Best Video and Audio Formats for Windows-Based Computer and Software


Let's learn how to play any media files on PC by converting them to supported video and audio formats for Windows-Based Computer and Software.

Windows Media Player is free software that is available to users of Windows 95 and later versions of the Windows operating system. There are several different versions of Windows Media Player, including version 11 for Windows XP and Vista, and version 12, which comes with Windows 7. Windows Media Player is a highly versatile program that can be used to view videos, listen to music files and streaming audio such as Internet radio.

The file formats that can be played across all versions of Windows Media Player are as follows:

  • Windows Media Formats - asf, wmv, wma, wm
  • Windows Media Metafiles - asx, wvs, wax, wmx
  • Windows Media Download Package - wmd
  • Audio Visual Interleave - avi
  • Moving Pictures Expert Group - mpg, m1v, mpeg, mp3, mp2, mpe, mpa, m3u
  • Windows Media Player Skins - wmz, wmz

Supported video and audio formats by different version of Windows Media Player:

From the table above, you may find that only Windows Media Player 12 supports playing MOV, M4V, M2TS and some other formats. If you want to play MOV on Windows Media Player 11 or lower, the easiest way is to convert them to playable format for Windows Media Player, in this article, I will introduce the best solution to view files in Windows Media Player on Windows-Based Computer without any hassles. Just keep on reading.

View media files on Windows-Based Computer and Software

Similar to this user’s query; if you also want to convert your media file to a compatible format for playback on your Windows Media Player, you can try Video Convert Ultimate (iMedia Converter for Mac).

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Being a professional all-in-one BD/DVD/Video converter, Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate can not only convert Blu-ray/DVD discs, but also supports converting video to almost all popular video and audio formats like AVI, MP4, WMV, FLV, RMVB, MPEG, 3GP, MKV, MP3, AAC, etc. for playback, storage or editing.

Firstly, download and install Pavtube Video to Windows Media Player Converter.

Step 1: Load video files to Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate.

Step 2: Choose output format.

You are recommended to choose HD Video -> WMV HD (*.wmv), this format is best for Windows Media Player playing.

Tip: If you would like to customize the video and audio parameters, you can click "settings", adjust the parameters as you want, like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sampling rate, bit rate, channels.

Step 3: Hit the “Convert” button to convert videos to Windows Media Player supported WMV format in the lower-right corner of the interface.

The conversion speed is very fast because it supports batch conversion and NVIDIA CUDA & ATI Stream (AMD APP) acceleration technologies. It converts multiple video clips at the same time, moreover it can shut down computer after the process is complete, so run the app overnight and you could enjoy the created videos next morning when you are up.

After the conversion, get the converted wmv files and open them in Windows Media Player. Just enjoy your favourite media files on Windows-Based Computer and Software with ease! 

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