Windows 7 will natively support a number of popular media formats, so that users don’t have to worry about finding, installing and downloading third-party codecs. Windows 7 will natively support DivX or Xvid, H.264 and AAC audio as well as many other formats. “By bundling a wide variety of media formats into Windows 7, Microsoft has created an operating environment which negates the need for third-party codecs and should therefore run more stably and reliably. It also brings blanket support for the most popular online media formats, providing an environment in which users can start playing their favorite content immediately.” Support for AAC audio should be welcome news for people who have music and video encoded for Apple iTunes. Windows 7 will be able to play all iTunes media thru Windows Media Player/Center with the exception of media using Apple FairPlay DRM, which Apple refuses to license to anyone.