by Rob Boirun for BurnWorld.com
Why No Support For DVD Playback in Windows 8 Is A Good Thing
With all the hoopla about the recent announcement from Microsoft that Windows 8 will not support DVD playback nativly, I kinda confused on why everyone seems so upset and shocked. This does not mean that you will not be able to play DVD on Windows 8 machines, it only means that Windows will not include the DVD decoder within Windows Media Center for the Pro edition. Standard users are completely out of luck altogether with Media Center since it will not be included, you must have Windows 8 Pro.
But fear not, this really is not a big deal and really it’s a good thing. Why you ask? Really it’s because there are already some solid DVD playback software apps already out there and will now only get better because they will be the only ones to turn to in the future. Since Blu-Ray playback was not supported at all in Windows 7 this really is not new news because Blu-Ray watchers had to turn to 3rd party solutions for HD video playback. So now the same will be true for both DVD and Blu-Ray. Read the official quote from Microsoft to see where they are coming from….
This excerpt is shared with permission from burnworld.com.