Playing DVD movies in Windows 8
For Windows 8, Microsoft dropped DVD support from Windows Media Player due to licensing issues and says that it is in the interests of customers since they can thus pay less for Windows/systems.
Obviously third-party software (including free ones like VLC) can be used to play DVDs, but using third-party software is not always easy/possible for everyone (particularly in business environments).
Is there (or are there plans to provide) any way to play DVDs in Windows 8 without third-party software? For example, while it is no longer supported “as standard”, is it possible to download an update from the Microsoft Downloads site or Windows Update to add the functionality?
I know that Media Center is available for purchase for those who have the Pro version. But what about a free solution; something for example, for novices and such who get a “Home” version pre-installed on their laptops.