Microsoft clarify the status of Windows Media Center in Windows 8

Windows Media Center Upgrade Path Windows Media Center Upgrade Path[/caption] Basically if you’re running the base Windows 8 edition, you’ll need to upgrade the OS and install the Media Center Pack. Here’s the twist:

Windows Media Player will continue to be available in all editions, but without DVD playback support. For optical discs playback on new Windows 8 devices, we are going to rely on the many quality solutions on the market, which provide great experiences for both DVD and Blu-ray.
Yeah, you read that right – DVD playback options will not be included with the new Windows Media Player. Decoders for H.264, VC-1 (WMV), and MP4 video will be included, as are audio codecs for MP3, WMA, AAC, PCM (Wave), and DD+. You can read the full post here.]]>

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