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#1 SharmanNet

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 09:40 AM

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Windows 7 comes ready to play all your favorite "downloaded" videos.

One of the new features announced at the recent Windows 7 Reviewer’s Workshop in LA is that Windows 7 will natively support a number of popular media formats, so that users don’t have to worry about finding, installing and downloading third-party codecs.

This is an evolution in media support which is similar to the inclusion of native MPEG-2 playback in Windows Vista, providing the DVD playback functionality which was missing in Windows XP.

Windows 7 will also support H.264 video and AAC audio. The support for AAC will be welcome news for people with music and video that has been encoded in Apple iTunes, as Windows 7 will be able to play all iTunes media through Windows Media Player.Unfortunately, this won't apply to media that has been purchased from Apple's iTunes store, because Windows 7 can't decode the Apple FairPlay DRM, which Apple refuses to license to anyone else.

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#2 Syzygy

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 11:15 AM

They should just pre-install K-Lite Codec Pack or something.

#3 Preath

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 02:56 PM

Wow, thats nice. Another good thing to keep Windows clean from software that slowdown the computer. And yet another thing to make you use just ONE media player and not two or more to just play some other fileformats.

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 03:53 PM

Keep it up MS GJ

#5 FalseAgent

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 03:54 PM

kickass! No more itunes just for AAC, and no more extra settings to meddle around with when i'm playing a DivX movie! (DivX places a icon in the systray, right?)

#6 arkanbh

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 04:13 PM

i'm testing de 6801

but XVID movies crashed.... :)

#7 endrit10

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 04:24 PM

XVID is a dieing codec.
DivX owns my bones.

Microsoft is really opening thier horizons.

They are coming out with built in reg cleaners, tweakers.
Theres even rumors that there will not be a need to patch UXTheme.
It will come fully customizeable to maximize looks and performance.

During install they will let you choose software, but i think that you should get questions like:

Do you have one computer that uses one connection?
Will more than one person be using this computer?
Do you use wireless internet?
Etc Etc

and if you click yes/no it disables/enables some services that do/dont apply to you
Will really improve out of box performance

Edited by endrit10, 03 November 2008 - 04:27 PM.


#8 arkanbh

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 06:58 PM

XVID is a dieing codec.
DivX owns my bones.

Microsoft is really opening thier horizons.


my movies xxx using xvid codec :)

the M$ expandig he horizons...but the slowing in boot is very poor...

i hate the waiting....

the w7 is runing in virtualbox...2 days with errors.

#9 endrit10

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 07:14 PM

Your the only one so far that i PERSONALLY know of that has issues with W7

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 07:51 PM


XVID is a dieing codec.
DivX owns my bones.

Microsoft is really opening thier horizons.


my movies xxx using xvid codec :)

the M$ expandig he horizons...but the slowing in boot is very poor...

i hate the waiting....

the w7 is runing in virtualbox...2 days with errors.



Running it in a vm is probably your problem.

#11 Culprit

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 08:03 PM

very nice i like that

#12 CommonSense

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 08:23 PM

Does this mean WMP can play .avi now?

It could never play the video, I only heard sound. Thank God for VLC :lol:

#13 endrit10

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 08:29 PM

VLC OWNS.

But the only thing is that its so f**king ugly!

Still its my main and only media player.

#14 CommonSense

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 08:30 PM

Skin it :lol:

I use the WMP 11 Skin. It looks... uh... better. That's the word :D

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 10:00 PM

Does this mean WMP can play .avi now?

It could never play the video, I only heard sound. Thank God for VLC :lol:

Thank the lord.
Limewire will be so much easier to use out of the box.

#16 Airflow

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 10:46 PM

Well, this is all great and all, and I agree with the posts above, but what about the size of the installation? I hope we don't end up with those DL 7.5GB installation disks like that of Leopard (no offense to Leopard, it's my god tbh ;D)

Although, I do find that Microsoft is making Windows 7 sound like the cry for the user injustice, now our prayers will be answered xD

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Posted 16 November 2008 - 05:54 AM

i was suprised to see this, beings that all 400+ of my avi mkv etc. etc. files did NOT work out of the box. i went ahead and threw on ffdshow and it worked fine after that, same with w.m.c. so some people may have it working out of the box, but i am using 6801 x64 on my c2d and it didnt work. just saying. anyone with 64 bit setups have it working right out of the box?

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