Windows 8 will not play DVD discs anymore, unless you pay for the Media
Oh dear oh dear - this sounds like something from the flatfish repertoire
from a few years ago about Linux, doesn't it?
If I'm reading it correctly, Windows 8 will do lots of things, but NOT play
DVDs (or live TV) UNLESS you buy the "Media Center pack" - but in that case,
only if you have the Pro version of the OS?
[aside - so if they can do that, why can't they do the same for the pre-
installed Windows OS itself - only pay if you use it?]
There is a way out, it appears:-
"Now, you can also opt to use third-party solutions software to play DVDs in
Windows, the most common solution will be getting a *free open source
application* like VLC and Media Player Classic among others"!!!