Microsoft today detailed its new improved media experience in Windows 8. Microsoft has improved its media experience in Windows 8 right from the codec support to UI of the media players. Microsoft designed this media experience with the following in mind,
- Maximize performance. We wanted media playback to be fast and responsive, enabling the full power of the hardware while maximizing battery life on each PC.
- Simplify development and extensibility. We wanted to provide a platform that could be easily extended and tailored for a given application, setting the stage for innovative custom media apps on Windows.
- Enable a breadth of scenarios. A high performance, high efficiency, extensible platform can then enable a wide range of music, video, communications, and other multimedia apps.
I think we should be able to enjoy fluid and rich media experience on Windows 8 devices without compromising battery life.
Read more at Building Windows 8 blog.