Microsoft is once again out to demonstrate that its Edge browser is the best around, this time with the quality of video that you can watch. While the company has already put the browser's power efficiency to the test, it also wants to show that Edge can remain power efficient while delivering higher-quality video.
In one test, Microsoft found that Netflix sent video to Edge at both a higher resolution and bitrate than it did to competing browsers. From Microsoft:
Microsoft also argues that its content protection system is better able to protect content from those that would pirate it, with the tools being built right into Windows 10. With system access and code close to the hardware, Microsoft says, Edge and Windows 10 can protect digital content in a more efficient manner.
Looking to the future, Microsoft is working to bring enhanced support not only for higher video resolutions, but also enhanced video features like High Dynamic Range (HDR). The company is also working with other industry leaders to develop next-generation video formats, codecs, and more, all with a mind to making Edge the best browser for these new and emerging formats as they appear.
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