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How to Solve Windows Media Player Won't Play MP4 Video Files?


Convert MP4 to Windows Media Player AVI, WMV, ASF, MP3, WMA or WAV




Can Windows Media Player Play MP4 files?

Since MP4 becomes a popular video format, many people have been wondering "Can Windows Media Player Play MP4 files?"

According to Microsoft support website, Windows Media Player still won't support MP4 files. Though we can make WMP play MP4 video by install some codec, sometime we still encounter can't play MP4 in Windows Media Player issue. MP4 is a container format which may contain multiple video and audio streams. And the video and audio stream can be encoded any of several ways. If the MP4 video or audio codec is not WMP installed codec supported one, Windows Media Player won't play MP4 video of this kind.

How to Play All Kinds of MP4 in Windows Media Player?

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.

iDealshare VideoGo is just the right MP4 to Windows Media Player Converter which can convert all kinds of MP4 video to Windows Media Player supported video format WMV, AVI, ASF, MPG. Besides converting MP4 to WMP video format, it also can convert MP4 to Windows Media Player supported audio format like WMA, MP3, WAV, AU, and AIFF.

Moreover, this ideal MP4 Windows Media Player Converter also helps to convert other Windows Media Player unsupported format like MOV, VOB, WTV, MKV, WebM, RMVB, FLV, 3GP, MXF, AVCHD, FLAC, APE, OGG, 3GA, M4A, DTS, RA, VOC, M4R, and etc to WMP supported video or audio format.

How to Convert MP4 to Windows Media Player Format?

Follow the instructions below to convert WMP unsupported MP4 to Windows Media Player more compatible WMV, AVI, WMA, MP3 and etc.

Make Preparation: Run MP4 Windows Media Player Converter

Free download the powerful MP4 to Windows Media Player Converter - iDealshare VideoGo (for Windows, for Mac), install and run it, the following interface will pop up.

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Step 1 Add Windows Media Player unrecognized MP4 video

Click the "Add File" button to import the MP4 files to this MP4 WMP Converter. Or simply drag and drop the MP4 video to the main window of this program.

Windows Media Player MP4 Solution - Convert MP4 to Windows Media Player Supported Format

Step 2 Select WMP supported format as output profile

Click the small triangle to the right of "Profile" to select Windows Media Player more compatible video or audio format like WMV, AVI, WMA, WAV, MP3 and etc.

Step 3 Convert MP4 to Windows Media Player format

Click the "Convert" button to start the MP4 to Windows Media Player format conversion; it will be finished with fast speed and great output quality.

Play MP4 in Windows Media Player

Playing MP4 in Windows Media Player will become a piece of cake with the help of the ideal MP4 to Windows Media Player Converter and the above step by step guide. Then never worry about the following Windows Media Player won't play MP4 files troubleshooting:

  • When I try to play MP4 in Windows Media Player, it won't play my .mp4 files -- no video, just sound, and Media Player will hang trying to exit.
  • I downloaded a video of the MP4 format from keepvid and when it went to Windows Media Player it did not work since and could not play and I got a message saying that windows media player cannot play mp4 files.
  • My Windows Media Player 11 won't play files with .mp4 extension even when the appropriate codec is installed: my windows media player just won’t play anything that has an .mp4 extension; it keeps saying "Windows Media Player cannot play the file. The Player might not support the file type or might not support the codec that was used to compress the file."
  • When try to add the MP4 to Windows Media Player for playing, the MP4 file type isn't recognized by the Media Player and therefore isn't added to the Media Library.
  • Some of my MP4 video can play in WMP, while other of my MP4 won't play in Windows Media Player 12.