Unable to Play DVDs in Kodi? Resolved

Kodi is recognising that there is a DVD inserted (the Disc tab appears on the home page), but nothing happens upon pressing “Play disc”. It seems unable to play DVDs in Kodi? Any suggestion?

Kodi (formerly XBMC), is a perfect solution to create a home media center that can stream multimedia from anywhere in the home or directly from the Internet using virtually any available protocol. Kodi is not just a good media server. In the eyes of CD/DVD disc enthusiasts, Kodi also has helped them with ripping audio CDs and playing DVDs with ease.

Can Kodi Play DVDs?

However, although Kodi can stream media from DVD using a DVD-ROM drive, most DVDs are difficult to copy onto Kodi due to the protection of encryption technologies. Therefore, if your physical disk is not supported or causes playback issues on Kodi, removing copy protection from DVD is a solid solution. Besides, you can transfer DVD to Kodi to create your own movie library.

To rip DVDs for Kodi, DumboFab DVD Ripper is strongly recommended. This is a popular DVD ripping tool that can decrypt all kinds of DVD encryption technologies including DVD CSS, Region Code, Multi-angle, RCE, etc. Then, it can copy DVD to PC, tablet, iPhone and more devices. Of course, if you just want to rip DVD content to local, you can choose any digital video format to save DVD movie. Sounds complicated, doesn’t it? Don’t worry, follow the tutorial below and you can convert DVD disc to digital video in three steps with ease. 

Tutorial on How to Rip DVD to Kodi Formats

Step 1. Load the DVDs

Insert DVD disc into optical drive of your computer or a USB DVD drive, launch DumboFab DVD Ripper and then click “Load DVD” button to import the source DVD. Then it will fast scan your DVD, bypass DVD copy protection, and detect the correct main movie title for you.

You can also load ISO image files or DVD Folder into the program for conversion.

Load DVD

Step 2. Select an output format

In the pop-up output profile window, you can see all popular formats and devices divided into various categories. Here you can pick up MP4 as the wanted output format.

Select the output format

Step 3. Rip DVD for Kodi

Hit “Browse” button to set destination folder (hard drive or device) and click “Convert” button to convert DVDs for playing in Kodi.

Author: Chris Gu

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