Windows 7 native support for H.264, MPEG4-SP, ASP/Divx/Xvid, MJPEG, DV, AAC-LC, AAC-HE

Windows 7 is going to solve one of the biggest problem by supporting  native video formats like H.264, MPEG4-SP, ASP/Divx/Xvid, MJPEG, DV, AAC-LC, AAC-HE in its core. With the new Media Foundation and Infrastructure and Directx 11 coming to Windows 7 it can take full advantage of the High Definition and Divx Video format with it.

So we can just forget about installing the codec files for Windows 7 and play the videos naturally in Windows 7.Windows 7 will include playback and transcoding of different video formats, DirectX Video Acceleration-High Definition (DXVA-HD), and overlays

  • Popular format name : MP4, DivX, MJPEG
  • File extension mappings :  .mp4, .m4a, .mp4v, .mov, .avi, .divx
  • Supports Change format of video and audio content as part of the process of transferring content from PC store to device.
  • Play and trans code whole range of formats that come from cameras : Camcorders using AVCHD container, H.264 in MP4 , FlipVideo using Xvid

New Media Foundation and Infrastructure in Windows 7

Windows 7 media Infrastructure Foundation
Windows 7 media Infrastructure Foundation

Here is the Official Microsoft powerpoint on Video Improvements In Windows 7 which you can download and get more details on it.


  1. The more I see of Windows 7, the more I love it. As much as I’ve tried it, it’s rock solid. Lots of features too. It’s like XP, only better.


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