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Free DVD Playerfor Windows



Smooth playback

Free DVD Player by ShiningSoft is a free-to-use media application that lets you watch videos. It focuses on bringing you a simple-to-use format that requires no expertise to control. SD and HD movies stand out in this app.

Basic features

Watching a movie should never be a hassle, especially when you want to relax.

Free DVD Player brings you a laidback design that intends to make viewing easy to do. However, while the user interface design keeps the program simple, it can’t compete with VLC’s easily customizable platform.

While basic tools are manageable, the software lacks all advanced features. It does not play Blu Ray or DVD ISO playback. Leawo can do this and so much more while keeping a streamlined platform.

Much like VLC, the ShiningSoft app does have a smooth viewing experience. However, it cannot play all kinds of media. You will need to either download codecs or choose another software to use.

Where can you run this program?

You can use it on Windows XP and later.

Is there a better alternative?

When choosing the best free DVD Player for Windows 10 or any other Microsoft OS, VLC and Leawo should be on the list. They offer many features, have an excellent design, and will let you play any kind of file.

Our take

Overall, the application is okay for media playing. It cannot play several types of files and advanced features are lacking.  Simplicity of use and the lack of complicated settings to optimize your viewing experience marks the UI of this app.

Should you download it?

No. There are much better free DVD Players, such as VLC.


  • Simple user interface
  • Easy controls
  • Smooth experience


  • Limited compatibilities
  • Doesn’t work with every codec

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Free DVD Playerfor Windows


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