Summary: Windows Media Center won’t Play DVD Solutions: How to Play DVD to Windows Media Center on Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP
Windows Media Center, with short form of WMC, is a digital video recorder and media player developed by Microsoft. Windows Media Center allows users to view and record live television, as well as organize and play music, videos, CDs and DVDs. WMC is included in various versions of Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows Vista Home Premium and Ultimate, and all editions of Windows 7 except for Starter and Home Basic. It is also available for Windows 10, Windows 8 Pro as an add-on.
Windows Media Center is very powerful application except it cannot play DVD disc movies or DVD folder or DVD ISO. When you have problems of playing DVDs in Windows Media Center, check if your DVD disc or contains DVD movies.
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In this way, so I recommended DVD disc export movie to MP4 format files. If the MP4 files are not corrupt, the main reason may be the MP4 video codec problem. MP4 is a container format which may contain multiple video and audio streams. And the video and audio stream can be encoded any of several ways. If the mp4 file was encoded with a non-Microsoft codec or with a codec not installed on your Windows, you will fail to watch this kind of MP4 video. Though we can make WMC play MP4 video by installing some codec, sometime we still encounter can't play MP4 in Windows Media Center issue, let alone it is so complicated to most users.
So the easiest approach recommended here is to change formats to Windows Media Center supported video formats with a powerful third party program. Pavtube ByteCopy is just the right MP4 to Windows Media Center Encoder which supports Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Vista, Windows XP. With it, you can encode DVD disc videos into Windows Media Center support formats wmv, asf, mov, avi, mp4, m4v, mp3g, etc. without any issue. Besides changing MP4 to WMC video format, it also has advanced editing function like trimming, cropping, adding watermark/effects/subtitles, etc. Now, download the software online and follow the guide below to start conversion.
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Encode and Add DVD to WMV files into Windows Media Center
Step 1: Launch the best MP4 to WMV Converter, and then click the "Add video" button to load the original MP4 medias. You can double click the video files to have a preview.
Step 2: Click on the drop down menu of "Format" and then move your pointer to "Common Video">> "WMV 3(*.wmv9)" or "(*.wmv)", , they are compatible with Windows Media Center.
Tip: You can adjust codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the "Settings" interface according to your needs and optimize the output file quality.
Step 3: Tap the "Start conversion" button at the bottom right corner under the preview window, the converter will start encoding DVD to wmv for Windows Media Center on DVD to Windows Media Center on Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP. Once the conversion completes, just click "Open" button to get the generated files for adding into WMC for watching perfectly.
To view your DVD movie on your Windows Media Player, here is an easier way to solve problems associated with missing DVD decoders: that is to convert/rip your DVD movies to WMP best supported video format . According to Microsoft, Windows Media Player supported file formats include WMV, AVI, ASF, WMA, etc. Among them, the relatively common used formats are WMV, WMA and AVI. To reach this goal, Pavtub DVD to WMP Converter is the best tool for you.