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Zymologist
01-14-2015, 08:42 AM
Does this seem weird to anyone else? Maybe I'm just a relic, what with my desktop, my DVD drives, and my CD collection, but Windows 8 not having built-in DVD playback seems strange to me.

At least VLC media player is free.

Bill the Cat
01-14-2015, 08:45 AM
Does this seem weird to anyone else? Maybe I'm just a relic, what with my desktop, my DVD drives, and my CD collection, but Windows 8 not having built-in DVD playback seems strange to me.

At least VLC media player is free.

They want you to buy one from the Windows Store.

Zymologist
01-14-2015, 08:47 AM
They want you to buy one from the Windows Store.

I guess that's what bugs me...it seems like a basic enough feature that it shouldn't cost extra. It doesn't seem like DVDs are getting phased out to the same degree that CDs are, for example.

Chrawnus
01-14-2015, 08:49 AM
Does this seem weird to anyone else? Maybe I'm just a relic, what with my desktop, my DVD drives, and my CD collection, but Windows 8 not having built-in DVD playback seems strange to me.

At least VLC media player is free.

Personally I prefer MPC-HC over VLC. :shrug:

Zymologist
01-14-2015, 09:35 AM
Personally I prefer MPC-HC over VLC. :shrug:

I've never even heard of it. I might check it out.

Cow Poke
01-14-2015, 11:50 AM
I'm still trying to find an 8-track adapter for DOS 1.0

Sparko
01-14-2015, 12:14 PM
I'm still trying to find an 8-track adapter for DOS 1.0All I have is a laser disc adapter.

Bill the Cat
01-14-2015, 12:22 PM
3526

Laser

Raphael
01-14-2015, 12:27 PM
Meh, VLC ignores the region junk on the DVD anyhow, so it's better than Windows Media was at playing DVD's (a fair few of my DVD's are still from South Africa which is a different DVD region to NZ)

@CP, just get a Behringer X32, I'm sure you can hook the 8 track up to it somehow, and then record on that, and then you can take the wav files, break them into 640k chunks (so they can fit on the floppy disks) and slowly copy it to the DOS 1 machine.....which should have the capacity for about 15 seconds of music (maybe just 7 seconds).
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