How Do I play DVD in Windows 8? Posted on May 16, 2012 by Len Windows 8 will have no built in DVD playback support. What?! No worries, it is ok. There are a lot of 3rd party applications that play back DVDs such as VLC player. This is confirmed in a MS blog post. Get VLC here. Now go get your popcorn. About the author: Len . Follow him on Twitter / Facebook.