Microsoft Launches Free AV1 Video Codec for Windows 10

Found on Softpedia on Saturday, 10 November 2018
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Oddly enough, the codec can only be installed on devices running Windows 10 October 2018 Update, which is no longer up for grabs after Microsoft pulled it last month. The October update came with several major bugs, including an issue that could have caused the removal of user files stored in libraries.

Microsoft says that while the codec should run smoothly on all Windows 10 devices, there’s a chance small performance issues may be spotted when playing AV1 videos. However, this is something that Microsoft promises to improve in the coming updates for the codec.

If they keep the most current Windows release as the minimum requirement, it will be a pretty useless release.