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For which codecs/containers does Windows Media Player now have inbuilt support with Windows 8?

Do I still need to download and install something like K-Lite with Windows 8, or have they bundled codecs in to play the myriad of media types on the web? (.mkv, xvid, h264, etc.)

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marked as duplicate by Journeyman Geek, slhck Nov 2 '12 at 9:12

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.mkv is not a codec, it's a container. – akira Nov 2 '12 at 9:10

The best overview to this question is

"Formats popular among the enthusiast community or with specific developers such as FLAC, MKV, and OGG, can have their own CODECs packaged as part of a Metro style app, since the Windows 8 media platform is highly extensible."

So, to play "everything" you still have to install individual codecs or packs.

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