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Watching DVD on windows 7 using VLC media player

  1. Feb 11, 2016 #1
    I am trying to watch a dvd using VLC media player. I selected option " open disc" and then clicked on play but it gives the following message

    "VLC is unable to open the MRL 'dvd:///D:/'. Check the log for details."

    Please tell me what to do. I searched on google and got few results


    But could not understand anything.
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2016
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  3. Feb 11, 2016 #2


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    i think one of the following suggestion in the forum should work fine.. which is to open the dvd folder first then use VLC to play the video in that folder
  4. Feb 11, 2016 #3


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    What did the log say?
  5. Feb 12, 2016 #4
    I don't know how to check the log.
  6. Feb 12, 2016 #5
    I clicked on computer. Then selected DVD RW Drive (D:)OFD DVD5 . Then it showed "Files currently on the Disc" (7) I clicked on one of those. Then it showed Files currently on the Disc" (4) I selected one of those as soon as I clicked on one of those 4 files I was directed to VLC media player .It looked like as follows


    Then I clicked on "Media" after clicking on "Media" It showed many options "Open File " ,Open multiple files", "Open Folder", "Open disc" . I don't know which one to select .
  7. Feb 14, 2016 #6
  8. Feb 14, 2016 #7
    You can follow this tutorial to play your DVD with VLC player.
    Your most recently played items information and settings of your player are stored in files in "%appdata%/vlc" .
    By default, there is no log file for you to check, but you can create an instance of your vlc player and log its activities at run-time.
  9. Feb 16, 2016 #8
    Is this not solved yet? Just uninstall it and install it again. Or get another player.

    Otherwise you need to check whether it is really a DVD what you are trying to open. If it is a Blu-ray disc, those things are encrypted. You will need something like this: http://vlc-bluray.whoknowsmy.name/

    But that is very old, I don't know if it will work for you.
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