srini2506
Had this question 36
Question
srini2506 asked on
| 870396 views

Playing MP4 in windows media player 11

I am not able to play MP4 video files in wmp 11.  It says these files are not supported by wmp.  Can you suggest a remedy.
Volunteer J
Found this helpful 5
Answer
Volunteer J replied on
MVP
I am not able to play MP4 video files in wmp 11.  It says these files are not supported by wmp.  Can you suggest a remedy.
=======================================
The following article may be worth a look:

(316992) Windows Media Player multimedia
file formats
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316992/en-us
>scroll waaay down to MPEG-4 (.mp4)<

Alternative media players:

FWIW...it's always best if you create a System Restore
point before installing any software or updates.

Using Windows Vista System Restore
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/using-windows-vista-system-restore/
 
VLC Media Player
http://www.videolan.org/

Media Player Classic
http://www.filehippo.com/download_media_player_classic/

Apple Quicktime
http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/

Quicktime Alternative
http://www.filehippo.com/download_quicktime_alternative/

And maybe it would be worth a try to download
and install one of the following free codec packs:

*Proceed At Your Own Risk*

K-Lite Codec Pack (Full)
http://www.filehippo.com/download_klite_codec_pack/

CCCP (Combined Community Codec Pack)
http://www.cccp-project.net/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page

Volunteer J - MS-MVP - Digital Media Experience - Notice_This is not tech support_I am a volunteer - Solutions that work for me may not work for you - ***Proceed at your own risk***
.......Volunteer J - MS-MVP......
.....This Is Not Tech Support....
***Proceed at your own risk***
Volunteer J
Found this helpful 8
Most Helpful Reply
Volunteer J replied on
MVP

Reply

Just to verify...is this the one you're referring to?

Media Player Codec Pack

If_Yes_here's another source for it:

Media Player Codec Pack
http://www.mediaplayercodecpack.com/
(Windows XP - Vista - 7)

.......Volunteer J - MS-MVP......
.....This Is Not Tech Support....
***Proceed at your own risk***
Volunteer J
Found this helpful 5
Answer
Volunteer J replied on
MVP
I am not able to play MP4 video files in wmp 11.  It says these files are not supported by wmp.  Can you suggest a remedy.
=======================================
The following article may be worth a look:

(316992) Windows Media Player multimedia
file formats
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316992/en-us
>scroll waaay down to MPEG-4 (.mp4)<

Alternative media players:

FWIW...it's always best if you create a System Restore
point before installing any software or updates.

Using Windows Vista System Restore
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/using-windows-vista-system-restore/
 
VLC Media Player
http://www.videolan.org/

Media Player Classic
http://www.filehippo.com/download_media_player_classic/

Apple Quicktime
http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/

Quicktime Alternative
http://www.filehippo.com/download_quicktime_alternative/

And maybe it would be worth a try to download
and install one of the following free codec packs:

*Proceed At Your Own Risk*

K-Lite Codec Pack (Full)
http://www.filehippo.com/download_klite_codec_pack/

CCCP (Combined Community Codec Pack)
http://www.cccp-project.net/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page

Volunteer J - MS-MVP - Digital Media Experience - Notice_This is not tech support_I am a volunteer - Solutions that work for me may not work for you - ***Proceed at your own risk***
.......Volunteer J - MS-MVP......
.....This Is Not Tech Support....
***Proceed at your own risk***
IanDillard
Found this helpful 5
IanDillard replied on

Reply

THIS IS THE EASIEST !! go to http://download.cnet.com/windows/ and search for wmp mp4 codec. It will say media player codec pack. Its free safe and no spyware. :] enjoy
Volunteer J
Found this helpful 8
Volunteer J replied on
MVP

Reply

Just to verify...is this the one you're referring to?

Media Player Codec Pack

If_Yes_here's another source for it:

Media Player Codec Pack
http://www.mediaplayercodecpack.com/
(Windows XP - Vista - 7)

.......Volunteer J - MS-MVP......
.....This Is Not Tech Support....
***Proceed at your own risk***
PaulValentineza
Found this helpful 1
PaulValentineza replied on
Yes use another player, loads of free ones online, its pants they didint make it so the latest windows media player does not play the latest music formats formats, 
HUFFY
Found this helpful 0
HUFFY replied on

Reply

Who Answers these questions ?
Volunteer J
Found this helpful 0
Volunteer J replied on
MVP

Reply

Who Answers these questions ?
==============================================
There is an assortment of independent volunteers and Microsoft
staff answering questions in the Microsoft Community Forums.

See the following document:

Microsoft Community Frequently Asked Questions
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/Page/faq#faqCodeConduct
(Scroll Down To : "Who's Who In The Forums")
.......Volunteer J - MS-MVP......
.....This Is Not Tech Support....
***Proceed at your own risk***
LaurelC57
Found this helpful 0
LaurelC57 replied on

Reply

Just to verify...is this the one you're referring to?

Media Player Codec Pack

If_Yes_here's another source for it:

Media Player Codec Pack
http://www.mediaplayercodecpack.com/
(Windows XP - Vista - 7)

 

Hi All.
As of 7-29-13, this is the info I found:

1st link, above, is no longer valid, but thanks Volunteer J!
2nd link will download the codec pack for you.

If your security software has a problem with OpenCandy installation, see this article *which is for the security software I use at home, and I'm an IT person)

http://kb.eset.com/esetkb/index?page=content&id=SOLN2677&act=RATE&impressions=false&newguid=801801987e1c6b3501402787d6f4007f5e

Though my Eset security software is updated, it does not allow OpenCandy, so I just told it, during the download/execution, that it was an OK file.  Of course I set a restore point first.

This is NOT the same file as the one from Cnet, fyi. And....I am learning the hard way, you will need to reset your system before installing in case any codecs are in use.

HTH, but as usual, do your own research....this is just intended to be an aid.


BrauchHudson
Found this helpful 0
BrauchHudson replied on

Reply

In order to solve "Windows Media Player won't play MP4 files even when the appropriate codec is installed" and to successfully play any MP4 video in Windows Media Player, we had better convert MP4 to Windows Media Player more supported video format like WMV, AVI.
HamdanNuruddin
Found this helpful 0
HamdanNuruddin replied on
can play MP4 files
jludtxs
Found this helpful 0
jludtxs replied on

Reply

This worked great on both my windows XP and windows vista- both 32bit. I did the recommended easy install.  I would recommend that during install it will ask if you want internet tv on your desktop- click decline, it is nothing more than anything already on the net but this ad on puts an irritating bar on the right side of the screen.
Previous Previous Page of 2 Next Next