In an official blog post today, Microsoft has revealed that Edge (the upcoming browser for Windows 10) will support Dolby Audio so web apps and web sites can deliver rich content and compelling media experiences. Microsoft wants Edge to support the most demanding requirements from media websites and adding Dolby Audio support “fits with this goal.”
“Today, we are announcing that Microsoft Edge includes HTML5, MSE and EME support for a new audio format: Dolby Audio™. It allows websites to match the compelling visuals of H.264 video with equally compelling multi-channel audio. It works well with AVC/H.264 video and also with our previously announced HLS and MPEG DASH Type 1 streaming features, which both support integrated playback of an HLS or DASH manifest,” Microsoft stated in an official blog post.
Microsoft Edge will be the first browser to support the multi-channel Dolby Digital Plus audio format. Windows 10 also includes support for the Dolby Digital Plus Portable Mode, which is a dynamic range control setting that is optimized for playback over built-in speakers and headphones. For a more technical read, head over here to read the full blog post.