FYI: Win 10 Update Removes Windows Media Player

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TerribleWaste

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Microsoft has been hard at work killing native apps in favour of the pitiful Universal apps. First they came for the trusty utility apps (Calculator, Sticky Notes etc); then they shot Control Panel in the knee severely crippling it. Next they dealt Paint a deathblow and burried it at the Cemetery of Abandoware. And now it looks like Windows Media Player is in the crosshairs.

Update KB4046355 from Microsoft disables Windows Media Player in favour of the weak Groove app.

https://www.ghacks.net/2017/10/09/beware-update-kb4046355-removes-windows-media-player/
https://betanews.com/2017/10/09/windows-10-update-removes-windows-media-player/

Damn MS! WMP is the only music player I know, and I can't live without SRS. Arguably the best sounding consumer media player and library.
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#2
I like their latest media player it has an option to minimize video player to a floating player and continue using other apps while a kasmall screen plays video.
And if u have many videos in one folder it plays them continuously unlike in vlc whereby u load all videos to a player hence hogging down your ram
 

amun

Village Elder
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Microsoft has been hard at work killing native apps in favour of the pitiful Universal apps.

Damn MS! WMP is the only music player I know, and I can't live without SRS. Arguably the best sounding consumer media player and library.
its more of a calculated move to protect themselves against piracy by association related pitfalls, one of the most used features on WMP was the CD RIP functionality, think along those lines
 
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TerribleWaste

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The update removes Windows Media
Player from the device (files and
context menu entries), but it does not
prevent users from installing it again.
Unaweza kumbuka how MS has been removing stuff like IIS, Calculator, Control panel, PhotoViewer....? The did it in steps. First they rolled updates to disable them, next to make them very hard to run without overwriting dll's or making registry changes... then the next update removes them entirely. And you have to copy them from old versions and edit registry to put them back... and sometimes that does not work at all. The next few updates will remove it completely. Where is Windows Media Center now?
 
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TerribleWaste

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its more of a calculated move to protect themselves against piracy by association related pitfalls, one of the most used features on WMP was the CD RIP functionality, think along those lines
The should just have removed CD ripping. This effectively kills their WMA format as well because I don't think there is a ripper out there that rips to WMA (by default). And MP3 format does not require licensing now... WMA was dead anyway lol.
 
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TerribleWaste

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Wenye hawajai hama windows 7 na Ubuntu tuketi wapi?
I tried Ubuntu 17.10 beta2: the screen went crazy after waking from sleep. I saw all the colours of the rainbow.

EDIT: Oh and Win 7 is old dude. Use Win8.1. Recognizes USBs faster and has a better file copy dialog.
 

MuBig

Village Elder
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I tried Ubuntu 17.10 beta2: the screen went crazy after waking from sleep. I saw all the colours of the rainbow.

EDIT: Oh and Win 7 is old dude. Use Win8.1. Recognizes USBs faster and has a better file copy dialog.
Win 8? Kwani ulinunua StartIsBack ama unatumia the horrendous Start button that is on Win8. Hiyo kitu niliguza wakati ilitokea nika reinstall Win 7 pap. f**k hiyo stuff.
 

imei2012

Village Elder
#17
The should just have removed CD ripping. This effectively kills their WMA format as well because I don't think there is a ripper out there that rips to WMA (by default). And MP3 format does not require licensing now... WMA was dead anyway lol.
In this time and age bado watu hutumia CDs? Hata rig yangu nilinunua case haina optical drive like cd rom coz in my humbe opinion physical disks like CDs are surely on the death bed!
 
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TerribleWaste

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Win 8? Kwani ulinunua StartIsBack ama unatumia the horrendous Start button that is on Win8. Hiyo kitu niliguza wakati ilitokea nika reinstall Win 7 pap. f**k hiyo stuff.
The menu and Win 8 shortcuts are pretty useful and practical if you get used to them. Microsoft got it right the first time it's just that the general public has a morbid fear of change... and the critics did not help either. Never needed StartIsBack or any equivalent of it.
 
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Deorro

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I tried Ubuntu 17.10 beta2: the screen went crazy after waking from sleep. I saw all the colours of the rainbow.

EDIT: Oh and Win 7 is old dude. Use Win8.1. Recognizes USBs faster and has a better file copy dialog.
people are so fucking resistant to change, kwanza hawa watu wamekwamilia windows 7 with their best ever OS claims mimi hushangaa form yao ni gani
 

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