Windows 10 will have native support for FLAC and MKV files

Microsoft is taking steps to adapt to modern times in the consumption of multimedia content. Windows 10 gained native support for high-quality video and audio music formats, without relying on alternative programs for installing codecs.

The novelty includes the FLAC format, which promises the loss-free audio experience present in any MP3 conversion, and the MKV, normally used for high definition video files.

Below is the capture of Gabriel Aul, a member of Microsoft’s Windows Insider program for system testing, showing audio support in FLAC. In addition, the company had already missed support for MKV.


This means that these files can be played directly in Windows Media Player, but support is provided across the platform, so you can play these files in any program without the need for any plug-in. Today, Windows requires the use of programs such as the K-Lite Codec Pack to run alternative media formats.

Via Engadget

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