Posts Tagged ‘windows media player’

Want DVD Playback on Windows 10? That will be $14.99, Thanks

Friday, August 7th, 2015

Perhaps this explains why Microsoft can afford to offer Windows 10 free to Windows 7 & 8 users?

Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system ships without DVD playback capabilities. When you insert a video DVD into the drive of a computer running Windows 10 you will realize quickly that the DVD won’t play on the computer. Instead, you get an option to search the store for suitable applications or use another program installed on the PC itself (when you right-click and select autoplay for instance).


Top Alternatives for Windows Media Center

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

I’m gonna miss Windows Media Center, but fortunately there are plenty of replacements …

Now that Microsoft confirmed that Windows Media Center won’t be part of Windows 10, it is time to look at suitable alternatives for the build in program. Microsoft called Windows Media Center an “entertainment system” for the whole PC. It supported the recording of HDTV (with the correct equipment), playback of media, music playback, photo streams and online streaming. The program was only available in some versions of Windows and should not be confused with Windows Media Player which Windows 10 will still ship with.


Beware of Deceptive Apps in Windows Store

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

It turns out that we always need to be on the lookout for scams … even when browsing for apps at the Windows store …

Back in June I mentioned that Windows Store had its fair share of what I called then media player spam. This referred to dozens of media player apps that were designed to confuse and for the most part rip off users of the store. Some used official names, other icons and colors of popular tools, and all cost money to buy.


Repair Windows Media Player with Microsoft Fix It

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

If you’re having problems with Windows Media Player, this might help …

Microsoft has released a new Fix It solution to repair several Windows Media Player solutions. A Fix It solution is a script that runs like any other executable. It will directly repair problems in the Windows operating system or programs running on it without further user interaction.


HTML5 Extension for Windows Media Player Firefox Add-on

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

Here’s a solution for Firefox’s problems with HTML5 video … sort of.

There is still some confusion surrounding HTML5 video formats and which browser supports which. Mozilla Firefox for instance does not support the H.264 video format which means that users who encounter videos encoded in the format will not be able to view them in the browser, unless the site that is offering them is offering the WebM codec as well which is supported by the web browser. But if there is not a fallback it means that the video cannot be played in Firefox.