Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Saturday August 06, 2011

Windows 8 Excludes Dolby Technologies

Dolby Labs has reported that Microsoft has decided not to include Dolby technology in the upcoming release of Windows 8. This is a surprising move on Microsoft’s part considering Dolby is included in Windows 7. Dolby shares fell 18% on Friday on the news.

The absence of Dolby technologies in current Windows 8 builds does not inherently imply that the OS will not support DVD playback or digital surround sound. It is possible that Microsoft will choose to license these technologies from another provider