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I remember the days back when you had to buy a DVD playback package. The good ol' days... Anyhoo, unless someone literally does not use any other media playback program, this decision really shouldn't have much of an effect on much of anyone. Now how much does the cost of a license go down without native DVD playback support... biggrin.gif
    
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Originally Posted by guyladouche View Post

I remember the days back when you had to buy a DVD playback package. The good ol' days... Anyhoo, unless someone literally does not use any other media playback program, this decision really shouldn't have much of an effect on much of anyone. Now how much does the cost of a license go down without native DVD playback support... biggrin.gif

Even in those days I remember almost every optical drive or video card had DVD playback software in the bundle.
post #93 of 129
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Even in those days I remember almost every optical drive or video card had DVD playback software in the bundle.

Yep usually. Except when you bought used systems on ebay... smile.gif
    
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I am actuallt using multiple software. Usually for translating i use Windows media player because i find it to be very easy to work with. Or if i need to preview some test file from AE. Codecs work fine, so i have no problem with it. I also use VLC and i really dont have an opinion on either of them being superior. Recently, i have been using BSPlayer to watch the X Files.

Personally though, if WMP is available for purchase as standalone ( considering i ever go W8 instead of W7 Ultimate ) i might consider buying it ( depends on price ).
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VLC anyone?
post #96 of 129
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But sharp decline my ass. There are a lot more people now making HTPC's then in the past.

Yes.  But how many of them are still using DVDs? ;)

post #97 of 129
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Yes.  But how many of them are still using DVDs? wink.gif

That's a very good point biggrin.gif
    
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post #98 of 129
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Yes.  But how many of them are still using DVDs? wink.gif

Quite a few that I know. I still watch DVDs on my rig, as I can't be bothered to rip the disks. Plus I don't own a BD drive, nor do I plan to.

I thought MS gave up on this idiocy after XP Media Centre? They had the great idea of ditching it for Vista and 7, and giving the mode with home premium or better, and now it's back? From outer space? I just came in to find it here with that sad look upon its' face... I should have changed that stupid lock, I should have hacked that serial key... *ahem* Sorry...
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VLC player is free and far superior to anything Microsoft based.
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post #100 of 129
Microsoft probably has to pay x in royalties for each copy of Windows that sells, whether or not that copy of Windows ever plays a DVD.

This is probably a multi-million dollar savings, and I bet the add on will be $5-10 anyways.
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