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On some [b]Windows 8[/b] reviews, like many other publications that got their information from Microsoft, originally reported that the Media Center and Pro Pack contain codecs for both DVD and [b]Blu-ray movie playback[/b]. This is false. They only facilitate DVD playback, not Blu-ray. The quote most sites are referencing comes from Microsoft's blog. And, like most of the official Windows 8 pre-release literature, it contains ambiguous language regarding what's actually included in Windows 8:

[i]"Windows Media Player will continue to be available in all editions, but without DVD playback support. For optical discs playback on new Windows 8 devices, we are going to rely on the many quality solutions on the market, which provide great experiences for both DVD and Blu-ray."[/i]

Further down, in the same blog post, are the actual contents of the Media Center and Pro Pack:
[i]"...Media Center, including DVD playback (in Media Center, not in Media Player), broadcast TV recording and playback (DBV-T/S, ISDB-S/T, DMBH, and ATSC), and VOB file playback."[/i]
Again, the Media Center Pack does not include codecs for Blu-ray playback.

So you may look for a [b]free way to play Blu-ray discs movie on Windows 8[/b], so [b]VLC media player will be the best way to play Blu-Ray in Windows 8 64-bit or Windows 8 32 bit for free[/b].

To better support Blu-Ray playback in Windows 8, VideoLAN and the VLC development team present the fifth version of

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or you can get something like [url="http://www.dvdfab.com/passkey-lite.htm"]PassKey Lite[/url] (which is free) or [url="http://www.slysoft.com/en/anydvdhd.html"]Slysoft anydvd[/url], and then you can play blurays with any media player including [url="http://mpc-hc.sourceforge.net/"]MediaPlayer Classic[/url]

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[url="http://www.ufusoft.com/mac-blu-ray-player/"]UFUSoft Blu-ray Player[/url]
[url="http://www.ideerapp.com/"]iDeerBlu-ray Player[/url]
[url="http://www.macblurayplayer.com/"]Mac Blu-ray Player[/url]
[url="http://www.winavi.com/mac-blu-ray-player.htm"]WinAvi Mac Blu-ray Player[/url]
[url="http://www.bluray-player-software.com/index.htm"]AuroraBlu-ray Player[/url]
[url="http://goo.gl/cXhic"]Mac Blu-ray Player for MAC and Windows[/url]
[url="http://www.easy-dvd-player.com/product.htm"]Easy DVD Player[/url]

and the recently released [url="http://www.freeblurayplayer.com/"]Free Blu-ray Player[/url] (that is not free at all) are SUSPICIOUSLY SIMILAR and all of them [url="http://www.macblurayplayer.com/opensource.htm"]are based on VideoLan[/url] so why pay for something that is free?

Same modified Videolan sold under different names on different websites? New business formula?

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