bill - 8:01 am on May 7, 2012 (gmt 0)
Ed Bott explained this as well:
If VLC can ship a free DVD player, why can't Microsoft? [zdnet.com]
Microsoft’s decision to remove support for playing DVD movies in Windows 8 has caused some confusion. If the VLC media player can provide DVD support for free, why can’t Microsoft? For starters, Microsoft isn’t French.