Monday, 7 May 2012

Dolby sound to be baked in Windows 8 tablets

Microsoft has announced that Dolby Digital Plus technology will be baked into Windows 8 for tablets for an enhanced audio experience. The addition of Dolby Digital Plus enables the playback of Dolby-encoded content across a growing number of devices.

Developers will be enabled to deliver the Dolby enabled sound through Windows 8 APIs in desktop and Metro-style apps, including those developed for x86 and ARM architectures. Dolby Digital Plus 5.1-channel decoding and Dolby Digital two-channel encoding will be supported in all PCs and tablets licensed to run Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro, and Windows RT editions.