Windows Media Player is the multimedia software developed by Microsoft to provide users with the ability to view multimedia content, both from the Internet and from their hard drive. This program allows you to view MPEG and various other types of video content, as well as audio clips.
Allright, fine and dandy, but bellow is what’s happening more often than not because of the poor codec implementation (along with a few other tips):
Playing .mov files in Windows Media Player
Do you want to play your .mov files in Windows Media Player, these .mov files are usually by default played in Quicktime, an Apple created media software but using a special codec you can begin playing these files in Windows Media Player. This codec has allowed me much more flexibility to play my .mov video files in Windows Media Player and also not have Quicktime installed
A DirectShow decoding filter for decompressing DivX, XviD, H.264, FLV1, WMV, MPEG-1 and MPEG-2, MPEG-4 movies. It uses libavcodec from ffmpeg project for video decompression, postprocessing code from mplayer to enhance visual quality of low bitrate movies, and is based on original DirectShow filter from XviD, which is GPL’ed educational implementation of MPEG4 encoder.
Broadcam Video Streamer
BroadCam video streaming software is designed to broadcast live video using a webcam or pre-recorded video files as well as audio.BroadCam Video Streamer handles the audio and video stream compression, player format negotiation, bandwidth adjustment and serving over the Internet allowing for both broadband and dial-up connections.
AC3Filter is high quality freeware DirectShow audio decoder and processor filter used to decode audio tracks in movies (DVD, MPEG4 and others). It has a priority on wide functionality and convenient settings.
CoreVorbis is a DirectShow-Decoder for the Vorbis audio codec. It allows you to play files containing Vorbis-audio in many players, for example Windows Media Player, Media Player Classic or The Core Media Player.
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