In case you were thinking about updating to the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, you should take into consideration the fact that you might not be able to listen to uncompressed music the way you used to.
Since Windows 10 was released in 2015, people began to agree with the FLAC encoding because it offers full quality uncompressed music. However, this platform did not receive as much support as the MP3 and the update we received a few months ago does not seem as good as we hoped it would.
When an update arrived in April 2018, users realized that they could not edit meta-data or rate music while along with the upgrade from October 2018 it came a new bug which made existing metadata become truncated. The long track names and other details are being cut off, and would only show full on a PC updated to the April 2018 version.
To make matters worse, when it comes to a playlist both Windows Media Player and Groove refuse to play shorter tracks and skip some minutes of the longer ones.
Microsoft is aware of the issue with it being listed as a Known Issue for Windows 10 October 2018 Update. However, there is a long way until a fix will be found.
Many users are explaining their situation by helping forums.
We know that FLAC is not such a popular format especially since streaming came into the story, but people are wondering why bugs are being introduced along with updates. Hopefully, Microsoft will come with a solution to fix this issue especially if they want as many people as possible to update to the latest version of Windows 10. They need to offer what the users need, and it surely will happen in no time.
Henry Lares is still early into his career as tech reporter but has already had his work published in many major publications including Tech Crunch and the Huffington Post. In regards to academics, Henry earned an engineering degree from Apex Technical School. Henry has a passion for emerging technology and covers upcoming products and breakthroughs in science and tech.