Native FLAC support coming to Windows 10

— 11:46 AM on November 26, 2014

Microsoft is doubling down on support for exotic media formats. After introducing MKV support in build 9879 of the Windows 10 Technical Preview earlier this month, the company now has its sights set on FLAC—the lossless audio codec favored by audiophiles. See this tweet from Gabriel Aul of Microsoft's Operating Systems Group:

In case you can't tell, the screenshot shows a FLAC rip of Led Zeppelin IV (Deluxe Edition) playing in Windows Media Player 12.

The tweet doesn't say exactly when FLAC support will land in the Technical Preview, but I guess it's scheduled for early next year. In the meantime, there's always foobar2000 for your FLAC playback needs. (Thanks to Neowin for the link.)

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