"Windows dvd player" in Win10 doesn't appear to work.

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  1. hatcher

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    I recently took advantage of the Win10 free upgrade, I upgraded from Win7, the download/install went smoothly until I tried to watch a movie via "Windows dvd player" that was included with the Win10 upgrade. Long story short the player does not work.

    Troubleshooting and driver update both checked out ok. I downloaded VLC's media player and it too would not play dvd's (I've tried multiple dvd's) I went back to Win7 to see if dvd's would still play there, just as they had before, sure enough dvd's played in Win7 on both WMC and VLC.

    I tried again in Win10, nothing! Is there a "fix" for this issue or is my dvd player now rendered useless in Win10?
     
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    From what I read you must buy the Windows DVD player from MS apps software page. This is not a freebie.
     
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    VLC should work on Win 10 without the need to buy anything so you may have some other issue/s.
    What error message are you getting?
     
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    When attempting to use VLC with Win10 I get the following error msg...
    "Your input can’t be opened:
    VLC is unable to open the MRL ‘dvd://F:\’. Check the log for details."

    When I check the events log it states the following...
    "Device IDE could not be migrated."

    VLC works with my Win7, but not with my Win10, though I know it should work. Is this maybe a Codecs issue?
     
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    VLC will already have the codecs for most video types. Standard DVD's should be no problem. I know you have the up to date drivers but it sounds like your drive is not being seen. I'm not on Win 10 so I can't help much beyond this point.
    Try playing a ripped DVD from a usb to see what happens.
    Sorry.
     
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    I concur, it seems the drive is not being recognized by Win10, i'm not sure why. I've come across a few "fixes" online that are supposed to address this issue but none work, at least for me. I guess i'll just have to wait for MS to work out the bugs in Win10, of which there are many!
     
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    Update: After installing the most recent Win 10 build 10586 (threshold 2) the 'Windows dvd player' now functions properly. My intermittent non-responsive mouse issue appears to be resolved as well. Hopefully Win 10 eventually becomes as stable and trusty as Win 7 was/is.
     
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    How did you get Windows 10 DVD to work if you didn't buy it?
     
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