dvd play on a hp windows 8

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tiffmcdonald

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Simplest thing but I can't get it to work.
The dvds will show up in files but it won't play them, help??
 
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Windows does not automatically come with the ability to play DVDs. (Thank DRA.) Microsoft included this ability with Windows 7 and got into a lot of trouble for doing so. So, Windows 8 does not include it. You either are required to purchase the Media Center add-on (was free until the end of January), or use a third-party program (many free ones).

One such program is VLC Media Player (http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html). This sucker plays just about anything.
 

tiffmcdonald

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I've tried all the media player apps its has.

And if I have to get a add on program, I can't do that without internet can I?
 

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And if I have to get a add on program, I can't do that without internet can I?
That's correct, but you also need internet to post here. :) I tried VLC yesterday and it worked "out of the box" for me, but others have had trouble. Check out some of the recent threads in this forum.
 
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