- Andrew Richardson
- Software engineer, business owner, husband, runner and member of my pack of four-legged girls.
- 2013 (60)
- NFL Pro Bowl: Ugh
- How Spectrum Sharing Would Work
- My Next iPhone
- Here's To the Misfit
- More On a Facebook Smartphone
- Facebook Is Building The Facebook Phone Right In F...
- Warren Buffet Buys 26 Local Papers
- Christie Advances Sports-Betting Plan in Face of F...
- Russian Space Agency Confirms Plans for Moon Base
- Gruber's New Talk Show
- Microsoft Set To Release Office for iOS and Androi...
- Zuckerberg, Banks Sued Over Facebook IPO
- Bond: Skyfall
- Dan Benjamin: Regarding The Talk Show
- Nasdaq 'Embarrassed' About Facebook Delay
- Thurrott: Windows 8 Ditches the Aero Interface
- Mark Zuckerberg Ties the Knot
- IPO Syndicate: If You Can Get It, Run The Other Wa...
- Further Musings On Gruber's Split From 5by5
- John Gruber Takes Ball, Goes To Mule Radio
- ∴ Facebook Does a Faceplant, Recovers
- Ridley Scott and Hampton Fancher In 'Blade Runner'...
- Aaron Sorkin Talks About Writing the Upcoming Stev...
- Saverin: I'll Pay Taxes On Anything I Earned As a ...
- Making the Love Happen On Pandora
- Lenovo Refreshes Its ThinkPad T, W, L and X Lines
- The $144,146,165 Button
- Why Nikola Tesla Was the Greatest Geek Who Ever Li...
- What Eduardo Saverin Owes America
- Keep Calm and Carry On
- Mike Shanahan Says Robert Griffin III Will Start F...
- Microsoft's DVD-less Windows 8 Explained
- Weekend Reads: Why are we still in 'Vietghanistan?...
- Woman Trashes Ex-boyfriend's House, Brags About It...
- Weekend Reads: The Incredulity Problem
- Windows 8 Drops DVD Playback
- Kindle Fire: the Fruitcake of Tablets
- Target Stores To Phase Out Kindle Products
- Rumor: How Apple Will Become a Mobile Carrier
- 2011 (548)
- 2010 (23)
Ed Bott, writing for ZDNet:
“Microsoft’s decision to remove support for playing DVD movies in Windows 8 has caused some confusion. If the VLC media player can provide DVD support for free, why can’t Microsoft? For starters, Microsoft isn’t French.”
I speculated that Microsoft was looking ahead to a DVD-less hardware future, but in fact they're just avoiding the headaches and fees attending that technology. If Windows 8 customers want DVD playback, they'll have to find someone else's software to make it happen.
Reminds me of Steve Jobs' claim that Apple would skip Blu-ray support until its licensing complexity was sorted out by the marketplace, because it was a "bag of hurt." Now that Netflix, Apple, Amazon and others are successfully streaming video content, make that 'never.' Good riddance.