Windows 10 will support FLAC natively

For media enthusiasts, Windows 10 is shaping up to be a good OS for your next media player as Microsoft has announced that FLAC support will ship with Windows 10. This codec is widely used and will be a welcomed addition to Windows 10.

FLAC stands for 'Free Lossless Audio Codec' and can shrink a file to roughly 50-60% of its original size; when decompressed the file goes back to its original state. It's important to note that this is OS level support, so any Win32 or modern app will be able to take advantage of this feature.

This additional codec is not the only new media support coming to Windows 10; Neowin had uncovered that MKV support will also ship with Windows 10 as well.

The addition of FLAC support is only the latest feature to be revealed by Microsoft and if you want to catch up on all of the announcements relating to Windows 10, you can do so here.

Source and image credit: Gabe Aul

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