Microsoft made a lot of folks upset when it announced earlier this year that Windows 8 would not support DVD playback in its version of Windows Media Player
, as it did for Windows 7. While DVD playback is enabled if people purchase the optional Windows Media Center add-on, Microsoft's decision has apparently left the door open for another company to swoop in and put in DVD software on new Windows 8 PCs.
that, during an investors conference call today, the Taiwan-based company CyberLink claims it has secured deals with a number of PC makers to have three of its software products pre-installed on Windows 8 devices. CyberLink's chairman Jau Huang said this success was due directly to Microsoft's move not to support DVD playback in standard versions of Windows 8.