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 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. 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 Related resources HELP!!! DVD Playback occasionally "HICCUPS" - Forum DVD player playback problems - Forum 6800 Ultra DVD playback observation - Forum DVD Playback hesitates at times - Forum http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] rts-stores - 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. 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumMovie playback slightly poor ForumDVD will not playback - ideas? ForumWindows 8 Pro OEM or Windows 7 Pro OEM Forumbad Divx playback on 550 Athlon ForumBefore you buy windows 8 ForumImpressions of Windows 8 RTM ForumTrouble with DVD playback on MSI HD 6450 ForumMinimal CPU requirements for HD playback ForumHD 3650 AGP or HD 3850 AGP for 1080P playback ForumWindows 7 or Windows 8 for a gaming build? ForumVideo Playback Stutter ForumMixing in the Box /Summing ForumNeed help ForumWindows 8 from windows 7? ForumBSOD power state failure windows 8 More resources Read discussions in other Windows 8 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security !