Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 4th May 2012 18:16 UTC
Windows While it's technically a regression, and while it will surely make those of us who remember having to install DVD support on Linux from third-party repositories smile, it's still a major change and a sign of things to come: Windows 8 will ship without support for DVD and Blu-ray playback.
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Death of optical media bah humbug
by blitze on Sat 5th May 2012 06:56 UTC
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Ironic people saying that and MS pulling support in Win8 when just yesterday I put together a DVD of a Opera Performance for the performers using Windows Movie Maker on Windows 7.
Quite a handy piece of software for quick non complicated edits. DVD and BluRay are still handy formats to distribute video media to people with the least fuss. As for format restrictions with commercial content on BluRay, fn stupid and a real PITA.

Still I´d use Slysoft AnyDVD HD and VideoLan anyday before using PowerDVD or other playback solutions. And yes, I playback my movies from my main PC at home for entertainment.

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