Best Codec For Windows Media Player To Play All Audio And Video Files

December 13, 2013

Which Is The Best Codec For Windows Media Player To Play All Type Of Audio And Video Files

Windows Media Player (WMP) – is the default media player in Windows PC. It is pre-installed with the Windows OS. You can get Windows Media player in all version of Windows like Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and RT, Windows 8.1 and RT 8.1.

By default Windows Media Player fails to play all type of audio and video file formats and supports only limited type of audio and video formats. So you need to install a 3rd party codec software to play all audio and video formats in Windows Media Player.

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K-Lite Codec Pack – I found K-Lite Codec Pack as the best codec for Windows Media Player to supports all audio and video formats. You Just need to install the K-Lite Codec Pack with proper configuration to play all type of media files in Windows Media Player. If your Windows Media Player supports all type of media files then you will never need another media player for your Windows PC.

How To Play All Audio And Video Formats In Windows Media Player

Play All Media Files in Windows Media Player Using K-Lite Codec Pack

After installation of K-lite Codec Pack on your Windows PC, default Windows media player will support all type of audio and video formats. During the installation of K-Lite Codec Pack you need to take care on the following things and complete the installation of the codec.

  1. On the player association page choose “Windows Media Player” (You can also chose other supported media player from the list if you wish to play all video and audio files on that player)
  2. On the File Association For Windows Media Player Choose “Select all audio” and “Select all video“. Otherwise Windows Media player will only support the selected file formats.

File Formats Will Be Supported By Windows Media Player With K-Lite Codec Pack

Video File Formats

AVI (.avi .divx .amv), Matroska (.mkv .webm), MP4 (.mp4 .m4v . mp4v .mpv4) , Quick Time (.hdmov .mov), Flash Video (.flv .f4v), MPEG (.mpeg .mpg .mp2v .mpv2 .m1v m2v .m2p .mpe .evo), MPEGTS (.ts .m2ts .mts .m2t .tp .tps .trp .rec) 3GP (.3gp .3gpp .3g2 .3gp2), Windows MEdia (.wmv .asf), Digital Video (.dv), DVD file (.ifo .vob), Blue RAy file (.bdmv .mpls), Real MEdia (.rm .rmvb)

Audio File Formats

Audio File Extension (.mp3), WAVE (.wav .cda), Windows MEdia Audio (.wma), OGG (.ogg .oga), Matroska (.mka), MPEG4 Audio (.m4a .aac), FLAC (.flac), WavPAck (.wv), MusePAck (.mpc), Monkeys Audio (.ape .apl), Optim Frog (.ofr .ofs), TAK (.tak), Opus (.opus), Apple Loss Audio Codec (.alac), True Audio (.ta), AC3 (.ac3), DTS (.dts) AIFF (.aif .aiff .aifc), Core audio Format (.caf), AMR (.amr) , Real Audio (.ra), Speex (.spx)

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One Comment

  1. happybenng says:

    You may try use iDealshare VideoGo to convert the unsupported FLAC, AAC, AC3, MP4, MOV, VOB, FLV, etc to Windows Media Player supported formats.

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