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Windows 11 Will Finally Stop Playing Videos in ‘Movies & TV’

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Slowly however absolutely, Microsoft has been going by all of the system functions in Home windows and overhauling them for Home windows 11. The corporate started testing a Notepad update final month, and now upgrades to Calendar and Media Participant are within the works.

Microsoft introduced a new Media Player application in Windows 11 final yr, which changed the previous ‘Groove’ music participant. It principally serves as a music library, much like Apple’s iTunes and Music functions, however it may additionally play video recordsdata (and music with out importing). Beginning with Media Participant 11.2206.30.0, which is presently being tested with Windows Insiders within the Home windows 11 Dev Channel, Media Participant is now the default software for opening video recordsdata in your PC as a substitute of the ‘Motion pictures & TV’ app.

The Motion pictures & TV app was first included in Home windows 10, primarily to play films and reveals bought from the Microsoft Retailer. It additionally changed the basic Home windows Media Participant because the default software for opening video and audio recordsdata, although it nonetheless doesn’t have many playback choices, and Windows Media Player continued to be included in Windows 10. Microsoft made the older Home windows Media Participant an elective obtain in Home windows 11.

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Talking of the basic Home windows Media Participant, the brand new Media Participant can be receiving one among its greatest options: the flexibility to tear CD discs. You may select between AAC, WMA, FLAC, and ALAC format when importing music from a CD, and a number of bitrate choices can be found. It’s humorous to think about CD ripping as a brand new characteristic in 2022, however CDs are nonetheless round, and other people with Home windows 11 now received’t need to reinstall the traditional Home windows Media Participant (or obtain a third-party software) to repeat the contents.

It seems to be like Microsoft is positioning the brand new Media Participant as the primary software for multimedia on Home windows, which is actually higher than the mishmash of three apps (previous Media Participant, Groove, and Motion pictures & TV) that we had on Home windows 10. The Motion pictures & TV software isn’t going away, although — the truth is, Microsoft is including native Arm64 assist for the app within the Home windows 11 Dev Channel.

Supply: Windows Blog