Windows 10: Windows Media Player. Solved


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       07 Jun 2016 #1

    Windows Media Player.


    Win Vista, Win 7, Win 8/8.1 and Win 10.
    They all have WMP as part of the operating system.

    Questions :
    Are those WMP all the same or just same name only ?
    Do they all support the same list of video and audio file formats ?
    More specifically, if I can play a video file in one of the above OSes, can the same video file be played in another OS ?
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  2.    07 Jun 2016 #2

    Yes.. from what I can tell it's the same program that's been in Windows for some time. There might have been a minor tweak it's the same overall.

    And yes.. what you can use the same video file over multiple OS's.
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       07 Jun 2016 #3

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    Yes.. from what I can tell it's the same program that's been in Windows for some time. There might have been a minor tweak it's the same overall.

    And yes.. what you can use the same video file over multiple OS's.
    Thank you.
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  4.    08 Jun 2016 #4

    One huge difference, on Windows 7 it plays DVD and Mpeg files. Never owned 8 or 8.1 but in 10 MS has brutally ripped that codec out, nasty side effect is MPEG files (or MPG, I forget which) only plays sound but no video.
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