How to enable AV1 video support in Windows 10

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Trying to play a video using the AV1 codec, but failed. it won't play on Windows 10? That's because you don't have the codec required to play AV1 videos. Here's how to get it for free now.

AV1 is developed by the Alliance for Open Media. The AOMedia Video 1 (AV1) is an free and open source video codec designed specifically to become the next standard for video streaming over the internet. It can save up to 40%.

It's expected to replace Google's VP9 codec and take over the HEVC/H.265 codec.

Although there isn't a lot of content encoded with AV1, if you want to stay ahead of the curve, or you came across a video using the new codec, and you can't watch it, Microsoft is already making available an extension for Windows 10 to play AV1 videos on your device.

In this Windows 10 guide, we'll show you the steps to add AV1 codec support to your system running the October 2018 Update or later.

How to add AV1 codec support to Windows 10

To play videos encoded with the AV1 codec on Windows 10, follow these steps:

1. Open Microsoft Store.
2. Search for AV1 Video Extension, and click the result then click on the get button.

3. Click the Install button.

Finish, Now  Your device have AV1 video support. you can play now any AV1 videos. A file or on the web, Windows 10 will be able to play the video using the Movies & TV app or in Microsoft Edge.

This is an early preview of the codec for Windows 10, which means that performance issues or any type of bugs are expected . If you install the package now, and your device is configured to receive updates for apps automatically, future releases of the codec will install automatically.

If you no longer need the AV1 playback codec, you can remove the extension.

1. Open Settings
2. Click on Apps.
3. Click on Apps & Features.
4. Select AV1 Video Extension.
5. Click the Uninstall Button.

6. Done.

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