File types supported by Windows Media Player

The following table lists the multimedia file types that are supported by different versions of Windows Media Player (How to determine the version of Windows Media Player).



Note Additional file formats might be supported if you install new codecs in Windows. For more information, see Codecs: frequently asked questions.
File extensionWindows Media Player 12Windows Media Player 11Windows Media Player 10Windows Media Player 9 SeriesWindows Media Player for Windows XPWindows Media Player 7
Windows Media formats (.asf, .wma, .wmv, .wm)
Windows Media Metafiles (.asx, .wax, .wvx, .wmx)
Windows Media Metafiles (.wpl)
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Microsoft Digital Video Recording (.dvr-ms)
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Windows Media Download Package (.wmd)
Audio Visual Interleave (.avi)
Moving Pictures Experts Group (.mpg, .mpeg, .m1v, .mp2, .mp3, .mpa, .mpe, .m3u)
Musical Instrument Digital Interface (.mid, .midi, .rmi)
Audio Interchange File Format (.aif, .aifc, .aiff)
Sun Microsystems and NeXT (.au, .snd)
Audio for Windows (.wav)
CD Audio Track (.cda)
Indeo Video Technology (.ivf)
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Windows Media Player Skins (.wmz, .wms)
QuickTime Movie file (.mov)
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MP4 Audio file (.m4a)
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MP4 Video file (.mp4, .m4v, .mp4v, .3g2, .3gp2, .3gp, .3gpp)
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Windows audio file (.aac, .adt, .adts)
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MPEG-2 TS Video file (.m2ts)
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Detailed information about supported file types

Windows Media formats (.asf, .wma, .wmv, .wm)
Windows Media Metafiles (.asx, .wax, .wvx, .wmx, .wpl)
Microsoft Digital Video Recording (.dvr-ms)
Windows Media Download Package (.wmd)
Audio Visual Interleave (.avi)
Moving Pictures Experts Group (.mpg, .mpeg, .m1v, .mp2, .mp3, .mpa, .mpe, .mpv2, .m3u)
Musical Instrument Digital Interface (.mid, .midi, .rmi)
Audio Interchange File Format ( .aif, .aifc, .aiff)
Sun Microsystems and NeXT (.au, .snd)
Audio for Windows (.wav)
CD Audio Track (.cda)
Indeo Video Technology (.ivf)
Windows Media Player Skins (.wmz, .wms)
QuickTime Movie file(.mov)
MP4 Audio file (.m4a)
MP4 Video file (.mp4, .m4v, .mp4v, .3g2, .3gp2, .3gp, .3gpp)
Windows audio file (.aac, .adt, .adts)
MPEG-2 TS Video file (.m2ts)

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Article ID: 316992 - Last Review: Dec 24, 2013 - Revision: 1

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