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    i've been using KM player for awhile now.. it plays every file format i have (including mkv) without having to install any codec packs. got that and VLC installed but i use KM primarily.
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    My "new" computer doesn't even have a CD/DVD drive. Nor have I found the desire for it.
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    A separate Media Center upgrade isn't bad but if their going to go ahead and make it a separate addon, then at least go all the way and include a Blu-ray licence option as well. With Sony charging as much as they are for the licence we were never going to get it as part of windows, now that Microsoft is going this rout for the DVD licence it seems like a missed opportunity to not also offer Blu-ray support.

    Also I read that the DVD support will be only inside of the Media Center, leaving normal Windows Media Player still unable to play DVDs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3lfk1ng View Post
    My "new" computer doesn't even have a CD/DVD drive. Nor have I found the desire for it.
    i left that option out too since all the drives i have are ide and there are no ide ports on the board and to be honest i very rarely use it.. i have a usb dvd drive if need be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bearcatrp View Post
    Wonder if VLC still be able to play a DVD.
    No worries, it will. They're not dropping DVD support, they're dropping video DVD playback support. The first is with regards to reading from a DVD drive as a device (data), the second goes with decoding certain proprietary data stream formats (video). VLC will still be able to read raw data from DVDs and since it does its own parsing and decoding, you're fine so long as the copy protection doesn't get in the way.
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    At codecs...
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    Why i need windows 8?
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    Any why they move so fast to make windows 8? Windows 7 aint good enugh?

    MicroSoft will allways says "we need money!"
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    So far, I have not been a great fan of Windows 8. Invisible buttons on the screen corners, Metro UI, are just a few of the annoyances. If using the Metro UI, you have to make a screen link to shutdown the PC.

    I enjoy DVD's myself and will use them in Windows 8 with 3rd party help. I also will mod the registry to use the normal legacy desktop.

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    Just to be sure, does this mean a drop of DVD support on Windows Media Player (Being able to play them, dealing with encryption and all that), or simply the removal of the the bundled MPEG2 decoder?

    If it's the later then it's far from an issue. As someone else mentioned GPU drivers come with their own MPEG2 decoders, and you have more than one free alternative out there. But if it's the former then it is an issue for the average user, who will have to resort to a different player to watch DVDs. And for them that usually means paying for a proprietary one rather than using free players like Media Player Classic: Home Cinema (Which is, IMO, the best by far).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pontos View Post
    Just to be sure, does this mean a drop of DVD support on Windows Media Player (Being able to play them, dealing with encryption and all that), or simply the removal of the the bundled MPEG2 decoder?
    No, everything is not that bad. I already wrote here about it: http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...=1#post5097644
    So, windows 8 plays DVD movies. it is only WMP11 does not. It can see content of dvd disks.
    Speaking of codecs - now all decoding done by contemporary hardware, and I think its price reflects any licenses. So why pay twice?
    And, we will be able to install 3rd party software codecs as we do it in all previous windows versions.

    Quote Originally Posted by Electroneng
    So far, I have not been a great fan of Windows 8. Invisible buttons on the screen corners, Metro UI, are just a few of the annoyances. If using the Metro UI, you have to make a screen link to shutdown the PC.
    It has everything that other versions of windows have and more. I got used to it just in few days. And, you don't need any additional shortcut. Say, Win+I gives you all you need.
    All it resembles they days when people were comparing their WinXP with newer versions Yet now WinXP interface looks so shabby
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3lfk1ng View Post
    My "new" computer doesn't even have a CD/DVD drive. Nor have I found the desire for it.
    What about blu ray? Great for backups, not very cheap but price per gb is slightly better than with burn able DVD.

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