Codecs: frequently asked questions

Applies to: Windows 7Windows Media Player

Windows Media Player includes some of the most popular codecs, like MP3, Windows Media Audio, and Windows Media Video, but it doesn't include the codecs required for Blu‑ray Discs, FLAC files, or FLV files. If something isn’t working with Windows Media Player, you might not have the right codec on your PC. The easiest way to solve the problem is to go online and search for the codec you need.

Here are answers to some common questions about codecs.