File formats supported by Windows Media Player 5.2
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This article lists the file formats supported by Windows Media Player.
Windows Media Player can play many different multimedia file formats asstreamed or local content. Windows Media Player can play the followingmultimedia file formats:
Windows MediaFile name extensions: .asf, .asx
RealNetworks RealAudio, and RealVideo (version 4.0 or earlier)File name extensions: .ra, .ram, .rm, .rmm
Audio Visual Interleave (AVI)File name extension: .avi
Moving Pictures Experts Group (MPEG 1 and MPEG 2)File name extensions: .mpg, .mpeg, .m1v, .mp2, .mpa, .mpe
NOTE: MPEG 2 requires third party software or hardware decoders.
Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI)File name extensions: .mid, .rmi
Apple QuickTime, Macintosh AIFF ResourceFile name extensions: .qt, .aif, .aifc, .aiff, .mov
Sun Microsystems and NeXTFile name extensions: .au, .snd
Audio for WindowsFile name extension: .wav
NOTE: Vendors can create filters so that Windows Media Player can play other multimedia file formats.
Microsoft only supports RealNetworks formats (and again, only 4.x or below) that have been upgraded from an earlier version of the player with RealNetworks support included.
Article ID: 191346 - Last Review: 12/05/2015 09:07:58 - Revision: 1.3
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