The Windows 8 N and KN editions do not include Windows Media Player and other Windows Media-related technologies, such as Windows Media Center, Windows DVD Maker, etc.
Windows 8 Media Feature Pack
Therefore to carry out any of the functions like playing or creating audio CDs, media files, and video DVDs, organizing content in a media library, creating playlists, converting audio CDs to media files, viewing artist and title information about media files, viewing album art about music files, transferring music to personal music players, recording and playback of TV broadcasts, etc, you will need to install separate media player.
Additionally, to enable many Web sites and software programs to work correctly, you can install the Windows Media Feature Pack for Windows 8 N and for Windows 8 KN.
The Media Feature Pack for N and KN versions of Windows 8 will install Media Player and related technologies on a computer running Windows 8 N or Windows 8 KN editions.
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