Windows 8 Dumps Default Dvd Playback
Posted 04 May 2012 - 08:39 AM
Posted 04 May 2012 - 09:10 AM
And I also watch lots of streaming (Hulu, Netflix, Amazon) on large screen TV.
What's totally being lost and no one is commenting about it is how to watch video (movies) where internet access is not available - airplanes play a large part of my business life and watching DVD's is very important. The combo of ultrabooks with no DVD and Win 8 with no player is just plain awful.
It seems my iPad is the only device where I can download a movie from iTunes and watch it on a plane trip - wow!
Posted 04 May 2012 - 09:46 AM
Posted 04 May 2012 - 10:41 AM
My understanding is that MS is dropping support for the licensed (and spendy) DVD codecs that are required for the playback of entertainment movies. Games and utilities like you're describing won't be affected.
I can't remember if Vista had the codecs, but I know that 3rd party software was required for WinXP if you wanted to watch DVD movies.
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Posted 04 May 2012 - 11:14 AM
Posted 04 May 2012 - 12:13 PM
Posted 04 May 2012 - 12:46 PM
Posted 04 May 2012 - 12:51 PM
Not that I was even remotely considering installing Win 8, but the lack of a DVD player won't be one of the deciding factors.
Posted 04 May 2012 - 01:10 PM
I can see now why the move to fewer versions of Windows 8. You pay for the added features as you go. If this means lower costs for the OS itself, great. But it probably doesn't. I keep feeling worse as this OS gets closer to launch. When are they going to reveal the pricing for this OS (retail, upgrade, OEM)?
Posted 04 May 2012 - 02:12 PM
Seeing as I USE media center, and have found ZERO viable replacements, I wholeheartedly disagree. WMC in Windows 8 preview has been the best I have ever used. Should MS dump media center, they dump my entire reason for buying Windows 8.