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[b]Source:[/b] [url="http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/technology-blog/windows-8-dropping-ability-play-dvds-171546904.html"][color=#ff0000]http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/technology-blog/windows-8-dropping-ability-play-dvds-171546904.html[/color][/url]

Okay, we get it

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they only dropped support for playing DVD's in WMP. but lets be honest, who really ever used wmp for playing dvd's? I always found it limited compared to the other 3rd party options out there such as [url="http://www.cyberlink.com/products/powerdvd/overview_en_US.html?&r=1"]PowerDVD[/url] which is one of the few thing (shock) I'm glad was pre-installed on my computer

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http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html works and is open source.
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I honestly don't see this as a problem as most OEMs have always installed a 3rd party program for dvd playback anyway

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Not to mention the dozens of free codecs that allow it.

This thread: Stupid. Clearly troll bait.
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Good move by MS - it allows them to sell Win 8 for cheaper because they don't have to account for royalties, and it removes a feature that hardly anyone used in the first place - who actually uses WMP to playback movies?

And "there's a reason why many people are still using XP" - yes, they either don't know any better, are stubborn or don't want to spend money on a new OS.

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I would expect when released there will be the option to play DVD's come on now, wise up.

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Remember that many people dont know about that, vlc, codec packs, etc

it's simply put and play

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[quote name='Mayhem' timestamp='1336236355' post='594846821']
Remember that many people dont know about that, vlc, codec packs, etc

it's simply put and play
[/quote]yes, put and play using whatever 3rd party dvd app that is set as default by the OEM

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How many threads about this do we need?
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If it's gonna lower the price of the product then I think it's a great idea.

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The other thing to note is that this will help bring the cost of Windows down (albeit a small amount) because of the licensing fees.

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Wow! It seems like they JUST added DVD playback with Vista.

I thought for sure Apple would do away with DVD playback in Mac OS X long before Microsoft did in Windows. Guess I was wrong.

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This is about the fourth thread on this topic that's been posted over the last few days. Do we really need another one?

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You kids and your streaming video and MKVs, back in our day we had to buy these square boxes with gigantic discs in them and insert them into our computers to play video.

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maybe they would offer free codec in app store when you try to play unsupported format in win8?

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The surprising thing is Windows Media Center won't be free now.

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Out-of-the-box experience, they said...

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They are just cutting their own throats.

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[quote name='Ci7' timestamp='1336249186' post='594847145'] maybe they would offer free codec in app store when you try to play unsupported format in win8? [/quote]
DVD licensing isn't free. Part of the cost of Windows includes this price.

[quote name='alphaomegainfinity' timestamp='1336366617' post='594849549'] The surprising thing is Windows Media Center won't be free now. [/quote]
As above, presumably part of the cost of WMC will include that licensing fee so that if you do decide you want it, you can pay for it. If you play all your DVDs on a home threatre setup, you won't be paying for what you won't use.

Everyone's just getting worked up because currently it's cool to hate. The number of people [i]actually [/i]impacted by this I'd be happy to bet is quite fewer (zero, when you include WMC addon).

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[quote name='em3' timestamp='1336237920' post='594846891']
If it's gonna lower the price of the product then I think it's a great idea.
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But does anyone HONESTLY think this will happen?

I don't.

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[quote name='Richteralan' timestamp='1336440397' post='594851655']
But does anyone HONESTLY think this will happen?

I don't.
[/quote]

Your guessing doesn't really mean much. We don't know how they'll be priced. All that we can say for sure is that the cost to MS will be less because of the removal of DVD licensing fees.

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[quote name='Richteralan' timestamp='1336440397' post='594851655']
But does anyone HONESTLY think this will happen?

I don't.
[/quote]

An upgrade to Windows 7 Home Premium, the descendant of Windows XP Media Center Edition, is $20 more expensive than the basic home edition upgrade has traditionally been. With Windows 8, they're going back to having one home edition, and I think there's a good chance it will be the traditional $100.

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