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Would you buy a Metro Blu-ray/DVD playback application?

View Poll Results: Would you buy such a product?

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  • No, DVD playback should be part of Windows.

    22 61.11%
  • No, those prices are too expensive

    5 13.89%
  • Yes I would buy such a product at that price.

    5 13.89%
  • I would pay more so I can play DVDs and BDs

    1 2.78%
  • I would rather have more features.

    3 8.33%
  1. #31

    Posts : 740
    Windows 8.1

    Part of me is wondering if microsoft is planning to sell seperately such an app as I had described...

    How does one contact the dev team?

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  2. #32

    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
    Posts : 3,030
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64

    They definitely are, probably their own and they get a percentage of sales from the WinStore.
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  3. #33

    Posts : 993
    Windows 8 pro Retail

    You cannot directly contact the Microsoft Develop Team. BUT if you go to Microsoft's chat, one of the agents can get a member so you can voice your happiness with them.
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  4. #34

    Posts : 636
    Windows 7/8

    I voted no, prices to expensive because frankly, people will get their DVD/Blue-ray playback the same way they did before. As a free app that comes with the prebuild machine or DVD/Blue-ray player. OR the free VLC player.

    As OP said, in some small number of HTPC cases maybe it would make sense but in all other cases Cyberlink will come preinstalled on all computers and laptops with windows8 installed on them I'm sure...
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  5. #35

    Posts : 224

    hadn't had to burn a dvd in years..then when I had too I didn't have any and found them quite hard to find in local shops...and I work in a computer shop.....even our suppliers don't have many hanging around due to the sheer lack of demand of blank dvd's.

    as for blu ray.......complete waste of money, to even get remotly close to the video and audio quality the disks hold you'd need to spend thousands on sound and video equipment to appreicate it, anything less is pointless.

    blu ray is for those with too much money to burn on a tv and sound system, great if you have it but pointless if you don't.
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  6. #36

    Posts : 454
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center

    No, because that would imply I would use Windows 8, have any interest in trying to make Blu-Ray work on a PC (gave up years ago and will never buy another ArcSoft, PowerDVD, WinDVD, etc), and can't get by fine with VLC for on-demand viewing and XBMC for library viewing and 10' interface. I can't vote for any of the poll choices, because they aren't even remotely relevant to the way I think about these things.

    FTR, I owned one of each generation of Zune before jumping ship a couple of years ago, and the only Microsoft software I continue to use for multimedia is Media Center for DVR, and that's because it's the only game in town for CableCARD. Aside from this, Microsoft has been irrelevant to me for multimedia for about two years now, as much better programs are available for music, non-TV video, etc.
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  7. #37

    Posts : 740
    Windows 8.1

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lonewolf View Post
    You cannot directly contact the Microsoft Develop Team. BUT if you go to Microsoft's chat, one of the agents can get a member so you can voice your happiness with them.
    Which chat? I tried searching, but all of the top links are for websites that looks suspiciously like they're trying to look official.
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  8. #38

    Posts : 2
    win8 x64

    Quote Originally Posted by JCClouser View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by IceFire View Post
    None of those apps are Metro... Which is kind of my point.

    I'm mostly just looking for a basic program that just plays DVDs and BDs (and can run all BD-Java content) that works with the Metro interface.

    The bonus would be that, Providing Windows on ARM can use USB DVD/BD drives, you can watch your shows on one of those, too.
    Here's a lucrative thought...How about coding a Metro app that does just that! I believe it is open to anyone to create them with Microsoft's blessings.
    I'd be delighted to leave this to you, as my coding days went away with Cobol, Fortran, and GW-Basic....

    fortran, i haven't heard that since my Navy days - kool
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  9. #39

    Posts : 993
    Windows 8 pro Retail

    Ahem!! TnLobo!! Sort of forgot CICS, and Machine, and LETS not forget Basic C ***hmmmpffttt***
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