The problem that DVD won’t play on computers occurs frequently. Sometimes, when you insert your DVD to DVD-ROM, DVD loading and playing have to be waited for as you anticipate. But what disappoints you is that DVD seems to be unavailable on your computer. Usually, only sound or green screen may be shown. When you encounter this issue, you may be wondering how this happens and how to fix it. Actually, different solutions come up for different causes. Luckily, in this article, you will find the reasons for this issue and workarounds to solve the problem.

Part 1. Reasons why DVD won't play on computer

Have you ever encountered a situation that DVD did not play on computer/laptop/Mac? If so, did you ever thought about that why? Actually, there are a lot of reasons that caused DVD won't play Here below will introduce several main reasons for you.

Reason 1: Damaged Disc

Sometimes your DVD disc is damaged due to a lot of causes, it may be scratched, cracked, dented, or wrapped. Minor scratches happened to DVD mostly without being noticed. If the DVD is damaged badly, it could not be played on the computer. It may also not be played even with minor damage occasionally.

Reason 2: Malfunctioning Player

If your DVD can not be played on one computer, try to play it on another computer. If it can play on other computer, that means it is the computer malfunction. There are sorts of causes for a computer malfunction, such as burnt fuses, dust precipitation.

Reason 3: Burnt Disc

If you have burnt Disc before, it may cause such problem that burned DVD won't play. For instance, the disc has not burnt properly or the Disc burnt to the false format, therefore, the computer can not recognize DVD disc. FYI, burning at very high speed may lead to trouble during playback.

Reason 4: Region Limitation

You may not aware that DVD has region limitations to restrict the distribution of DVD. Equally, most DVD players are limited to playing at certain region.

Reason 5: Video Standard

There are two video standards: one is NTSC that used in the Americas, the other one is PAL that used in Europe. They are not compatible with each other. So you can not play a PAL DVD disc on an NSC DVD player or vice versa.

Reason 6. Cinavia protection issue

You might meet Cinavia protection issue while playing DVD on your computer. Usually, the error appears like these: audio track is muted, playback volume is unadjustable, the content protected by Cinavia is not authorized and so on. Cinavia Protection issue means that analog watermarking is embedded in audio track, which is a steganography technology developed by Verance. So, when you play DVD with Cinavia protection on your computer, the watermark will be detected and your computer will check whether DVD disc is authorized to run on.

Part 2. Solutions to DVD won't play on computer issue

For those people who meet DVD won't play problem, the most important thing is to find a solution. Truth be told, the best solution for this is to use a third-party app. For your sake, here we'll introduce several apps for you to choose from. Just find one that suits you best.

1. Leawo DVD Ripper

As a professional DVD ripper, Leawo DVD Ripper allows you to rip and convert DVD to video, to extract audio content from source DVD and save in various audio formats like AAC, FLAC, WAV, MP3, etc., and it allows you to directly set device model as output profile.

  • Leawo DVD Ripper
  • Leawo DVD Ripper

    Rip DVD to Video/Audio in 180+ Formats
    Decrypt, Rip and Convert DVD Discs of Any Kind
    6X-Faster DVD Ripping Speed and 100% Original Quality Preserved
    Set Output Effect Based on Personal Preference

Operation Guide

    Step 1: Install Leawo DVD Ripper to your computer and launch it

    Step 2: Tap "Add Blu-ray/DVD" and choose the needed DVD file

    Step 3: Tap the scroll down box next to "Add Blu-ray/DVD", then tap "Change"

    Step 4: Click "Convert" to finish DVD converting and play it on your computer

2. Leawo Blu-ray Player

Leawo Blu-ray Player is a free tool which offers a perfect solution to all media playback, this media player tool is totally free. It serves well in playing Blu-ray disc, DVD disc, HD video, and audio. As a free tool for playing Blu-ray disc, it not only can play Blu-ray disc for totally free, but also it can play Blu-ray ISO image files as well as BDAV movie folder. Whatever the disc comes with a commercial or homemade version, Leawo Blu-ray Payer can play it without any limit.

  • Leawo Blu-ray Player
  • Leawo Blu-ray Player

    Region-free Blu-ray player software to play Blu-ray disc and DVD disc for free, regardless of disc protection and region restriction.
    Play 4K FLV videos, 4K MKV videos, 4K MP4 videos, etc. without quality loss.
    Play 1080P videos, 720P videos with lossless quality.

Operation Guide

    Step 1: Install Leawo Blu-ray Player to your computer and launch it

    Step 2: Tap "Open File" on the main screen and select the desired DVD file

    Step 3: Set corresponding information by right clicking on the screen

3. Leawo Blu-ray Cinavia Removal

If your DVD running on your computer encounters a Cinavia Protection issue, what can you do to fix this issue since Cinavia protection is not easy to get rid of? Don’t worry. Hereby, using a third-party tool Leawo Blu-ray Cinavia Removal can help you solve all problems of DVD disc coming with Cinavia protection so that you can play your DVD on your computer smoothly and successfully.

  • Leawo Blu-ray Cinavia Removal
  • Leawo Blu-ray Cinavia Removal

    Completely and Permanently Remove Cinavia Protection Watermark
    1:1 Copy Blu-ray Movies without Cinavia
    Compatible with All Cinavia Compliant Devices
    High Speed and Easy to Use

Operation Guide

    Step 1: Launch Leawo Prof. Media and choose the Blu-ray Cinavia module on the home interface

    Step 2: Import DVD source files to the program

    Step 3: Do settings of Blu-ray Cinavia Removal (#1 Click on BD-50 with downside arrow to select the Disc type for copying #2 Choose copy mode as you need)

    Step 4: Begin to copy DVD files

Part 3. Conclusion

For the mentioned info above, if you need a free app to solve the DVD won't play problem, Leawo Blu-ray Player could be a very good choice. If you need a stunning app to convert DVDs so that you can play DVD anytime anywhere, Leawo DVD Ripper could be a very good choice. Aside from that, you can also use Leawo Blu-ray Cinavia Removal to remove the specific protection.