written for the DVD Player+ app. but covers all the W10 apps..
Imagine this: It's night now after an exhausted day, it's time to relax and have some fun and you have prepared everything:
You have order your favorite pizza or you have prepared your favorite snack (or a bowl full with homemade pop-corn).
You sit with your friends in the couch and you have connect the laptop in your new (HUGE) TV screen.
Finally, you open the DVD case with your favorite movie gently, you pick up the DVD disc and you insert it in the laptop's drive to start watching the film (with the use of the DVD Player+ application).
Inserting the DVD carefully....
Then, you wait for a few seconds, you hear a noise from the DVD drive that tries to read the Disc (a green LED is flashing) but finally nothing happens ! No pop-up message.
You think: "Maybe the PC is overloaded now and it becomes slow ... I should rather wait for a while..."
After another 10 seconds, you are sure that the Optical Drive is OK, although no autoplay menu has poped-up yet.
Don't blame the "DVD Player+ application" for this! It's not the app. that doesn't recognize the DVD movie. You are free to try the same playback with any other DVD Player software that is available for the Windows 10 system (paid, free, whatever). Trust me, you will get a similar message.
There is only one and only reason that you see the: "DVD Not Ready ..! " message.
Somehow, (we explain it more below), the specific DVD Disc (not the movie itself, or the codec, or anything) is not recognized or not readable from the specificOptical Driveyou use, under the Windows 10.
To better clarify what's going, instead of trying to "Retry Reading .." the DVD movie, close the "DVD Player+ application" completely.
From the usual Windows 10 Desktop Interface, open the "My Computer" window. If you don't have a shortcut on your Desktop for opening this, just hit the "Windows logo" key, together with the "E" key in the keyboard. [ Windows Logo Key + E ].....
This way, you open the "My Computer" window, where you will probably see something like the picture below: (Note that the "DVD RW Drive" that has the "X" Drive letter appears empty, without any Disc).
My Computer: The DVD RW Drive is empty (X:) !
The things are very simple: The Windows 10 Optical Drive can't recognize the DVD Disc you are using. This happens very often when the DVD or the CD is damaged, has scratches, or if you try to play a Blu-Ray Disc in a DVD Drive (it will not read it because of the large capacity of the Blu-Rays).
So, if the Windows System can't recognize or read the Disc, how any software that runs over the Windows car read or decrypt it or play it?
On the other hand, if the Windows 10 Optical Drive is able to read the DVD you have insert, you should see something like this:
My Computer: The DVD is recognized!
Notice on the screenshot above, that the Optical Drive has identify the Disc ("CD_ROM" in this case), the Label of it ("SOFTWARE" in this case), has identify the total size of the Optical Disc ("702 MB" in this case) and the format ("UDF" in the example). In this case, the "DVD Player+ application" , will be able to play any media file, movie, video or song the Disc contains!
So, should I throw the damaged DVD in the garbage (?)
Obvious NOT !!!
There are quite a few workarounds that may help you to "fix" a damaged Optical surface of a DVD.
But, we will cover this in another article that will be published soon.
Until then, one very fast tip is to:
- Eject the disc from the drive and wait a little so the disc will become cold (after many tries of unsuccesful reading) the DVD will become a little hot - Then, try to rub the back of the DVD optical surface into your pants, gently. - Then, insert the Disc again in the Drive and retry to read.
From our experience, this quick and dirty method, many times leads to a succesfull DVD reading (and playback)!
... more than a player ..
for the DVD Player+ (PC & Phone)
A) For your Windows 10 PC (Desktop or Laptop) install the latest version of DVD Player+ for Windows 10 from the official Microsoft Store (it's 100% free).
Download DVD Player+ for Windows 10 PC from the Microsoft Store:
B) For your Android Device (Phone or Tablet) install the latest version of DVD Player+ for Android from the official Google Play Store (it's 100% free also).
Download DVD Player+ for Android from the Google Play: