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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 fi... More »

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Some common problems with Windows Media Player 12 are its inability to play certain AVI movie files and its Internet connection issues. Another known issue with the media player is that the playlist freezes when moving t... More »

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Some file types supported by Windows Media Player include Windows Media formats (WMA, WMV), Windows Media Metafiles (WAX, ASF), Audio Visual Interleave (AVI) files and Audio for Windows (WAV) files. The player also suppo... More »

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Windows Media Player version 12 is compatible with video files that have an “.mp4” extension. As of April 2014, no other version of the Windows Media Player is compatible with this type of file. More »

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Some file types supported by Windows Media Player include Windows Media formats (WMA, WMV), Windows Media Metafiles (WAX, ASF), Audio Visual Interleave (AVI) files and Audio for Windows (WAV) files. The player also suppo... More »

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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 ... More »

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Install the MKV codec in Windows Media Player by downloading the codec pack and running the installer. Once installed, import the MKV file to WMP, and test the playback. You need an Internet-ready computer with Windows 7... More »

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