How To Play DVD On Windows 8
You might be surprised to learn that PCs that run Windows 8 no longer supports video DVD playback. Microsoft decided to not include DVD support because so many new computers, such a tablets and ultrabooks, don’t include DVD drives and support streaming video instead.
Fortunately, there is an option for those who still want to play DVDs on a Windows 8 PC. HowSpot strongly recommends VLC Media Player as the easiest solution that also offers the highest quality playback.
Download and install your free copy of VLC Media Player.
Insert your DVD into your built-in disc drive.
A dialog box asking you what action you would like to take will appear. Select Play DVD movie/ VideoLAN VLC Media Player.
Alternately, you can also play your DVD from within the VLC Media Player interface. Click the menu Media > Open Disc to launch your DVD.
To view your media full-screen, press the F key.