Answered By: Jenny Horton
Last Updated: Apr 12, 2018     Views: 15

Microsoft announced that it was dropping Windows Media Centre from Windows 10, there was mass outrage from people who thought it was dropping Windows Media Player. It wasn’t. But it did remove WMP’s built-in DVD codec.  The codec is video decoding software to play DVDs.  The simplest way to restore DVD functionality to Windows 10 is to download a free, open source media player that includes the required MPEG-2 codec. The most popular options are the VLC Media Player and Media Player Classic. Both come with multiple codecs to handle all sorts of weird and wonderful video formats.

If you're in a classroom, contact contact ITR (help@lynchburg.edu or 544-8350) to request that they assist you in ways to download the new software and the required codecs for the classroom instructor's workstation.

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