Media Feature Pack for Windows 10 N (October )
This update provides support for media features in Windows 10 N. Note, you will not be prompted to restart your computer, but you must restart in order to successfully complete installation of the Media Feature Pack.
Additional steps After you have installed the Media Feature Pack, there are additional apps that can be installed from the Store to regain additional Windows 10 functionality.
Such apps include but are not limited to :. VP9 Video Extensions. Web Media Extensions. Groove Music. Xbox Game Bar. Windows Voice Recorder. Windows 10 N includes the same functionality as other Windows 10 editions, except for Windows Media Player and related technologies.
Customers can restore the functionality of these technologies by installing the Media Feature Pack for N versions of Windows These technologies include, but are not limited to, the following features:. Windows Media Player user experience: Enables Windows Media Player features, such as the ability to play media files and audio CDs, manage media in a library, create a playlist, provide metadata including album art for media, create an audio CD, transfer music to a portable music player, and play streaming content from a website.
Windows Media Player ActiveX control: Exposes methods and properties to manipulate multimedia playback from a webpage or an application. Windows Media DRM: Enables the secure delivery of protected content for playback on a computer, portable device, or network device. Media sharing and Play To: Enables music, pictures, and videos on a networked computer to be shared with other computers and devices on the same network.
Also enables computers to find those kinds of files on the network. Media Foundation: Provides support for content protection, audio and video quality, and interoperability for DRM. Some features aren’t excluded directly from Windows 10 N edition, but they are affected by the media technology exclusions and will not work even with the installation of the Media Feature Pack. These features include the following:. Windows Portable Devices: There is no support for media synchronization, image acquisition, or file browsing.
Windows Store Media Content: Audio and video content that was obtained through the Store cannot be played. Also, the preview of audio or video content in the Store doesn’t work. Windows 10 More Need more help? Expand your skills. Get new features first. Was this information helpful? Yes No. Thank you! Any more feedback?
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The Media Feature Pack for N versions of Windows 10 will install Media Player and related technologies on a computer running Windows 10 N. The Media Feature Pack for N versions of Windows 10 will install Media Player and related technologies on a computer running Windows 10 N editions.