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Windows 8 and no native DVD playback

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  • Windows 8 and no native DVD playback

    Does this seem weird to anyone else? Maybe I'm just a relic, what with my desktop, my DVD drives, and my CD collection, but Windows 8 not having built-in DVD playback seems strange to me.

    At least VLC media player is free.
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    Originally posted by Zymologist View Post
    Does this seem weird to anyone else? Maybe I'm just a relic, what with my desktop, my DVD drives, and my CD collection, but Windows 8 not having built-in DVD playback seems strange to me.

    At least VLC media player is free.
    They want you to buy one from the Windows Store.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Bill the Cat View Post
      They want you to buy one from the Windows Store.
      I guess that's what bugs me...it seems like a basic enough feature that it shouldn't cost extra. It doesn't seem like DVDs are getting phased out to the same degree that CDs are, for example.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Zymologist View Post
        Does this seem weird to anyone else? Maybe I'm just a relic, what with my desktop, my DVD drives, and my CD collection, but Windows 8 not having built-in DVD playback seems strange to me.

        At least VLC media player is free.
        Personally I prefer MPC-HC over VLC.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Chrawnus View Post
          Personally I prefer MPC-HC over VLC.
          I've never even heard of it. I might check it out.
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          • #6
            I'm still trying to find an 8-track adapter for DOS 1.0
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
              I'm still trying to find an 8-track adapter for DOS 1.0
              All I have is a laser disc adapter.

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                • #9
                  Meh, VLC ignores the region junk on the DVD anyhow, so it's better than Windows Media was at playing DVD's (a fair few of my DVD's are still from South Africa which is a different DVD region to NZ)

                  @CP, just get a Behringer X32, I'm sure you can hook the 8 track up to it somehow, and then record on that, and then you can take the wav files, break them into 640k chunks (so they can fit on the floppy disks) and slowly copy it to the DOS 1 machine.....which should have the capacity for about 15 seconds of music (maybe just 7 seconds).
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