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At the official Building Windows 8 blog, the company justifies the move by claiming that television and DVD use on personal computers is "in sharp decline," and says that it would have to spend "a significant amount in royalties" to offer support for optical media going forward. Microsoft says online media is the focus for Windows 8, and will include H.264, VC-1, MP4, AAC, WMA, MP3, PCM and (as announced earlier today) Dolby Digital Plus codecs, as well a variety of container formats to make that work, but oddly the primary use case for Dolby — those DVDs — won't be supported out of the box.

http://www.theverge.com/2012/5/4/2998106/windows-8-drops-dvd-playback-media-center-upgrade

I hope they did this to add blu-ray playback support, still sucks though.
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I see no problem with this. I use Medica Player Classic anyways. biggrin.gif
    
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Meh. Not a big deal
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Meh, will use VLC anyway for videos.
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Microsoft finally realised that no one uses there crapy media player and decide to star facing it out. But sharp decline my ass. There are a lot more people now making HTPC's then in the past.
    
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That's a bit of a step backwards... why not include something as basic as that..?
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For when Microsoft decides to give you the middle finger, shove it right back at them with VLC. I feel like I should make this a Halmark card
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post #8 of 129
Quote:
Originally Posted by Madvillan View Post

That's a bit of a step backwards... why not include something as basic as that..?

Exactly.
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Using VLC anyway lachen.gif
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post #10 of 129
I will still be using KL Codec wink.gif it lets Windows Media Player play every kinda format IMO..

I will never spend a penny for DVD Playback.. tongue.gif
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