Microsoft says that the Edge web browser for Windows 10 will include support for Dolby Audio. The company announced today that Microsoft Edge for Windows 10 will have support for Dolby Audio format for websites that have HTML5, MSE, and EME support.
According to the software giant, Edge will have support for Dolby Audio Plus format that offers “crisp and clear audio in a broad range of channel configurations”, and Edge will be the first browser to support such audio format. The company continues saying that “websites will now be able to selectively support Dolby Audio as a premium sound experience”.
Windows 10 already includes support for the Dolby Digital Plus Portable Mode, which allows a dynamic range of control settings to optimize the sound experience on built-in speakers and headphones. The new improvements will apply in the same way to websites running in Microsoft Edge.
Dolby Audio is compatible with current DASH (MP4) and HLS (M2TS) file formats, and so can be included with progressive download HTML5 content, adaptive streaming HLS or MSE/EME MP4 content.
Even more features coming
In another related topic, Windows 10 build 10125 recently leaked onto the web and it brings a few new changes to Microsoft Edge (Project Spartan) worth pointing out. For example, in build 10125, the browser version has jump from 13.10122 to 15.10125, and users will find that they can now pin the Settings pane while browsing.
Furthermore, Microsoft is dividing the Setting page into two sections. The first pages contains all the common features and options, such as options to change what content should appear in the new tab page, reading view configurations, and clearing browsing data. While the “Advanced settings” section includes less common and more advanced settings, such as disable Adobe Flash Player, Cortana, SmartScreen Filter, page prediction to speed up browsing, and whether to allow sites save protected media licenses on your device, option new to build 10125.
Finally, Project Spartan version 15.10125 allows videos to play in full screen mode. Up until Windows 10 build 10122, sending a video to full screen will leave the taskbar visible at all time, now it’s not the case anymore.