Solved DVD with 8.1 pro will not play videos. Will play CD's. Doesn't recognize DVD in the disk. Downloaded Win Media Player and trie Tags: DVD CD-Rom Video Media Player Windows 8 Last response: January 29, 2014 8:02 AM in Windows 8 Share Gary Knotts January 29, 2014 7:31:02 AM DVD problem with8.1pro More about : dvd pro play videos play recognize dvd disk downloaded win media player trie Reply to Gary Knotts rgd1101 a b * Windows 8 January 29, 2014 7:40:25 AM did you install the dvd player software? Reply to rgd1101 m 0 l Best solution bryonhowley a b * Windows 8 January 29, 2014 8:02:56 AM You need to install DVD Player Software like PowerDVD or WinDVD or Windows Media Center Pack. Other wise there will be no DVD Playback with Windows 8/8.1. Unlike Windows 7 Windows 8/8.1 can not play DVD's though Windows Media Player stock. Reply to bryonhowley Share Ask the community Post an answer Related resources XP Media player 10 doesn't play dvd video from CD drive co.. Forum DVD players that play media files on CD-R Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows 8 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security !