Posts Tagged ‘Windows 8 Media Center Pack’

How to Play Blu-Ray Movies on Windows 8

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Evidently, the stock version of Windows 8 doesn’t support the DVD or Blu-Ray formats … but here’s a Windows 8 media pack that will add support for video playback (better hurry though, it’ll cost you $20 after 1/31/2012!)

It feels kinda strange that Microsoft’s newest operating system Windows 8 comes without options to play DVD or Blu-Ray movies out of the box. It may make sense from Microsoft’s perspective, as the company has to pay licensing fees to include the technologies required to play DVD and Blu-Ray discs in Windows 8, and that it can drop the cost of the system which may or may not be also beneficial to consumers.