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Windows 10 to support FLAC and MKV

Windows 10 to support FLAC and MKV

Windows 10 to support FLAC and MKV

Windows 10 to support FLAC and MKV

 

Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system promises many improvements, which now includes support for FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) and MKV (a popular container for H.264 video) out of the box, without the need for instaling additional programs such as VLC player. 

 Windows 10 to support FLAC and MKV

 

This means that Windows Media player will be much more usable for a large number of users, making Windows a much better OS for media consumption. 

Playback of non-standard file formats will be a much loved addition to Windows 10, especially given how many of us enthusiasts install media players like VLC and others every time we install an OS, hopefully Microsoft will continue to add more useful features and options to Windows 10 and make it their best OS to date. You know what they say, every other Microsoft OS is a good one...

 

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27-11-2014, 04:17:59

Greenback
I'm starting to look forward to windows 10, vlc gets installed along with my motherboard and gpu drivers. The only thing I'm not liking about windows 10 is the tiles in the start menu I hope they put a metro option in, I like how I have windows 8 setupQuote

27-11-2014, 04:29:09

YouWhat
I been really looking forward to it being released myself, it is really starting to look like the next mass update for the majority of users out there, and businesses that are looking to upgrade to Windows 7 or 8.x will now be looking to Windows 10, so they will no doubt end up holding off the upgrade till it has matured a little.

Next week (1st December 2014) is currently scheduled for an update to the Technical Preview that has currently been released, although the build number is rumoured to be the same. As of yet it is unconfirmed, but this update will require users to perform a clean install of it to get the most from this update, and the new stability that it will bring along with it, although the upgrade options are enabled in the installation process.

There are 2 development lines on this, the Slow and Fast, the slow build is the current relase that is out there in the wild, but with the majority of the bugs that have been reported being fixed, although the development of the Fast line still progresses with adding things like new features and options, whilst as mentioned the Slow line takes the best of the Fast builds, and then applies the bug fixes and updates that are needed to bring it in line with the current fast build.

There will be a few new features coming out and the SLi / x-fire bugs that some users have gotten with their combination of hardware is looking to be fixed (not just patched) out of the box.

I have been holding off on a clean install of Windows on my rig for a couple of weeks now whilst I have been waiting for this release as the improvements that are brought about in this and the general state of the build, is reported to be very stable and a lot quicker, along with better implementation of the directx layer for improvements in games etc so the frame rates will of improved a lot (see my review on current preview release here).

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Originally Posted by Greenback View Post
I'm starting to look forward to windows 10, vlc gets installed along with my motherboard and gpu drivers. The only thing I'm not liking about windows 10 is the tiles in the start menu I hope they put a metro option in, I like how I have windows 8 setup
There is already an option to drop back to the Windows 8.x style metro start screen, right click on the task bar and select propeties, and it is somewhere there in the options.Quote

27-11-2014, 04:37:50

barnsley
I've been looking forward to Windows 10 since the preview. Its a great mix between 8.1 and 7. This just seals the deal for me Quote

27-11-2014, 05:08:53

Greenback
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Originally Posted by YouWhat View Post
There is already an option to drop back to the Windows 8.x style metro start screen, right click on the task bar and select propeties, and it is somewhere there in the options.
That's me moving to windows 10 then hope they do the free upgrade

may have to try the preview next week then see how it goesQuote

27-11-2014, 05:13:42

Excalabur50
Awesome now all they have to do is support DTS and they would have a trifectaQuote
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