Win8.1 still has problems. I'm testing the pro N Uk English version which doesn't have WMP or the WMV codecs.
You can get alternatives but there are problems:
- Vreveal 3 doesn't work without WMP.
- Ashampoo Burning Studio 12 doesn't work without WMP.
- Cyberlink WaveEditor (part of PowerDirector) doesn't work without WMP.
I tried to following instructions to install the Media Pack.
Tried installing win8 media pack - not compatible with win8.1
Tried following instructions to 'add features to windows 8.1' - searching for this only gets me a microsoft page with instructions on how to do this.
I might try an upgrade to win8.1 pro (no N) next.