Windows 8 doesn't sopport dvd playback out of the box? Tags: DVD Windows 8 Media Player Last response: January 16, 2013 8:04 PM in Windows 8 Share dyno_05 January 16, 2013 7:09:50 PM what where they thinking. windows media player doesn't play dvd's not only should they had dvd support they should of had bluray to out of the box. More about : windows sopport dvd playback box Reply to dyno_05 ss202sl a b * Windows 8 January 16, 2013 7:30:55 PM They were thinking there's an app for that. Why build it and risk the issues they had building in e-mail functionality. Reply to ss202sl m 0 l Brett928S2 a b * Windows 8 January 16, 2013 7:46:33 PM Hi Nope it doesn't...another idiotic decision that makes me think that 8 will end up with the same awful reputation as Vista... Oh and the reason was financial, nothing else... (MS make more money and you have to pay ) All the best Brett Reply to Brett928S2 m 0 l Related resources Windows 8.1Pro DVD Playback and Ripping - Forum Windows 8 doesnt detect dvd drive ASUS BC-08B1ST - Forum Why doesn't my Plextor PX-755sx DVD writer read my new Windows 8 disks - Forum Windows 8 external dvd doesn't work - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer dyno_05 January 16, 2013 8:00:06 PM Well there are free alternatives like VLC media player and windows media classic but you have to get those after you install windows 8. They work well I guess. Reply to dyno_05 m 0 l Anonymous January 16, 2013 8:04:38 PM dyno_05 said:Well there are free alternatives like VLC media player and windows media classic but you have to get those after you install windows 8. They work well I guess. VLC is fantasic, no guess. Reply to Anonymous m 0 l Ask the community Post an answer Read discussions in other Windows 8 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security !