So, I've installed Windows 8, and have been busy reinstalling software for a couple of days, and I've run into a couple of odd things.
The first one was AnyDVD HD failing to decrypt a blu ray that was released months ago, and which I decrypted and ripped successfully in Windows 7. This not only fails to decrypt now in Win 8, but crashes the program. MakeMKV decrypted and ripped the same movie in Win 8 with no problems, so there seems to be a slight incompatibility in AnyDVD HD at the moment. Or just something very strange in my particular system.
The next thing was my blu ray playback software failing to work. I had finally gotten Arcsoft TMT 5 to work in Windows 7, and Corel WinDVD 11 as well, but neither would in Windows 8. Corel flat out said it could not work with my Intel HD 4000 integrated video...even though it had worked just fine in Windows 7 using that same hardware. I solved this by putting in my ATI HD 4850 video card. With this hardware both programs are working as well as they had been in Win 7. I think I'm going to put the blame on Intel's drivers for this one. I tried two different sets, one a brand new one from this month, but with no effective difference.
Got to expect a few glitches in a new operating system I suppose. If you run into a bug or two, feel free to post your experiences in here.