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Windows 7: Why didn't MS include native BluRay support in Windows ?

16 Dec 2010   #1
JordanJP

Windows 7 baby ! : D
 
 
Why didn't MS include native BluRay support in Windows ?

Just wondering why ? It's such a popular media format and I have to use a third party such as PowerDVD to play Blurays.

Does it have to do with copyright acts or whatever ?


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16 Dec 2010   #2
Prof Kerfuffle

Windows 7 Professional (x64/SP1) /Linux Mint 16
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JordanJP View Post
Just wondering why ? It's such a popular media format and I have to use a third party such as PowerDVD to play Blurays.

Does it have to do with copyright acts or whatever ?
I am sure most normal pc's cannot handle Bluray, infact Microsoft are the most widely used os for home and business computing. No os have native support for Bluray.

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Microsoft only just had support for dvd's in XP but still then you required a codec to play dvd's on WMP.

Even HD-DVD never got support on Windows Vista (when it was not dead)
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16 Dec 2010   #3
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Supporting Companies

The Blu-ray Disc Association has member companies from the consumer electronics (CE), information technology (IT), media and software industries. The lists below include current members as well as applicants.
For more information about the various membership levels and how to become a member, please refer to the the Association section in the menu.



Board of Directors
Apple, Inc.
Dell, Inc.
Hewlett-Packard Company
Hitachi, Ltd.
Intel Corporation
LG Electronics Inc.
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Oracle Corporation
Panasonic Corporation
Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
Pioneer Corporation
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Sharp Corporation
Sony Corporation
TDK Corporation
Technicolor
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
The Walt Disney Studios
Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
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16 Dec 2010   #4
JordanJP

Windows 7 baby ! : D
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zepher View Post
Supporting Companies

The Blu-ray Disc Association has member companies from the consumer electronics (CE), information technology (IT), media and software industries. The lists below include current members as well as applicants.
For more information about the various membership levels and how to become a member, please refer to the the Association section in the menu.



Board of Directors
Apple, Inc.
Dell, Inc.
Hewlett-Packard Company
Hitachi, Ltd.
Intel Corporation
LG Electronics Inc.
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Oracle Corporation
Panasonic Corporation
Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
Pioneer Corporation
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Sharp Corporation
Sony Corporation
TDK Corporation
Technicolor
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
The Walt Disney Studios
Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
So If I understand correctly MS doesn't want to partner with Apple on this one ?
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