Published on May 4th, 2012 | by Paterson Prosper1
Windows 8 Won’t Play DVDs Unless You Pay For the Media Center Pack o_0
Now I’ve got to pay for every damned little thing in the OS too. What’s next, is there going to be an extra $5 charge every time I change the BIOS settings? A $2 charge by the firmware when I add RAM?
“You may already know that Microsoft plans to sell Windows Media Center as a separate, paid pack, but now the company has revealed that Windows 8 will also stop default support for DVD playback. You’ll only be able to play DVDs and Blu-rays if you upgrade to the Media Center pack. ‘Acquiring either the Windows 8 Media Center Pack or the Windows 8 Pro Pack gives you Media Center, including DVD playback (in Media Center, not in Media Player), broadcast TV recording and playback (DBV-T/S, ISDB-S/T, DMBH, and ATSC), and VOB file playback. Pricing for these Packs, as well as retail versions of Windows 8, will be announced closer to the release date. To give you some indication of Media Center Pack pricing, it will be in line with marginal costs.’”
via Slash Dot
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It does seem rather silly to charge for media center features...but really and truly, who the hell watches DVDs through there media center anyway? most people either stream, or just have movies already saved on their hard drive allowing for playback with out having to pay for some type of subscription.