Windows 10: Windows 10 Media player?

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  1.    24 Jul 2015 #11

    You might need to install some codecs. Have a look at this one.
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       24 Jul 2015 #12

    WMP is still needed for online videos just like flash, other than that, it just another dinosaur.
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  3.    31 Aug 2015 #13

    The reality I am seeing with Win 10 is everything is being integrated with their cloud and server crap.
    As a force of past being Microsoft always promoted their WMV/WMA and DRM I never used Windows Media Player.
    I got hooked on K-Light and WMP Classic because it is routinely updated, free and not subject to hiding source code.
    It DOES what it's SUPPOSED TO DO and nothing more unlike Microsoft may use Telemetry to on what you are watching.

    As a wild example you are watching a School play of your kids called Ghost Busters and Microsoft gets word that your watching a Video stored on your PC called Ghost Busters. According to their EULA they can "in theory" access YOUR files on YOUR computer.
    That's if you read their Eula verbatim.

    What gets me is that Microsoft should be designing an OPERATING SYSTEM that runs your crap and get out of the APPS business.
    Meaning I USE MEDIA PLAYER CLASSIC because THEIR Media Player is inferior and I don't trust it.

    Same as Game makers should focus on a great game experience and stay out of the DRM business because they aren't going to win that argument.

    I find it hilarious the backlash on Windows 10 when users discovered all the telemetry and read the EULA.
    The Engineers at Microsoft probably expected people would be willing to just pull down their collar and say here is my throat now cut it like sheep.
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  4.    31 Aug 2015 #14

    TairikuOkami said: View Post
    WMP is still needed for online videos just like flash, other than that, it just another dinosaur.
    I'm not aware of WMP being needed for any online videos and/or flash.

    There are some sites that might require old Real or Quicktime browser plugins, however soon these plugins (even if they require WMP) won't work anymore because all browsers (Edge, Chrome, Firefox) soon won't support these plugins. And IE still does, however IE is being phased out in favor of Edge.

    I remove *most* of WMP via 'Turn Windows features on or off". I say *most* because I think some of WMP's framework still exists in Windows 10 after using 'Turn Windows features on or off' to uninstall it.
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