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Playing DVD movies in Windows 8

Recently I installed Windows 8 professional. I have a strange issue. How to play a dvd with default installed software like Movie or Media Player? Both can't see my dvd drive, which works perfectly good with Best Player for example.

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marked as duplicate by nhinkle Oct 20 '12 at 21:27

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It might be because Windows 8 doesn't come with the codecs necessary to play most DVDs by default. When Windows 8 launches, there will be an optional package you can install to enable DVD playback. In the meantime, though, you could try using free software like VLC Player.

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This is win 8 pro though, so it does come with media player. – soandos Sep 28 '12 at 0:59
@soandos It may have the media player, but the player won't have a ton of codecs (well, it may not) – Simon Sheehan Sep 28 '12 at 1:00

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