Answered By: Joseph Riggie
Last Updated: Mar 20, 2020     Views: 49

Some Windows 10 and Mac workstations may lack the hardware or software needed to view DVD's. IT is working to add playback capability to more workstations.

VideoLAN is a free media player application which can be used to play back DVDs on Windows 10 devices equipped with optical (disc) drives. On machines with this software, VLC should be offered as a DVD playback option when a disc is inserted. Alternatively, right-clicking on the DVD disc drive (in a File Explorer window) will offer VLC as an option.

If you are unsure whether your device has VLC, or would like to have it installed, please contact the IT Support Desk.

Additionally, there is a Windows 7 workstation in the Information Commons that will support DVD playback. Please make sure you have headphones before viewing media. If you have questions, please ask the reference librarian in the Information Commons.