Microsoft brings changes to Windows Camera app 11, Media Player and more

    Microsoft’s latest update brings changes to the Windows 11 Camera app, the Media Player app, and the Movies & TV app. Check out details here.

    Microsoft on Wednesday, July 13 released Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25158 to the Dev Channel. With the release of Windows 11 Insider Preview, Microsoft will introduce notification badges with Widgets. In addition to some general changes and improvements, this build also includes a bunch of bug fixes. Along with the new Windows 11 Build, Microsoft has also released updates for many of the built-in Windows 11 apps. Updates include the camera app, media player app, and Movies & TV app.

    “Hello Windows Insiders, we are rolling out updates to Camera and Media Player to Windows Insiders on Windows 11 starting with the Dev Channel,” Microsoft said in a blog post. Here’s everything you need to know about the Windows 11 update:

    1. Windows 11 Camera App

    The camera app is getting the most noticeable changes. Announcing the update, Microsoft said, “The Camera app has been updated to match the stunning new look of Windows 11. In addition to existing support for camera, video, document capture modes and whiteboards, we are excited to introduce QR Codes and barcode scanning too. “

    2. New Windows 11 Media Player App

    The new Media Player app is being updated to version 11.2206.30.0. With this latest update, Microsoft is also adding support for CD ripping. “In March, we introduced CD playback support to Media Player. With the latest update, we are also adding CD ripping support. Supported formats in this release include AAC, WMA, FLAC and ALAC,” the company said.

    3. Movies & TV app on Windows 11

    Microsoft has also begun rolling out an update to the Movies & TV app in version 10.22061 and later to Windows Insiders in the Development Channel.

    According to information provided from the company, it has improved the Movie & TV experience on Arm64 devices. Users will now be able to see faster and better performance when using the app.

    Additionally, Microsoft is moving video file type associations from Movies & TV to Media Player. This move will only affect file types that are already associated with Movies & TV and only after you open Movies & TV for the first time.

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