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How to Play an HD DVD on a PC

Updated July 19, 2017

HD DVD is a disc format that allows viewers to watch movies in high definition. An HD DVD movie can be played on televisions, laptops and desktops. An HD DVD drive is required to play an HD DVD movie on a computer, and Microsoft's Windows Media Center can be used to play an HD DVD after the disc is inserted into the computer's HD DVD drive.

Click on the "Start" menu, and launch "Windows Media Center."

Insert the HD DVD into the computer's HD DVD Drive.

Click on the "Play DVD" icon in the Windows Media Center

Things You'll Need

  • HD DVD Drive
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Nasim Bey has been writing for publication since 2007. He has written on multiple subjects and specializes in topics in financial planning, legal issues and senior issues. His work has appeared in Investor Guide, Financial Web and Senior Ark. He is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Chinese studies at the University of California at Irvine.