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VLC? What is this, 2002?
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post #12 of 129
This is a huge step backwards. As I recall even Windows XP and 2000 could do DVD playback. Heck, I think 98SE could. M$ keeps putting nails in the coffin of Windows 8. I can see it now where I work. Old people coming in after buying a new PC outraged why their new computer won't play DVD movies even though it has a DVD drive.
post #13 of 129
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This is a huge step backwards. As I recall even Windows XP and 2000 could do DVD playback. Heck, I think 98SE could. M$ keeps putting nails in the coffin of Windows 8. I can see it now where I work. Old people coming in after buying a new PC outraged why their new computer won't play DVD movies even though it has a DVD drive.

I see this happening too but it just makes me smile because I want those people to get pissed off because I mostly hate them.

I've been working at Best Buy for too long.
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I haven't used WMP in... I don't even remember. First thing I do when I do a clean install is MediaMonkey and VLC.
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Bad call, but not a big deal for me either.
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post #16 of 129
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Originally Posted by Madvillan View Post

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

From what I read it was because they did not want to pay licensing fees for something that only 6% of users use.
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post #17 of 129
chiming in with my MPC-HC crew! tongue.gif
Also XBMC for dedicated HTPC setup.

Yeah, I couldn't care less about this really, but it does seem strange.
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post #18 of 129
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VLC? What is this, 2002?

Your media player is your fashion statement?
post #19 of 129
Windows 7 will be the last OS I will use from Microsoft until they get their act together. I'm not so sure Windows 8 will fail though despite what OCN members say, because most members on here have a higher level of knowledge about technology than the average user. The average user on the other hand may love Windows 8, but I hope not for all of us. Isn't it supposed to be a tablet OS jury-rigged to operate on computers?
post #20 of 129
No DVD playback? Who cares lol everyone who knows anything about software knows you can do so much better than WMP or WMC. I don't think many people would buy the "upgrade"
    
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