Plug-and-play external CD/DVD optical drive does not mean that it can directly play discs, you need an available media player software. The default windows media player software may not play DVDs due to the lack of a decoder, so we recommend you using the following free or paid media player software to play your CDs and DVDs.
Here is the list of popular DVD Players for Windows 10, you can use these media player software to play your CDs and DVDs:
- VideoLAN VLC media player (Free)
- 5KPlayer (Free)
- Kodi (Free)
- Leawo (Free and Paid Premium Version)
- CyberLink PowerDVD (Paid)
- DVD Player-Free
- KMPlayer (Free)
If these media player software cannot work fine, please reboot your Windows computer and try it again.