64-bit a must for HD playback
"64-bit a must for HD playback"
Published: 26th August 2006 | Source: N/A |
It is expected that third-party software developers may support next-generation optical disc playback on 32-bit machines - if Hollywood lets them.
Earlier this week in Australia, Microsoft Senior Program Manager Steve Riley revealed that Windows Media Player 11 will not play HD content from HD DVD or BD sources unless it's running under a 64-bit version of Vista. According to Riley, 32-bit mode is too open to hacks designed to bypass the optical discs' copy-protection mechanisms.
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