If inserting a DVD opens the Windows Store, rather than launching the DVD player, you may need to update your program defaults. To do so:

Open the Start menu, search for “DVD” and select the result labeled “Autoplay” under Settings.
You should see four DVD entries in the AutoPlay Control Panel, including “DVD movie”, “Enhanced DVD movie”, and “DVD-Audio.” Set the default for each of these items to “Play DVD (Windows DVD Player)” under the drop down menu for each entry.
The Windows DVD Player app should now automatically launch when a disc is inserted.

Windows DVD Player will not play audio using Dolby Digital Plus 5.1. Some users may see this fixed by getting the latest from Windows Update. We are continuing to look at other cases where that may not be sufficient.

Playing a DVD to a second screen using HDMI sometimes fails. There is no workaround for this right now, but we are continuing to investigate it.
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