No DVD playback for Windows 8

| May 12, 2012

4 May 2012 12:23 GMT / By Danny Brogan

The single way to watch DVDs on Microsoft’s recently made known operating system, Windows 8 will be through purchasing Media Center or other third-party software.

The absence of some native DVD player was announced at Microsoft’s official Building Windows 8 blog, citing the fantastic decision was due to a “penetrating decline” in the number of race who use their computer to watch DVDs.

Instead the focus of Windows 8 will be without ceasing H.264, VC-1, MP4, AAC, WMA, MP3, PCM and Dolby Digital Plus codecs.

If you are the sort of Microsoft deems the minority and you do use your computer to watch DVDs, in that place are other options.

One is to property the Media Center via one of the add-on packs such as Windows 8 Media Center Pack or the Windows 8 Pro Pack.

Alternatively and the kind of’s a more attractive doctrine (at least in terms of value ) is to download a third company app like VLC.

A preview of Windows 8 enjoin be arriving in the first week of June.

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