Well this is just a short heads up post. Windows Media Center is now dead has been discontinued. Microsoft did announce this during the developer conference and thus it wont be shipping with Windows 10. Bad news for you if you rely on it a lot. I dont think even most would be using it anyways. Since the launch of Windows 7 about 7 years back there has been not even a single major update to Media Center or Windows Media player. Windows Media player has been stuck and will always remain at version 12 it seems. There is no indication what-so ever that a new iteration of WMP ie Windows Media Player will debut on the Windows 10 although the mobile version do see continued development. I dont blame Microsoft for this as in itself WMP does a good enough job and well I dont see the use in investing time to get features like that in VLC. Also installing some codec pack will enable you to play all formats on WMP as you can do with VLC. For my desktop media management I used and still use WMP alone. I have jumped a lot of players but finally stuck to WMP. As for as Windows Media Center I rarely use it. For those who watch cable TV on the desktop XBMC or Miro may be a replacement. But I dont think many have a TV tune card plugged into their desktop. The only option now is to use Xbox which comes with a TV Tuner card built in. So well just comment what you feel. I think WMP does need a good refresh.