Premium quality web videos now possible thanks to Windows 8.1 and Internet Explorer 11By Ron on Saturday, Sep 7th, 2013 at 04:36PM
"Internet Explorer 11 introduces new plug-in free audio and video streaming that is based on the latest Web standards and is built on the latest operating system media and power management capabilities. The new media features in Internet Explorer 11 and Windows 8.1 combine to achieve “Professional Quality Video” - Web video that is just as great for personal videos as it is for premium TV and movies," Microsoft stated in an official blog post.
Thanks to Windows 8.1, which comes with Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft promises premium quality web videos that play smoothly and start promptly. Netflix, the popular streaming service, has revealed that Internet Explorer 11 allows users to stream video content via HTML5. Netflix expects premium video content on the web to shift away from the traditional plugin requirements and utilize modern extensions and technologies, such as >HTML5.
Microsoft is touting Netflix.com as the perfect example of "Professional Quality Video" thanks to Internet Explorer 11 and HTML5. "Netflix worked with Microsoft on a new version of their full premium video service built entirely on these new Web standard features. The result: The full Netflix Web site and library work without plug-ins using IE11 on Windows 8.1," Microsoft explained.
Windows 8.1 also offers power efficiency when playing media content by taking full advantage of system hardware. Together with Internet Explorer 11 and Windows 8.1, one can enable "Professional Quality Video." Check out the video demonstration below: