It is possible to download a free DVD Player. VLC Media Player and UMPlayer are two free applications that can play DVDs. In addition to Windows, both players are available for Mac OS X and Linux.
Both players are capable of playing DVDs that are encoded in MPEG, H.264, MKV and various other formats without requiring codecs. Likewise, they can display subtitles, take screenshots and have video equalizers.
VLC can also convert videos to other formats and supports extensions that add new functionality. For instance, Intro and Credits Skipper makes it possible to automatically skip intro and credits sequences when watching multiple episodes of a TV series from a DVD.