Are DVDs Dying? Windows 8 Drops DVD Playback Support!

Claiming that the use of DVDs is on decline on personal computers for playback, Microsoft's Windows 8 engineering team has decided to drop the support for DVD playback. Those who still want it will have to separately purchase Media Center or rely on third party DVD playback software. In addition to dolby digital playback codec, Windows 8 will support H.264, VC-1, MP4, AAC, WMA, MP3, PCM formats and says that the focus of Windows 8 will be online media.

I'm quite sure that this is going to be a 'huge' thing. Windows commands over 80% of desktop share (not aware of the latest figures) and Windows 8 is only going to push it forward. That means, DVDs will have a hard time to struggle!

I believe the Optical Media itself is on the verge of dying. CDs are Dead, DVDs will die in next 2-3 years, 'Cloud storage' will emerge! What say you?
Sahithi Pallavi

Sahithi Pallavi

Computer Science
PS : Yes Floppies dead, CDs dead, DVDs are dying. Not only to computers, even to televisions, Cars, I'm not able find CD players, DVD players anywhere these days. Everybody is using LCDs, LEDs with pen drive access.
DVDs gonna die for sure. And What is the future of pen drives?

I wonder Why WIndows 8 ignored DVD support. May be they are seeing the future.

Sorry for posting PS first and my view next 😛
Ankita Katdare

Ankita Katdare

Computer Science
True. Now-a-days even 8 or 16 GB pen-drives fail to suffice our needs. DVDs are long gone.
Cloud is the present and the future is unpredictable.
Anoop Kumar

Anoop Kumar

Branch Unspecified
Time for:
[​IMG]😛
Sahithi Pallavi

Sahithi Pallavi

Computer Science
ianoop - ha ha. Nice one 😁
Clouds in clouds 👍
But there are *lot of* disadvantages associated with cloud computing. First, you don't have the ownership of the data stored in someone else's cloud. If you put your top secret research paper in Google Drive, you might just find that Google has published it online and you can't argue; because their terms and conditions say so.

Then the next trouble is when the cloud fails! Your sensitive data is zapped and you can't do a thing about it unless you've backup copies on your local machines. There are techniques being developed to tackle this problem and I think it's called 'Distributed' cloud; where multiple copies of your files are stored on geographically separated computers so that the risk of damage is minimum.
Ankita Katdare

Ankita Katdare

Computer Science
The_Big_K
But there are *lot of* disadvantages associated with cloud computing. First, you don't have the ownership of the data stored in someone else's cloud. If you put your top secret research paper in Google Drive, you might just find that Google has published it online and you can't argue; because their terms and conditions say so.

Then the next trouble is when the cloud fails! Your sensitive data is zapped and you can't do a thing about it unless you've backup copies on your local machines. There are techniques being developed to tackle this problem and I think it's called 'Distributed' cloud; where multiple copies of your files are stored on geographically separated computers so that the risk of damage is minimum.
Right. For secure date right now, we have to go for 50 GB+ pen drives only.
Sahithi Pallavi

Sahithi Pallavi

Computer Science
AbraKaDabra
Right. For secure date right now, we have to go for 50 GB+ pen drives only.
Or External Hard disks 👍

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