When playing a DVD in Windows Media Player, sometimes shows an error message. That’s because for Windows XP, the default settings in Windows Media Player no longer enable video DVD playback. For Windows 8, it doesn’t include built-in support for playing DVDs. In order to play DVD in Windows Media Player, you may have to take a few extra steps like ripping DVDs into WMV via Brorsoft DVD Ripper.
In Windows Media Player, you can play audio CDs, data CDs, and data DVDs that contain music or video files (also known as media CDs). If you have a DVD drive and a compatible DVD decoder installed on your computer, you can use Windows Media Player to play a DVD-Video disc. But you may encounter an error indicating that you are missing a DVD decoder, here is the time you as a professional DVD tool like DVDAid for help. Backup and save the DVD to the computer, and then use WMP for playing, that works every time.