(08-08-2015, 10:48 PM)surferdude2 Wrote: The freeware jewel called VLC will likely solve your dilemma. It's a great way to play any playable media. MS has evidently elected to not include DVD decoding software with Win8. http://ww w.videolan.org/vlc/index.html or Google VLC.
I tried that and once it acted like it was going to start the dvd and I had to get out of it b/c I had to turn the speakers on and it never worked after that so I uninstalled it.
I am installing it again to see if I get better results this time. For those reading this, VLC is a good general dvd player but it does not support Blu Ray from what I read.
First I used cyberlink power dvd 10 and one of the movies worked but the 2nd one would not play. Then I finally got VLC to work but that movie stopped 1/2 way through. I then put it back in and tried again with power dvd 10 and was able to finish the movie.