It is no more news that Microsoft Windows media player cannot play every media formats. It is common to occasionally come across media formats Windows media player cannot play. This is always a frustrating situation. Windows media player only supports the following media formats (.avi, .mov, .m1v,.mpeg, .mpg, .mpe, .m1v, .mp2, .mpv2, .mod, .vob,.mp4, .mov, .m4v,.wtv, .dvr-ms, .qt,.m2ts, .m2t, .wm, .wmv, and .asf). Microsoft tactically shunned third-party file types like .ogg, .mov and divx etc.
While some media players like VLC handles these media formats easily. Some people may not want to install other media players like VLC on their machines for obvious reasons. When you try to play unsupported media formats, Windows media player pops up an error saying; “You do not have the Right Codec installed to Play This file” as a result of an absent Audio or Video Codecs. So how do one make Microsoft Windows media player play every media format?
How to play every media formats on Windows media player
Today I am going to show you how to make your Microsoft Windows media player play every known media format with K-Lite Mega Codec Pack. K-Lite Mega Codec Pack is a collection of DirectShow filters, VFW/ACM Codecs and tools needed for encoding and decoding media formats.
Install K-Lite Mega Codec Pack
Visit K-Lite Mega Codec Pack and download the latest version of K-Lite Mega Codec Pack, please download K-Lite Codec Pack full as it contains more codecs than the K-Lite Codec Pack Standard and K-Lite Codec Pack Basic. Then install it on your computer. During the installation ensure to choose all video and audio file extensions.
On successful installation on your PC, launch your Windows Media player and try playing an unsupported media format like .ogg or .3gp file.
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Now i hope you can be able to play all video and audio media formats on your Windows media player using K-Like Mega Codec Pack as described in this tutorial. Let me hear what you have to say about this post.
Good post brother. I’ve been using windows 7 codec pack becasue media player does not capture this
Nwosu Mavtrevor says
With K-Lite Mega Codec Pack, you can play every media format on your Windows media player. I appreciate your response.
Thanks for the quick reply Mavtrevor, I ‘ve been wanting to use this for a very long time. Having several players in the machine makes a mess for most of my videos
Nwosu Mavtrevor says
Your contribution is well appreciated.