How to Enable AV1 Video Playback Support in Windows 10 (AV1 Video Extension)

    If you’re unable to watch video using AV1 codec in Windows 10, it’s because of missing codec. In this post learn, how to get it for free.

    How to Enable AV1 Video Playback Support in Windows 10

    AOMedia Video 1 (AV1) is an open source video codec is developed by Alliance for Open Media specifically for video transmissions over the Internet.

    AV1 codec is in trend, but you won’t find much content encoded with this codec. In case, you recently find video encoded with this codec but unable to play it in Windows 10 PC, it’s because AV1 Codec is missing in Windows 10.

    Microsoft was working on developing AV1 Video Extension for Windows 10. The app was under development for a long time. Starting today, the company has released AV1 Codec app for Windows 10 which is available for download in the Microsoft Store

    AV1 Video Extension for Windows 10

    AV1 Video Extension app you can play videos encoded with AV1 in your favorite video app on your Windows 10 device. This extension helps video apps installed on Windows 10 play videos that have been encoded using the AV1 video coding standard developed by the Alliance for Open Media.

    In upcoming lines, you will learn how to add AV1 Codec support on Windows 10 PC. Here’s what you need to do:

    • Download AV1 Video Extension from Microsoft Store.
    • Once installation completes, you don’t have to perform additional steps. After installing AV1 Codec extension you will be able to play video encoded by AV1 coded using default Movies & TV app or in Classic Edge browser.

    At any point, if you want to want to remove playback codec, then here’s how you can do that:

    Go to Settings > Apps > Apps & features. Here scroll down to AV1 Video Extension and then click on the Uninstall button.

    remove av1 video extension from Windows 10

    You can also check following YouTube video for more information:

    Do you manage to get AV1 Codec support on Windows 10 PC? Find this blog post full useful? Let us know in the comments.

    Viney Dhiman
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