All posts tagged Media

Windows 8 Media Center / Player

Given the changing landscape, the cost of decoder licensing, and the importance of a straight forward edition plan, we’ve decided to make Windows Media Center available to Windows 8 customers via the Add Features to Windows 8 control panel (formerly known as Windows Anytime Upgrade). This ensures that customers who are interested in Media Center have a convenient way to get it. Windows Media Player will continue to be available in all editions, but without DVD playback support. For optical discs playback on new Windows 8 devices, we are going to rely on the many quality solutions on the market, which provide great experiences for both DVD and Blu-ray.

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Windows Media Services 2008 for Windows Server 2008 R2

This software is an optional supplement to the Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system. In Windows Server 2008 R2, the Streaming Media Services role (which includes the latest version of Windows Media Services) is not included in Server Manager. To obtain Windows Media Services for Windows Server 2008 R2, you must run the Streaming Media Services role installer file on the platform.

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Windows 7 Media Center: Netflix and Internet TV

Just days before it officially launched Windows 7 around the world, Microsoft quietly updated the Windows Media Center component of that OS, dramatically increasing the availability of online content. The update takes two forms: Compatibility with Netflix "Instant Queue" streaming and the final version of Internet TV, which provides a pretty decent selection of free TV show content as well as, surprise, surprise, access to video podcasts via Zune Marketplace.

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