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. Learn more.

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.

  • For Windows 8.1. If you're running Windows 8.1, you can visit the Windows Store and purchase a DVD player add-on.

  • For Windows 7. Windows 7 Home Premium, Ultimate, and Enterprise come with DVD playback capability built in. If you're running Windows 7 Home Basic or Starter, you can upgrade your edition of Windows 7 to add full DVD capability.

  • 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.

See more

Get earlier versions of the Player.

Customize your Player with audio and visual add-ons.

Find help for your version of the Player.