Programs to Watch DVDs

You bought the last DVD of your favorite TV series, you ran home all content to be able to watch it "sprawling" on the sofa with your computer but ... if you are here now and you are reading these lines it seems obvious to me that you do not know how to do, or rather, you don't know which ones programs for DVD viewers use. I'm wrong? No, indeed. Anyway, don't worry, I can help you out.

In fact, in the following lines I will go to show you what I believe are the best programs to watch DVDs currently in circulation, either free and paid, Both for Windows that for MacOS other than Linux. Clearly, the choice of which of the programs to watch DVD indicated below to actually use will then be up to you alone, based on your actual needs and preferences.

Having said that, I would say not to waste any more precious time and to immediately begin to discover together this “string” of software useful for the purpose in question. Are you ready? Yes? Fantastic… let's ban the chatter and proceed!

VLC (Windows, MacOS and Linux)

You have never heard of VLC? Bad very bad. In any case, don't worry, let's fix it right away. It is a multimedia player that really needs very few presentations. It is one of the most famous programs in the world thanks to which it is possible to play all major audio and video file formats (including DVD video) without resorting to external codecs. It is in Italian and is available on all major operating systems.

Although it does not have a particularly accurate user interface, it is very easy to use even for less experienced users and includes a series of advanced filters and features that make the most experienced users happy.

VLC is available for Windows, for macOS and for Linux. To immediately download it to your computer click here.

mpv (Windows, MacOS and Linux)

In an article dedicated to what are the best DVD programs in circulation, it cannot be missed mPV. It is a fork of mplayer2 and MPlayer, two well-known media players in the field of open source software. Its interface is quite spartan - only multimedia playback controls appear when you hover the mouse cursor over the player - but "under the hood" there is very high quality software.

Thanks to the support for decoding via GPU and its internal optimizations, mpv is able to reproduce in an extremely fluid way even those videos that in other players (eg VLC) can have small problems of fluidity. The software is also completely free and open soruce in nature.

mpv is available for Windows, macOS and Linux. To immediately download it to your computer click here.

AVS DVD Player (Windows)

Although now abandoned by its developers, AVS DVD Media Player is another DVD viewing program that I want to suggest you use. It is a totally free solution designed specifically for the purpose in question, it has a very comfortable and intuitive user interface and includes all the codecs necessary not only for playing DVD videos but also for watching videos in other formats.

Among its main features it is undoubtedly the case to report support for all types of DVDs and the presence of integrated Dolby Surround which ensures an audio quality that is difficult to find in other free products.

AVS DVD Player is available only and exclusively for Windows. To immediately download it to your computer click here.

GOM Player (Windows)

Gom player it is instead an all-in-one multimedia player capable of playing all major video and audio file formats without the need for codecs. It also allows you to view DVDs, but for legal reasons, viewing of this format is only possible after installing two free codecs (MPEG2 and AC3) that the program alerts the user the first time he tries to start playing a video DVD.

Its interface is very intuitive and allows you to adjust many parameters related to video and audio in playback. Absolutely to try.

Gom Player is for Windows only. To download it to your computer click here.

MPC-HC – Media Player Classic Home Cinema (Windows)

The name and appearance should not be misleading. Although it refers to the interface of the old and famous Windows Media Player for Windows 9x, MPC-HC - Media Player Classic Home Cinema it is not a modified version of the latter but a free media player in its own right that focuses on lightness without giving up an interesting series of advanced features.

It supports all major video file formats, includes an internal control panel through which experienced users can have fun changing many of the audio and video playback parameters, allows you to change the appearance of subtitles and much more. Try it and you will see that you will not regret it.

MPC-HC - Media Player Classic Home Cinema is for Windows operating systems only. To download now to your computer click here.

Kantaris (Windows)

Kantaris is a very advanced multimedia player based on the engine of the excellent and already mentioned VLC. Unlike the latter, it has a very refined and modern user interface. Its main features include support for all popular video and audio file formats without the need for external codecs.

The program also allows you to search for subtitles for foreign language videos and the ability to play multimedia elements included in archives in RAR format without having to first extract the files. To try especially for those who love VLC but do not appreciate its essential and spartan interface very much.

Kantaris is only available for Windows. To immediately download it to your computer click here.

PotPlayer (Windows)

Daum potplayer is one of the best PC media players currently out there. It integrates a series of advanced functions that make it almost unique in the panorama of free products. It allows you to apply real-time filters to video and audio during playback, optimize HD video display on older computers, and much more.

Like all other top-rated media players, it allows you to play all major audio and video file formats (including DVDs) without any problems without resorting to external codecs. To be noteworthy is also the interface that is extremely accurate, too bad it is only in English.

Daum PotPlayer is for WIndows operating systems only. To immediately download it to your computer click here.

Zoom Player (Windows)

Another among the programs to watch DVD that I want to suggest you to use is Zoom Player. It is one of the most versatile and functional media players available for the Windows operating system. It has an interface similar to that of good old Winamp (do you remember?), Supports all major multimedia file formats (including DVDs) and offers a series of advanced functions that allow you to have total control over the video and audio played. .

The program is available in a free version but also in two paid editions, Pro and Max that offer more functions and possibilities.

Zoom Player is only available for Windows. To immediately download it to your computer click here.

Other Solutions

Didn't the programs for watching DVDs that I proposed in the previous lines attract your attention in a particular way? Then try to take a look at my guide on programs to view videos and my tutorial on programs to watch movies in which I have proceeded to point out additional software to play videos that can also be used for the purpose in question.

You can then find other interesting solutions to consider as an alternative to what I have already indicated to you in my guide on programs for watching videos and in my article on programs for watching movies. I recommend, at least take a look!