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Old Jun 20, 2014, 03:51 AM
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Default How to play mkv files in Windows Media Play 12

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When we play some MKV videos in Windows Media player its tells us "Windows Media Player cannot play this file the player might not support the file type or might not support the codec that was used to compress the file" so in these cases this tip will help you to make it possible. Read this article to learn how to play mkv files in Windows Media Play 12.

Windows Media Player Supported File Types

For your reference, here is a quick list of the video file types that Windows Media Player 12 supports out of the box. If you are having trouble playing one of these file types, you may want to ensure that the file was encoded or downloaded correctly.

Windows Media files- .wm, .wmv, and .asf;
AVCHD files (including Dolby Digital audio) - .m2ts and .m2t;
Apple QuickTime files - .mov and .qt;
AVI files - .avi;
Windows Recorded TV Show files - .wtv and .dvr-ms;
MPEG-4 movie files - .mp4, .mov, and .m4v;
MPEG-2 movie files -.mpeg, .mpg, .mpe, .m1v, .mp2, .mpv2, .mod, and .vob;
MPEG-1 movie files- .m1v;
Motion JPEG files- .avi and .mov.

Unsupported File Types

If you come across a video file type that isn’t supported by Windows Media Player 12, for example, mkv file. Here I may recommend you to get a top app-Brorsoft Video Converter. To convert MKV to Windows Media Player preferable format like WMV, AVI, MPG, etc.

It is just such a video converter tool you need, which comes with super high conversion speed and keeps the output files in good quality simultaneously. With it, you can fast convert MKV to Windows Media Player friendly WMV//AVI videos. Besides, it allows you to encode MKV to MP4, MOV, FLV, MPG, etc many other popular video formats. More than that, it also provides an access to touch up MKV videos, which including trimming, cropping, appending artistic effects and more. Now follow the step-by-step guide for you.

How to Convert MKV to Windows Media Player on Windows(Windows 8)

1. Import MKV files

Run the MKV to Windows Media Player Coverer; click the Add button to load MKV files to the program from your computer. You can also directly drag the video files into the program directly.

2. Select the output format

Click the Format menu, select Windows Media Player friendly format as your output video format. There, you can take WMV as your output video format. If you prefer high definition videos, move your mouse pointer to "HD Video" and then choose HD WMV.

3. Start conversion

Simply click the Convert button to start encoding MKV video to Windows Media Player friendly video formats.

Source:Unable to play MKV files in Windows Media Player ?

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Old May 02, 2015, 04:16 AM
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Default Issues and Solutions for playing videos on Windows Media Player

Issues and Solutions for playing videos on Windows Media Player

Do you have compatibility problems or issues of playing Blu-ray, DVD and videos with your Windows Media Player? If yes, you are in the right place to find solutions.

About Windows Media Player

Windows Media Player(WMP) is a built-in player of Windows operating system, which means Every Windows computer has a WMP. WMP is a popular video player, because it supports not only playing many video and audio formats as well as DVD and CD with high definition playing quality, but also burning CDs and DVDs and ripping CDs. Besides, Mac Version of WMP is also available to download.

Solutions for Windows Media Player

However, a flaw in this perfect WMP is that it cannot directly play Windows Media Player unsupported video files. Here is a list of solutions:

How to Play QuickTime MOV file in Windows Media Player:

How to Watch VOB Files on Windows Media Player:

Windows Media Player Won't Play AVI? Solved with 3 methods:

View MKV in Windows Media Player on Windows:

How to Enjoy Blu-ray in Windows Media Player:

Import a DVD on Windows Media Player:

Add iTunes Music Video in Windows Media Player:

More useful tools for Windows Media Player

Which is the best solution to convert Blu-ray, DVD, video and edit them before copying to Windows Media Player.

1. Pavtube BDMagic: For people who want to transfer Blu-ray movies to Windows Media Player, you may need to roll off disc protection, choose target video format and adjust the best video size/bitrate/frame rate for WMP.

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