Microsoft Edge supports Dolby Digital Plus

Last month, Microsoft announced its new Web browser Microsoft Edge as a part of Windows 10. Microsoft Edge is not only “the fastest” Web browser but also supports many new and improved features including Cortana.

Today, Microsoft Edge team announced that Edge will support Dolby Audio for high performance audio in the browser. From the announcement:

“Today, we are announcing that Microsoft Edge includes HTML5, MSE and EME support for a new audio format: Dolby Audio™. It allows websites to match the compelling visuals of H.264 video with equally compelling multi-channel audio. It works well with AVC/H.264 video and also with our previously announced HLS and MPEG DASH Type 1 streaming features, which both support integrated playback of an HLS or DASH manifest.”

Dolby Audio supports the multi-channel Dolby Digital Plus™ audio format that provides crisp, clear audio in a broad range of channel configurations. Microsoft Edge is the first browser to include support for Dolby Digital Plus. Websites will now be able to selectively support Dolby Audio as a premium sound experience, and use HTML5, MSE and EME capability checks to fall back to other supported formats on browsers other than Microsoft Edge.