What is a codec for the Windows Media Player?

Answer Windows Media Players uses codecs like any other media software, according to Microsoft. Codecs are pieces of software that compress a file and then decompress it for playback. WMP uses the Windows... Read More »

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How to Change Windows Media Player Codec?

Many audio and video files are compressed to take up less space on your computer's hard drive. While that compression saves room, it also causes problems with playback software such as Windows Medi... Read More »

What DVD codec is compatible with Windows Media Player 11?

The codec required to play a DVD on Windows Media Player 11 is MPEG-2. Windows Media Player 11 does not come with this codec, and attempts to play a DVD without it will be met with an error message... Read More »

How to Install an MP3 Codec for Windows Media Player?

Codecs are digital media software files that are used to compress or decompress songs and videos. Media files have compressed codecs so the files take up a minimal amount of space on your system. W... Read More »

What is the required codec for Windows Media Player?

Newer versions of Microsoft's Windows Media Player, such as Media Player version 9 and up, usually do not require you to download additional codecs to play certain files. If you have an older vers... Read More »