Play your DVDs for free with VLC for Windows 8
Free DVD player in the new OS with VLC for Windows 8
VideoLAN Player for Windows 8 has a really basic and intuitive user interface with colorful large tile buttons, separating the different actions you want to perform. Therefore, you´ll see an option to open an URL, favorites, Browse Network and to play music files etc. On the other hand, they´re customizable and you can re-order them the way you want.
Furthermore, VLC counts with a DVD-video player, video CD and streaming protocols to be able to stream over a computer network and also watch videos from the Internet such as YouTube, Vimeo and many more. Also, this software is compatible with formats such as DivX, Cinepak, H.264 / MPEG-4 AVC, Sorenson 1/3 (Quicktime), DV (Digital Video), WMV, MP3, AAC, FLAC, Wavpack, MIDI, REAL AUDIO, or DV Audio.
As this is GPL-licensed software, VLC player may not be approved by Microsoft to appear on the Microsoft App store for Windows 8 Metro and to appear on your startup screen, but you can work around this by installing this handy tool from our portal at no cost. There is a huge debate about the fact that famous OS decided not to support DVD movie playback unless you add software that support that feature.
The reason for that is because big shot companies that make DVD players (hardware and software) such as Sony, Panasonic, Apple and many more, have to pay license fees to every unit they deliver to a customer. Sadly, that´s why we don´t see many free DVD-players available on the market today. But thanks to VLC for Windows 8, you can freely download their video player.
Lastly, this free multimedia player has some decent features, and apart from not needing to download any additional codecs, you can apply filters to your videos (for example a mirror effect, image distortion, etc). Moreover, VideoLAN supports diverse subtitle formats to be able to watch the video in its original version.
In summary, VLC for Windows 8 is very easy to use and with this app you can play your entire DVD collection for free, which will keep you entertained at all times. Go ahead and download this multimedia player today!
• Multimedia player that supports all codec formats
• Open source software
• Compatible with Windows 8
• Streaming network available
• Intuitive interface
• No design available yet for the Metro interface