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Open DVD with Windows Media Player for playback on Windows

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A brief guide to show three most reliable ways to playback DVD in Windows Media Player on PC or portable devices.
Microsoft opted not to include DVD support because so many new computers, tablets, and ultrabooks – aren't coming with DVD drives. As a WMP user you would assume it plays DVD-Video disc you purchase from Amazon or local store or some rental DVDs from Redbox, Netflix. This article offers a brief instruction about the best 3 solutions to rip and play DVD discs with Windows Media Player at ease.

Solution 1: Install codec package
If you can't playback the DVD with Windows Media Player, you can try using the Windows Media Player's DVD troubleshooter to fix some of common problems as listed in the following:
Click the Start button, and then click Control Panel. In the search box, type troubleshooter, and then click Troubleshooting. Click View All, and then click Windows Media Player DVD.
If you get a message that says that your computer is missing a codec or …