In order to play an MP4 file with Windows Media Player, a codec is required. One of the best codecs for Windows Media Player is the K-Lite Codec Pack. To download the K-Lite Codec Pack, navigate to the Codec Guide website and click "Download." Select a mirror from which to download the software. Once it has downloaded, install the software. Restart the computer and then play the MP4 file.Continue Reading
The K-Lite Codec Pack lets Windows Media Player play many file formats, including MKV, OGG and FLAC. The codec pack is available in different-sized packages: basic, standard, full and mega. Even the basic pack lets Windows Media Player open MP4 files. The larger packs contain more codecs and include a lightweight media player called Media Player Classic.
The different formats of video files represent different levels of compression. The codec lets the media player read files that are compressed heavily or in different ways. Different compression rates result in different video quality. For example, WMV is less compressed than MP4, and this results in better video quality. The MP4 format allows for large video files to be much smaller; therefore, it is a highly sought after and popular format of video. Many mobile phones record video in the MP4 format to cut down on file size.Learn more about Software
Windows Media Player plays AVI files by default, so double-clicking on the file should allow it to run in the player. If it does not work, you may have to enable AVI playback in the menu, and check for updates to ensure it plays supported files in the future.Full Answer >
One of the common reasons why Windows Media Player cannot play AVI video files is that the player does not support the codec that was used to compress the file. To create video files, programs are used to compress the file to make it smaller and for media players to play the file, it needs to have the necessary decompressing program called a "codec" to be able to read the file.Full Answer >
In order to burn an MP4 to a DVD that will play in a standard DVD player, a burning program, a blank DVD and a DVD burner are required. Not all DVD burning programs are capable of burning MP4 files, so check the compatibility before installing the program.Full Answer >
To convert an MP4 file to WAV, import the MP4 file using a free software, such as Wondershare Video Converter Free, and convert it to WAV. You need a Windows system or a Mac and a video converter program.Full Answer >