No DVD Playback on Windows 8


Before people buy a Windows 8 PC, they may not know that unless you get the top-end version of Windows 8 you won’t be able to play any of your DVD collection. The cause: there isn’t DVD playback compatibility on Windows 8. So let’s fix that problem. Below are some options that will allow you to play all your favourite DVDs on Windows 8.



Of course we are going to include ourselves in this list as we believe we are the better option for Widows 8 DVD players. Win8DVD is compatible with all file types as well as DVD and Blu-Ray, so no video or audio file is a problem. With our simple interface we make it easy to watch your video files without interruption. Designed from open-source software Win8DVD can be created by anyone and is free to everyone.

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Some others that exist are:


VLC Media Player

One of the better known free media players, VLC is a free, open source  multimedia player  that plays most multimedia files including DVD, Audio CD, VCD, and various streaming protocols. It runs on most operating systems including Windows, Mac and Linux. Funded by its large user base, VLC has become a heavy-weight in free media players.

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XMBC Media Player is similar to Win8DVD as it is created from open-source software. Compatible with nearly all devices, it makes XMBC a powerful contender for best, free media player. It allows users to play and view most videos, music, podcasts, and other digital media files from local and network storage media and the internet.

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To Conclude…

Because Windows 8 doesn’t come with a dvd or blu-ray player as standard, users are looking towards third-party software to play their DVDs and Blu-rays. Luckily it is a large market meaning there are many free media players out there available to you.