PC computers have the ability to play media in just about every format. If you can get it onto your computer, you can view it, and that is no different for viewing movies. Two of the most common ways of playing movies on your computer are directly through your PC DVD player or with the video file on Windows Media Player.
Insert the DVD into your PC computer's CD/DVD drive.
Click the "Start" button in the task bar and select "My Computer."
Find your DVD drive, which will be listed under the "Devices with Removable Storage" heading. It will most likely be either the D or E drive.
Right click your DVD drive and select "AutoPlay." If you are prompted to choose a program to play it with, select Windows Media Player or another DVD program if you have one. Your DVD will automatically play after that.
Find the video file that you wish to play on your computer. The most appropriate place to store these files would be in the "My Videos" subfolder in the "My Documents" folder. Compatible file types include MP4, AVI and WMV.
Double click on the video file.
Select the program that you wish to open the file with, which will be Windows Media Player. The file will then open in Windows Media Player and begin to play.
- Some file types may require a plug-in or codec to be added to Windows Media Player in order to play. If that is the case, Windows Media Player will identify this and tell which plug-in you need.
- Feel free to use other media players, such as QuickTime or DIVX player, to play your movies or DVDs.
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