Since Windows 10 May 2019 Update is available for download, Microsoft can concentrate on providing users using the extra pack of applications that typically come alongside a new OS feature update.
The Media Feature Pack, for instance, has recently been upgraded with support for Windows 10 May 2019 Update, so it obtainable on upgraded devices too.
Technically, the Media Feature Pack is specifically aimed at systems powered by Windows 10 N, a dedicated Windows 10 version which comes without any media features. What this means is Windows 10 N not just that doesn’t feature apps like Windows Media Player, but it also lacks other tools counting on Windows Media files, including here Cortana, Windows Hello, and Windows Mixed Reality.
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The Media Feature Pack is thus designed to address this setback by bringing all necessary files to Windows 10 N.
“This update provides support of media features in Windows 10 N. These include media-related technologies (Windows Media Player) and certain preinstalled media applications, for example Groove, Movies & TV, Voice Recorder, and Skype. You need to install additional software from Microsoft to have this communication functionality stream music play or create audio CDs, media files, and video DVDs; and take and store pictures,” Microsoft says.
The Media Feature Pack can be placed on Windows 10 as with every other application, albeit you should keep in mind that a system reboot is needed to complete the procedure.
Microsoft recommends users to set up additional apps from the Microsoft Store to benefit from all the goodies the Media Feature Pack brings, including Skype and a series of codecs which should enable the playback of media in apps and browsers.