Export Native Windows 10 Preview MKV/HEVC formats to Windows 8.1?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by JakeStockton, Nov 5, 2014.

  1. JakeStockton

    JakeStockton MDL Novice

    Sep 4, 2013
    Not really sure if this is a Windows 10 Forum topic or 8 Forum topic.....

    I use Windows 8.1 Pro Media Center and at this point in time I can not use the Windows 10 Preview in it's current release.

    Is there anyone working on porting the new native codec support in Windows 10 back to Windows 8.1 for us Media Center users?

    Ideally it would allow for native streaming of MKV and HEVC to Xbox 360 Media Center without the need for installing packs like Shark007 -- which works well, but still is a 3rd party solution with updates nearly every week.

    Also, it would be interesting to know if these new codecs are just for decoding or are they built for encoding and transcoding too?
  2. c3po

    c3po MDL Junior Member

    Feb 12, 2009
    HEVC is a codec, but mkv is not - just a container. If you install Haali you can play in WMP with windows codecs in Windows 7, 8, 8.1
    Also even in Windows 10 is not working well - some movies don't play. The support has just appeared in 9860 and today Microsoft confirmed they will implement mkv support.
  3. alexwilson

    alexwilson MDL Junior Member

    Oct 8, 2014
    Build 9879 ships with an encoder "mfh265enc.dll", so encoding and transcoding will be supported.