There are apps..

.. which look like they might, but to me, they are not very good.

There is a function called ‘Film and TV’ but it looks primitive at best. There are rumours that Microsoft may produce a replacement for Media Center, but the article I read about the demise of Media Center did not seem anywhere close to hopeful.

Computer users looking for entertainment stream stuff these days because that is the way it is all going, and that is fine if you live in a city block where high speed Internet of 60 – 100mb is a given. Unfortunately, even some city dwellers don’t get those speeds, and have to rely on older technology to get services like TV to their equally vintage computers fitted with TV Tuners.

All is not lost. Now, bear in mind that I am just trying to be helpful because I have never had a need to run Microsoft’s Media Center, but I have heard and read that there is a simple to use alternative to Media Center called Kodi.

It looks to have lots of features and who knows, you may even prefer it..


Netbooks, tablets, phones and super-thin notebooks don’t do DVD playback by virtue of having no DVD player, so one can understand why a DVD player might be missing from Windows 10. Desktop machines without DVD players have also been appearing on the market, and it looks like DVD might be on its way out. Well, they are slow, aren’t they !!

Having said that, we all have media from various sources, and VLC Player will handle them all, including DVDs. It has been around for a long time in actual fact, and it is still good and works for Windows 10.