If you are fond of watching DVDs on your PC and have recently upgraded to Windows 8, then you will be disappointed to know that this new much talked about Operating system is unable to play DVD videos out of the box. Even though Windows 8 does not come with native DVD video support, there are various good options that you can consider for watching DVDs in this OS. In this article we will talk about a few popular Video players that can be used in Microsoft’s latest operating system. You do not need to spend your fortune to get this fixed. You can use some of the popular free video playbacks on your PC like you used to do in previous OS’s.
Windows Media Center
The omission of Windows Media Center has removed the ability of Windows 8 to natively play DVD video. If you are habitual of using Windows Media Center or like to watch videos on this software then the good news is that, you can now add Windows Media Center on your Windows 8 pro for a minimum amount of $9.99. It is also possible to sue it for free if you only want it for a limited period of time
VLC Media Player
VLC is one of the most popular and most preferred media player for window users. It has been around for a while now and preferred by almost every second computer user in the world. According to experts, this media player ranks No.1 at CNET’s Download.com and has reportedly being downloaded over 47 million times free or otherwise. It supports all kind of audio and video files formats.
GOM Media Player
GOM is the second most popular media player used by people worldwide. It can also play DVD videos on Windows 8 without many hassles. Even this media player supports a wide variety of audio, as well as video file formats and is very easy to use. You can follow the FAQ’s given to install this media player on your Windows 8 PC. Soon there will also be an official Windows 8 version, but for now the current one also works fine with Windows 8 PCs.
MPC-HC (Media Player Classic Home Cinema)
MPC-HC is not very common among users, but is a highly efficient media player as well. It is the most lightweight media player for Windows. The interface and features of this media player are based on the older version of Media Player Classic. It’s small and offers some great option customization.
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