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#1 JohnnyLaRue  OFFLINE  



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Posted May 8, 2012 - 9:03 am

So why upgrade if I can't play my DVDs? :confused:

Does this also mean all my photos on DVDs won't work?


#2 stationchief  OFFLINE  


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Posted May 8, 2012 - 9:44 am

It doesn't mean it won't read your DVDs. Just that unless ya buy the Windows 8 Pro version and the Media Center add-on, the windows media player in Windows 8 won't have 'native' playback support for DVD movies. If ya have a DVD drive installed it'll still read the data, like your photo DVDs and such, so at least for the moment you're fine there. You'll just have to download and install a third-party DVD media player like VLC which, IMHO, is immensely better than WMP.

I'm kinda surprised by the news, as WMP has had DVD playback support since the stone ages (around Windows 95). But in a way, I'm really not.
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Posted May 8, 2012 - 1:33 pm

I wonder if the 3rd party video player companies were threatening lawsuits similar to the Internet Explorer ones of years past... Granted, I got this opinion from an admitted Microsoft junkie, but he has been developing for Windows 8 for about 9 months now and is singing its praises to anyone who will listen and many who won't. I haven't played with any of the Betas yet.
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