Microsoft partners up with Dolby for Windows 8 tablets, PCs

Microsoft and Dolby ink deal to bring Dolby Digital Plus' audio to Windows 8 tablets, PCs.

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Published Fri, May 4 2012 7:11 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:28 PM CST

Microsoft and Dolby have just inked a new deal which will see Dolby Digital Plus' audio technology introduced to Windows 8 tablets and PCs. This will allow Windows 8-based devices to play Dolby-encoded content without an issue.

Microsoft partners up with Dolby for Windows 8 tablets, PCs | TweakTown.com

Microsoft have previously used Dolby encoding since Windows Vista in 2007, but in 2008, Dolby raised the possibility that we might not see Windows 8 with Dolby technology. It's incredibly exciting as Dolby Digital Plus 5.1-channel decoding and two-channel encoding will now be incorporated into all PCs and tablets that are licensed to run Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro, and Windows 8 RT.

This new partnership also allows for both x86- and ARM-based Windows 8 machines to access Dolby's high-quality audio standard.

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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