Plug-ins and add-ons for Windows Media Player

Plug-ins or add-ons add functionality—such as audio effects or DVD capability—to Windows Media Player. You can download plug-ins or add-ons for your version of the Player using the links below.

DVD playback plug-ins and add-ons

Some editions of Windows include full-featured DVD playback capability in Windows Media Player. For those that don't, you can purchase a plug-in or add-on that adds features such as full-screen video playback controls and DVD chapter listings to Windows Media Player.

Learn more about DVD playback options

  • For Windows 10. The Windows DVD Player app is available free for a limited time for people upgrading to Windows 10 from Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1 with Windows Media Center. See Windows DVD Player Q&A.

  • For Windows 8.1 . If you're running Windows 8.1 or Windows 8.1 Pro, you can search for a DVD player app in the Windows Store (learn more about the Windows Store).

  • For Windows 7. Windows 7 Home Premium, Ultimate, and Enterprise come with DVD playback capability built in. Full DVD capability is not available on Windows 7 Home Basic or Starter.

  • For Windows XP or Windows Vista . If you're running Windows XP, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Business, or Windows Vista Enterprise, you can enhance your DVD playback experience by purchasing one of the DVD decoder packs listed below.

Audio effects (DSP) plug-ins

Add effects such as reverb, echo, and more with a DSP (digital signal processing) plug-in for Windows Media Player.

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Check out available versions to work with your devices.

Find help for your version of the Player.

Customize Windows Media Player with audio and visual add‑ons.

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