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Microsoft has no plans to support Media Center with Windows 10


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#1 pohand

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Posted 05 May 2015 - 10:24 AM

In fact, during this year's Build Developer Conference in San Francisco, Microsoft confirmed to ZDNET in a private meeting that there will no Media Center functionality altogether. Microsoft's Gabriel Aul took to Twitter to formally confirm its exclusion from Windows 10 "We can confirm that due to decreased usage, Windows Media Center will not be part of Windows 10."

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With me, usually use this software to watch movies and listen music, it's sad news.



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Posted 05 May 2015 - 10:30 AM

It doesn't really affect me since I never used Windows Media Center. If I ever needed a Media Center, I would just take one of my old computer and transform it in a Media Server. However, they are apparently working on something for people that still wants to read DVDs on Windows, so they'll probably propose an alternate program.

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Posted 05 May 2015 - 10:34 AM

Too greedy of money, anyway :(


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Posted 05 May 2015 - 10:40 AM

It's like they are de-contenting the OS like an auto OEM de-contents their cars. Windows 8 lost the ability to play DVD's. Sure, there is VLC but how many people know about that. Windows 8 removed Glass and put in place an ugly 2D UI. I don't know what the final icons will look like in 10 but from what I have seen they are on the bad side of ugly.



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Posted 05 May 2015 - 01:02 PM

Functionality in Windows 10 is terrific.  As for WMC we have long known it was history... it received very little use.  Expect a built-in DVD player by the Win10 GA. 
 

Nice not to have anything wasted on unnecessary frills

 

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Posted 05 May 2015 - 01:47 PM

VLC should be able to replicate atleast some of media centre's functions. I find, as one of the peole who plays DVDs on a windows 8 (and on an 8.1 as well) computer, that VLC does the job perfectly for me. It plays any other video or audio files perfectly also.
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Posted 05 May 2015 - 01:57 PM

Sure, there is VLC but how many people know about that.


Maybe they don't know about it, but they'll learn about it when looking for alternatives to playing DVD, unless they use the one Microsoft is currently working on.

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Posted 29 May 2015 - 07:12 AM

It's like they are de-contenting the OS like an auto OEM de-contents their cars. Windows 8 lost the ability to play DVD's. Sure, there is VLC but how many people know about that. Windows 8 removed Glass and put in place an ugly 2D UI. I don't know what the final icons will look like in 10 but from what I have seen they are on the bad side of ugly.

Yes but this will be the world of Windows 10. You will go to the store select that category and they will all be there. They can try one out VLC is already in the store. The store is part of the OS and you will have available to the the largest selection of software on any OS. It will take time to get the modern app numbers up. Windows already leads in WIN32 desktop apps.


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