If You want To Play DVD’S In Windows 10, You’ll Need Shs1,500

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  • Posted: August 7, 2015 at 11:34 am

Windows 10 was anticipated by many people because of the upgrades and amazing Apps. After the launch most people downloaded it. The Windows Media Center was omitted from the Microsoft’s latest operating system which is a bad news for people who play DVD movies. However, Microsoft is reviving DVD playback at a cost. I thought these Apps are for free.

The Windows DVD Player app on the Microsoft Store costs around Shs 1,500, and it doesn’t even play Blu-Ray discs. The app apparently supports both DVD discs and ISO video files. It’s light on features, but on the bright side, it’s also free for a limited time if you upgraded from Windows 7 Ultimate, Professional, Home Premium or Windows 8.1 with Media Center.

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I think Microsoft feels DVD playback is not common on PCs, or perhaps Microsoft is ceding the territory to other third-party applications. When it comes to playing videos and audio files the VLC is the perfect software because it’s a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. VLC plays most codecs with no codec packs needed including MPEG-2, DivX, H.264, MKV, WebM, WMV, MP3. It also runs on Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and Unix.

Most people were surprised by the fact that Microsoft would charge money for an app to play DVDs on a PC despite enabling complete 3D Blu-Ray playback via a free first-party app on Xbox One.

The new Windows DVD Player app may make it easy to watch your favorite DVDs including both commercial and homemade discs in the DVD-Video format, but 1,500 is too much for a version of Windows Media Center, stripped of its functionality. I don’t think people will buy the App given that the pricing is too high and other media players are free. Reports Digital Trends.

Windows 10 is planning to give business owners a system that provides amazing functionality but the local business owners who sell movies in different estates were forgotten. Windows 10 is believed to be more personal and productive, with voice, pen and gesture inputs for natural interaction with PCs. It’s designed to work with Office and Skype and allows you to switch between apps and stay organized with Snap and Task View. The system is ready for corporate deployments that will help companies protect against modern cyber attacks, control the frequency of their updates and select the features and functionality that are right for each group of their employees.

 

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Erick Vateta
Tech Editor at Kachwanya.com
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Erick Vateta is a lawyer by training, poet, script and creative writer by talent, a model, and tech enthusiast. He covers International tech trends, data security and cyber attacks.
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