Microsoft Windows Media Player

Microsoft Windows Media Player
  • Company Microsoft
  • Version 12
  • Platforms
    Windows
  • License Bundled
  • Category Video
Rating:
4.0 / 5 (748 votes)

1. Main Features

  • Supports popular video and audio formats, such as WMV and MPEG
  • Allows you to customize the organization of your media
  • Enables streaming between different computers and devices on the same network
  • Rips and burns audio to CDs

2. Software Overview

Microsoft Windows Media Player is a media library application used to play video and audio and to view images. The application comes bundled with the Windows operating system.

Windows Media Player supports many popular audio and video formats, such as WMV, MOV, MPEG, WAV, ASF, MIDI, and AIFF. The player also supports H.264, Xvid, and DivX video. There are a large amount of free plugins available that extend the capabilities of Windows Media Player, as well. In Windows Media Player, you can also stream media from or to other devices on your network, sync your media to portable devices, and burn your audio to a CD.

Windows Media Player allows you to customize your media experience. It lets you configure the navigation pane, sort your media by categories such as genre and rating, and edit the skin of the player. Windows Media Player also enables you to create your own media playlists and can generate playlists based on your criteria.

If you are a Windows user, Windows Media Player is a good option for organizing and playing your media. It supports many popular audio and video formats, allows you to customize the organization of your media, and enables you to burn your audio to a CD. Microsoft Windows Media Player is a reliable solution to your media playback needs.

3. Supported File Types

Primary file extension:
.WMV - Windows Media Video
Other file extensions used by Microsoft Windows Media Player:
# File Extension Name
1 .3GPP 3GPP Media File
2 .3P2 3GPP Multimedia File
3 .AC3 Audio Codec 3 File
4 .ADT ADTS Audio File
5 .ADTS Audio Data Transport Stream File
6 .AIFC Compressed Audio Interchange File
7 .AIFF Audio Interchange File Format
8 .ALAC ALAC Encoded Audio File
9 .APL Monkey's Audio Track Information File
10 .ASF Advanced Systems Format File
11 .ASX Microsoft ASF Redirector File
12 .AU Audio File
13 .AVI Audio Video Interleave File
14 .AX DirectShow Filter
15 .BIK Bink Video File
16 .CDA CD Audio Track Shortcut
17 .DMB Digital Multimedia Broadcasting File
18 .DVF Sony Digital Voice File
19 .DVR Microsoft Recorded TV Show
20 .DVR-MS Microsoft Digital Video Recording
21 .EAC3 Dolby Digital Plus Audio
22 .EVO HD DVD Video File
23 .HDMOV QuickTime HD Movie File
24 .ICS IC Recorder Sound File
25 .IFO DVD-Video Disc Information File
26 .IVF Indeo Video Format File
27 .K3G 3GP Mobile Phone Video File
28 .LRC Lyrics File
29 .LRV Low Resolution Video File
30 .LSF Streaming Media Format
31 .LSX Streaming Media Shortcut
32 .M1A MPEG-1 Audio File
33 .M2A MPEG-1 Layer 2 Audio File
34 .M2P MPEG-2 Program Stream File
35 .M2T HDV Video File
36 .M2TS Blu-ray BDAV Video File
37 .M2V MPEG-2 Video
38 .M3U Media Playlist File
39 .M3U8 UTF-8 M3U Playlist File
40 .M4A MPEG-4 Audio File
41 .M4B MPEG-4 Audiobook File
42 .M4V iTunes Video File
43 .MIDI MIDI File
44 .MKA Matroska Audio File
45 .MOB MOBTV Video File
46 .MP2 MPEG Layer II Compressed Audio File
47 .MP3 MP3 Audio File
48 .MP4.INFOVID Parrot AR Drone and Gyro Flyer Video
49 .MP4V MPEG-4 Video
50 .MPA MPEG-2 Audio File
51 .MPE MPEG Movie File
52 .MPEG MPEG Video
53 .MPEG MPEG Movie
54 .MPEG4 MPEG-4 File
55 .MPG MPEG Video File
56 .MPG2 MPEG-2 Video File
57 .MPG4 MPEG-4 Video File
58 .MPGA MPEG-1 Layer 3 Audio File
59 .MPV MPEG Elementary Stream Video File
60 .MPV2 MPEG-2 Video Stream
61 .MSV Memory Stick Voice File
62 .MTS AVCHD Video File
63 .NAP Napster Secured Music File
64 .OGG Ogg Vorbis Audio File
65 .OGX Ogg Vorbis Multiplexed Media File
66 .PRX Windows Media Profile File
67 .QT Apple QuickTime Movie
68 .RBS MP3 Ringtone File
69 .RECORD GarageBand Records Audio File
70 .RMI RMID MIDI File
71 .RV RealVideo File
72 .SCM Super Chain Media File
73 .SHN Shorten Compressed Audio File
74 .SKM SK Telecom 3GP Video
75 .SMI SAMI Subtitles File
76 .SND Sound File
77 .SPX Ogg Vorbis Speex File
78 .SRT SubRip Subtitle File
79 .T3D TicTacTi Advertisement Definition File
80 .TTA True Audio File
81 .U AU Audio File
82 .VC1 VC-1 Video File
83 .VFW Video for Windows
84 .VP3 On2 Streaming Video File
85 .VP6 TrueMotion VP6 Video File
86 .VP7 TrueMotion VP7 Video File
87 .WAV WAVE Audio File
88 .WAVE WAVE Sound File
89 .WAX Windows Media Audio Redirect
90 .WDF Wonderland Adventures Media File
91 .WEBM WebM Video File
92 .WM Windows Media File
93 .WMA Windows Media Audio File
94 .WMD Windows Media Download Package
95 .WMDB Windows Media Database File
96 .WMS Windows Media Skin
97 .WMV Windows Media Video
98 .WMV Windows Media Video File
99 .WMX Windows Media Redirector File
100 .WMZ Windows Media Player Skin Package
101 .WPL Windows Media Player Playlist
102 .WVX Windows Media Video Redirector
103 .XVID Xvid-Encoded Video File
104 .Y Subsampled Raw YUV Image
105 .ZVR SAFA Media Audio File

Updated: June 12, 2019

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