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Old 05-04-12, 09:18 PM   #1
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Windows 8 dropping the ability to play DVDs

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According to Windows engineering team member Steven Sinofsky (emphasis his), "Windows Media Player will continue to be available in all editions, but without DVD playback support. For optical discs playback on new Windows 8 devices, we are going to rely on the many quality solutions on the market, which provide great experiences for both DVD and Blu-ray." In other words: If you want to watch that Bridesmaids DVD on your next plane trip, you're going to have to pay extra for software that will let you play it, even if your laptop already has a DVD drive. And don't think getting Blu-ray is an option you can't play that straight from the box, either.
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/technolo...171546904.html

Pay extra? I suppose no one has heard of VLC media player?
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Old 05-04-12, 09:23 PM   #2
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Re: Windows 8 dropping the ability to play DVDs

I suppose you have not heard of this thread?
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Old 05-04-12, 09:25 PM   #3
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I suppose you have not heard of this thread?
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