Bhruic wrote on May 4, 2012, 11:34: Not even just having to pay for WMC, but they won't natively have the ability to play DVDs or Blu-Ray any more in Windows 8. You'll have to get codecs from a 3rd party.
Eh, don't you have to anyway?
I've not been able to play a DVD without having PowerDVD installed in at least WinXP, Vista and 7.
BR is the bloody farce though. Even WITH a licenced codec installed I have to play it through that specific program. This also doesn't work because my version of PowerDVD can't handle the audio encryption.
So I have to decrypt my legit BR to disk then either mount it as a virtual BR or open the individual m2ts video file using VideoLAN.
I swear these guys actually do not want my money.
BTW Vista was perfectly fine post-SP1. I never had any issues with it despite jumping into 64bit. Bit of a RAM hog if you look at the stats but the way it worked it never actually affected anything. The lauded W7 is Vista with a few tweaks, many aesthetic.
W8 is being panned for the UI. A UI that may be default but is optional and I'd bet nearly all of us will disable, so it's W7 with a few tweaks.