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Free Download Windows Media Player Codec to Play All Videos on Your PC

It's well understandable that as a kin of Microsoft, Windows Media Player (12 or before) would always spur its native music and video format to break the rank, excluding others besides Windows Media Player Codec. This guide helps you free download and install corresponding Codecs for Windows Media Player compatible with Windows Media Player 12/11 on Windows 10/8/7. By the way it tackles the DVD playback problems of WMP to get compatibility issues fixed.

Before You Download: Check Windows Media Player Codec Compatibility

Latest WMP 12 has the best ever openness to Windows Media Player Codec - compared to that on Windows 8/7, yet still less open than market average. Want an universal free video player for all movies and music on your Windows 10 PC/Mac? 5KPlayer is the solution.

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It's more advised to check a free media player with intrinsic codec pack, before you install the cumbersome Windows Media Player Codec.

MKV codec for Windows Media Player

Which to Choose: Windows Media Player Codec VS Free Video Player with All Codec Pack?
Take care when you're about to download and install a Windows Media Player Codec: By and large, K-lite, CCCP and ffdshow are among the best options to choose, a closer and detailed review of their features and bugs are detailed in the guide how to download MKV codec for Windows Media Player.

Rather than repeating the WMP codecs again, this guide introduces an universal media player which that initiates all Codecs for Windows Media Player: 5KPlayer entails video codec demands all from the beginning, including the controversial MKV codec for WMP. It doesn't welcome the way Windows Media Player Codec installing patches after patches. Why not give wmp codec pack at one time because finally you will give them out?

To make it clear, 5KPlayer is nifty with all mainstream video formats you'll meet. supports both Windows Media Player Codec Packs and some non-big name codec packs. It supports:
aa3, aac, aif, aiff, caf, m4a, mid, midi, mka, mp3, mpa,ogg, pcm, ra, ram, wma, flac, wav, alac, 3g2, h264, h265, 3gp, avi, divx,div, flv, m4v, mov, mp4, mkv, mtv, mpeg, mpg, mpg2, mpg4, ogm, rmvb, swf, ts,vcd,vob, webm, wmv, xvid, yuv, tivo,ts, m2ts, mts, iso, dvd media, and almost all video format in use.

Why You Need Windows Media Player Codec? See Format Support of WMP

What's the most popular video codec and does wmp codec pack have it? No and so you need.
Popular online videos make non-Windows Media format matter: e.g. the support for mkv codecs matters because 80% of internet videos are in this container, and the ability to play H.264 videos and H.265 movies matters because most YouTube movies come with them - including the Terminators 5 - it's advised to reserve a place for more than Windows Media Player Codec - choose 5KPlayer that renders much more.
Now let's get back to the wmp codec pack, this equation can't be more clear:
Codecs for Windows Media Player+ WMP = native 5KPlayer.

5KPlayer Support Format
Windows Media Player Support Format
Windows Media file: .asf, .wma, .wmv, .wm MP4 Video file: .mp4, .m4v, .mp4v, .3g2, .3gp2, .3gp, .3gpp QuickTime Movie file:.mov, etc.
Windows Media Player Can't Support
h.264, h.265 [popular video codecs on YouTube]
dvd media, iso, vob, vcd [windows media player doesn't play DVD]
mkv [attatched support on Windows 10]
rmvb, rm, swf, webm, etc.

Reasons are easy to tell: Windows Media format is most appealing to Windows Media Player.

How to Play H.265 Videos Without Installing WMP Codec Pack

1. Install and launch 5KPlayer with embedded H.265 codec for Windows Media Player.
2. Double click the thumbnail of H.265 YouTube Terminators 5 trailer to start playback.

Tips and Notes:
1. More than a free media player with Windows Media Player Codec pre-installed, you can free download Terminators 5 YouTube trailer with it.
2. While watching, you are free to add external subtitles, switch audio tracks, or rotate the H.264 video.


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Windows Media Player Codec can work, but it takes frequent add-on patches to suffice, that's why the convenience of this universal video player matters: with regular upgrade notes you can choose either to access the up-to-date video codecs or not; what about the most annoying DVD support absent from Windows Media Player? Well, take it easy because it can play DVD on Windows 10/8/7.

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