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Windows 7 to support DivX, XviD, H.264 and AAC

Posted on Monday, November 17 2008 @ 21:11:52 CET by

Microsoft decided to add native support for popular audio and video codecs, such as DivX, XviD, H.264, and AAC, to the upcoming version of Windows. Here's a look at all the decoders that Windows 7 will feature:

More info about the Windows 7 decoders and encoders can be found at istartedsomething. The site also unveils Microsoft will build transcoding capabilities right into the Windows 7 shell:
From what I can at least gather from the presentation, transcoding is actually built right into the Windows 7 shell. That is, if you drag and drop a video from your desktop to your portable media player, the conversion will happen automatically. Personally, anything that removes unnecessary third-party bloatware to add content to portable devices gets my vote.



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