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Windows 10 gets native support for Free Lossless Audio Codec (FLAC)

Windows 10 gets native support for Free Lossless Audio Codec (FLAC)

Microsoft’s Gabriel Aul has teased us yet again, tweeting out a screenshot showcasing Windows Media Player in Windows 10 playing music with the FLAC audio format. Microsoft recently revealed that Windows 10 will also come with native support for MKV and High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC).

“FLAC stands for Free Lossless Audio Codec, an audio format similar to MP3, but lossless, meaning that audio is compressed in FLAC without any loss in quality. This is similar to how Zip works, except with FLAC you will get much better compression because it is designed specifically for audio, and you can play back compressed FLAC files in your favorite player just like you would an MP3 file,” the FLAC website states.

Check out the tweet below. The next preview build of Windows 10 is expected in January of next year. Stay tuned to WinBeta for all your Windows 10 needs!

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