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  1.    06 Oct 2015 #1
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    win 7 pro updated to win 10 pro 64bit

    Play MP4 in Media PLayer


    Since Win 10 update I can longer play MP4 videos I used to be able to play in Win 7, using Windows Media Player.

    Why has this function stopped? I thought win 10 was an "improvement".

    This is the error message - Windows Media Player cannot play the file. The Player might not support the file type or might not support the codec that was used to compress the file.

    I do not wish to use VLC player.
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  2.    06 Oct 2015 #2
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    N.Y.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

    This maybe issue with some mp4, not all as i can see trying one, could be how it was made that particular mp4 ,codec used. Have you tried others ? Also Movies & TV app should also play mp4.
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  3.    07 Oct 2015 #3
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    They all used to work in Media player when I had Win 7. Nothing has changed apart from Win 10 being installed.

    Movies/tv does not play them either.
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  4.    07 Oct 2015 #4
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    I am using mp4 files myself. Rather heavily. The files I have use the native h264 codecs for video and also something pretty standard for audio and they work. MP4 is a container format and I vaguely remember I once had a file, that did not play.

    I am not a real expert here, but you can try this:

    Download the static Windows version of ffmpeg and check your mp4 file with ffprobe.exe. It will output a bunch of information about that file, including the codecs used inside it. Knowing these codecs is a first step on the way to a solution.
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  5.    07 Oct 2015 #5
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    Try and turn Media Player off and then back on again in 'Turn Windows features on and off'
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  6.    07 Oct 2015 #6
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    Trnava
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    If you insist on using WMP, make sure, you have all the codecs installed.

    Download K-Lite Codec Pack Standard
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  7.    07 Oct 2015 #7
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    MP4's


    Brilliant - all work fine now!
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  8.    07 Oct 2015 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by carrotmuseum View Post
    Brilliant - all work fine now!
    Which solution worked fine ?
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  9.    07 Oct 2015 #9
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    Play MP4's in Media Player - Win 10


    This one - If you insist on using WMP, make sure, you have all the codecs installed.

    Download K-Lite Codec Pack Standard
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  10.    07 Oct 2015 #10
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    Not really the solution with the scalpel, but more the sledge hammer, but if you're satisfied with it, who am I to complain?
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