Windows 10 for Phones will have native FLAC support

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. Considering that there is no loss of quality because of this compression, the format is extremely popular. Microsoft executive Joe Belfiore has now revealed that Windows 10 for phones and tablets will also natively support this file format.

However, native FLAC support will not be available in the first insider build; which is slated for a February release, but will come a few months later according to Belfiore.

This will surely be a welcome addition to most and will also further emphasize how Windows 10 is being streamlined for devices running the OS. Interestingly, Windows 10 supports MKV format as well, but there has been no word on MKV support for Windows 10 for phones yet. Natively supporting both the file formats will surely receive a warm welcome among the majority of the Windows Phone community considering the popularity of the said formats.

Source: Joe Belfiore (Twitter) via WMPoweruser

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