Microsoft has announced that Windows 8 wont come with the ability to playback DVD’s built in, instead you will have to use a third party solution or purchase Microsoft’s Windows Media Center which will be sold as a separate program for Windows 8.
Windows Media Player will continue to be available in all editions, but without DVD playback support. For optical discs playback on new Windows 8 devices, we are going to rely on the many quality solutions on the market, which provide great experiences for both DVD and Blu-ray.
You can find out more information over at the Windows 8 Blog.
Source The Register
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