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View Full Version : Windows 8 DVD Playback Will Require Extra Media Center Pack

Richard Chao
05-07-2012, 03:00 AM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://pureinfotech.com/2012/05/04/windows-8-stops-dvd-playback-media-center-pack/' target='_blank'>http://pureinfotech.com/2012/05/04/...ia-center-pack/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"Here is something interesting, you may already know that Microsoft plans to sell Windows Media Center as a separate paid pack, but now the company has just revealed that Windows 8 will also stop the support for DVD playback."</em></p><p><em><img height="200" src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com//wpt/auto/1336357100.usr117680.png" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" width="547" /></em></p><p>If you want to watch DVD movies on your Windows 8 computer in the future, you will have to get the Media Center Pack or the Windows 8 Pro Pack. &nbsp;The basic consumer version of Windows 8 will not include the ability to playback DVD movies. &nbsp;Microsoft's reasoning behind the omission is that more and more consumers are getting content from streaming sources so DVD playback is no longer on the top of the required capabilities list. &nbsp;No word on the pricing of the Media Center Pack yet. &nbsp; &nbsp;</p>