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AV1 Can't Play? How to Play AV1 on Windows 10/Mac?

Posted by Kaylee Wood | Last update: September 30, 2020 | 3 Min Read

AV1 not playing problem occurs simply because AV1 is such a brand new video codec that the 1.0 specification of AV1 was just published in June 2018, so there may be no perfect application at present to decode it very successfully. As a promising and royalty-free video codec with greater data conservation, faster transmission, higher quality and greater compatibility, AV1 video codec has attracted much attention from leading companies like Amazon, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Mozilla, Netflix, and YouTube. That means more and more videos will be encoded with this kind of video codec in the near future and you'd better well know how to play AV1 video files in case needed.

Latest news: NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX™ 30 Series GPUs has added AV1 hardware decoding support, Windows 10 will get AV1 Hardware-accelerated video support this fall and AMD RX 6000 Series GPUs will also support the AV1 Codec.

Best Free AV1 Player to Play AV1 File on Windows 10/Mac

With inbuilt AV1 video codec, UHD video player 5KPlayer allows you to play AV1 video files on Windows 10 and Mac without need to download any external codec pack. Up to 4K 60fps, 5KPlayer plays AV1 videos smoothly, in high quality and without AV1 not playing problem. Also, the support for 8K AV1 hardware acceleration of 5KPlayer will come quickly.

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