buy it). Basic, but does the job.
I recommend checking videohelp.com Quite useful, as is this forum.
You were right.
I just did not realise that none of the video playing programs I had installed would open a DVD.
VLC Media Player is now installed and opens my home made DVD as well as commercial ones perfectly, so far.
And, its free.
Thank you all
Microsoft defends Windows 8 DVD drop: We did it for you! - SlashGearFor a computer to support DVD playback, Microsoft points out, it must support the MPEG-2 codec as well as the Dolby audio codecs. That costs money – around $2 per Windows license for MPEG-2 licensing alone, apparently – which is either passed on to the buyer, Microsoft, or the PC OEM.