How to Play a CD on a DVD Player

By Techwalla Electronics Editor

Are you tired of having to use a different machine every time you want to switch from a DVD to a CD? You'll be happy to know that it isn't difficult to use your DVD player to play a CD, too. Follow these steps to find out how.

Things You'll Need

  • CD
  • DVD player

Step 1

Turn on the DVD player. It generally takes a few seconds to get going. Take out the DVD if there's one in the drive already.

Step 2

Make sure the disc isn't scratched or dirty. Use a soft rag to clean the disc if you see any smudges. Insert the CD into the DVD player's disc drive and close it.

Step 3

Press the "Play" button on the DVD player or remote control. Some DVD players will begin reading the disc automatically. Pushing the button works just as well.

Step 4

Use the "Scene Selection" buttons on your remote to select a track. Some DVD players have odd ways of ordering the buttons on the remote. You might have to play around a bit before you find all the right buttons to work the CD playing function of your machine.

Step 5

Crank it up and enjoy your music. The DVD player will act just like a CD player and play the tracks of the CD through the TV.

Tips & Warnings

  • Today, just about every DVD player can play a CD.
  • DVD players may not react well to home-burned CDs. Make sure the format of your CD is compatible with the DVD player.
  • Never insert a damaged disc into a DVD player.