Windows Media Player is a common video player for Windows computer. You can import your videos to it for easy playback. But sometime you may encounter MP4 won't play in Windows Media Player issue. Why Windows Media Player Won't Play MP4 Files? Does Windows Media Player support MP4 format? How to successfully play all kinds of MP4 files in WMP? The following article will give the answer!
Why Windows Media Player (12) Won’t Play MP4 video?
Main reason: Windows Media Player 11/10/9/XP/7 all don’t support MP4 format. Windows Media Player 12 only supports MP4 Video file (.mp4, .m4v, .mp4v, .3g2, .3gp2, .3gp, .3gpp) and MP4 Audio file (.m4a). So you may failed to play some MP4 videos on Windows Media Player.
Best Solution for Playing all MP4 videos on Windows Media Player (12)
In order to solve can't play MP4 in Windows Media Player issue, a recommended solution is to convert MP4 to Windows Media Player more compatible AVI, WMV, ASF, MPG. Pavtube Video Converter is just the ideal MP4 to Windows Media Player which can convert all kinds of MP4 files to Windows Media Player supported video format.
Besides converting MP4 to Windows Media Player format, Pavtube Video Converter also can convert other video like AVI, MOV, MKV, VOB, FLV, SWF, RMVB, RM, MXF, AVCHD, MVI, 3GP, DV, Apple ProRes, WebM, OGV and etc to Windows Media Player supported video format. What’s more, it also can convert MP4 and other videos to some popular devices like iPhone, iPad, Android, TV, PS3/PS4, Xbox, VR headsets, editor etc supported video for smooth playing/editing etc. You can read its review to learn more functions.
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How to Convert Unsupported MP4 video to Windows Media Player Supported video?
Step 1. Add Windows Media Player unrecognized MP4 video
Click the "Add File" button to import the MP4 files to this program.
Step 2. Specify output profile format.
Click "Format" bar drop-down list, for output a high quality WMV format for playing with Windows Media Player, just choose to output "WMV3(WMV9)(*.wmv)" under "Common Video" main category. For fast conversion speed, "WMV2(WMV8)(*.wmv)" would be the best output options.
Step 3. Start MP4 to Windows Media Player conversion
After setting the output format, you can click the "Convert" button to convert your MP4 videos to Windows Media Player supported format now. If necessary, you can edit your videos before converting them.
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