Catch up on stories from the past week (and beyond) at the Slashdot story archive

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Microsoft

Submission + - If VLC can ship a free DVD player, why can't Microsoft?->

Pigskin-Referee writes: Microsoft’s decision to remove support for playing DVD movies in Windows 8 has caused some confusion. If the VLC media player can provide DVD support for free, why can’t Microsoft? For starters, Microsoft isn’t French. Microsoft announced this week that Windows 8 will not support playback of DVD movies unless you explicitly add software that supports that feature. The economic reasons for doing so are compelling (see Microsoft’s follow-up FAQ for details ), but it’s also a potentially disruptive move for some Windows enthusiasts. So it’s not surprising that some of the initial reactions have been heated and even angry. I look at the big numbers and walk through the math in a follow-up post; How much do DVD and digital media playback features really cost?
Link to Original Source
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

If VLC can ship a free DVD player, why can't Microsoft?

Comments Filter:

"Ignorance is the soil in which belief in miracles grows." -- Robert G. Ingersoll

Working...