Required Audio Codecs Missing error on Windows 10 Pro N

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Hey @ahmed_iqbal – can you try this media pack? Thanks!

Hi @mike @support

I was not able to install this media pack on my machine where I am having issues. I have downloaded both the media pack (x86 and x64) and I get an message, while installing saying that this update is not compatible with my machine. Any other ideas.


Hello ahmed,

You might try this link:

This update supersedes update 3010081 in Windows 10 build 1511.

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Looks like I have this media pack already installed. I gave up on getting this to work on my laptop and primarily use the Android devices to control the Roon Server.

Hi @ahmed_iqbal – we took another look at this and it looks like the correct media pack is this one:

I think that should help if you’re still having this issue. Thanks!

Thank you, Mike. This one absolutely worked.


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If you go type About into the Start menu and go to the About Your PC screen, what edition and version are you running?

Feel free to post a screenshot or PM it to me. Thanks!

Thanks for the screenshot @Jon_Leonard – can you try this one?

Let me know if that doesn’t work and we’ll take a deeper look. Sorry for the trouble here!

Sorry, “not applicable”

Did you get my PM?

Hey @Jon_Leonard – sorry for the trouble here. This is definitely strange.

Can you give me a full rundown of your setup, as described here? Can you also confirm the Media Packs were installed on your Core machine?

This is surprising too:

Since you’re running Windows 10 Enterprise N, and that operating system is supported by that Media Pack:

No, I’m sorry. I coulda sworn…oh, never mind. I actually hadn’t installed kb3099229.

Hi @Jon_Leonard ---- Wanted to check in with your after I saw you response to @mike. Let me know the current state of things and we’ll keep the ball rolling :wink:

Looking forward to your feedback!

No, honest, it was my mistake.

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hi folks,
the last update of my Windows10 N have created some problems…
now although I installed the Media Feature Pack for N editions,
this is the packege
ROON requires yet the Audio Codecs ! and will not open!

I installed KB3099229 and rebooted, then KB3133719 and rebooted. Roon controller is running on a different Win 10 system. What else?


Thanks to Tidal support (Tidal was giving me similar errors), I have found the right package that needs to be installed for Windows N:

After downloading, installing this package, and restarting my PC, I can now launch both Tidal and Roon.
It would be nice if you could add the link to this package to the web page linked from the error message.




@Giona_Orlandi @Jon_Leonard – can you guys try the package linked in the post above mine, as well as the one I mentioned here:

If neither of those work, please confirm:

  • That you are installing the packages on the machine where your Roon Core runs
  • What you are seeing on the About Your PC screen – a screenshot would be great