Windows 10 MKV support: This is a popular open standard container that is picking up speed on high-definition videos. In Windows 8.1, users still need to install extra codecs or download other software such as VLC to be able to play MKV video files, in Windows 10, MKV will come baked in without extra software or configuration. Windows 10 High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC): With the fast-growing adoption of 4K video, it’s necessary a video compression standard for better video quality while keeping file size smaller. HEVC, also refer as H.265 seems to be answer and successor to H.264 video compressor widely used today, and it promise to be have optimal video quality as H.264, but with better file size control. Although, Microsoft decided to remove DVD playback support for Windows Media Player in Windows 8, in Windows 10 the software will now play natively MKV and H.265 file formats without the need of extra codecs or software. Source Microsoft (Twitter) All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.