“Oops, I downloaded the Thor: Ragnarok yesterday, I wanted to play it with my Windows Media Player, but I failed. My video looks like this: [Thor: Ragnarok] [BluRay-720P.MKV]. Who can help me to play MKV files on PC?”
You may feel confused because you play some videos successfully before with Windows Media Player. But now, why do we file to play MKV with it? Do you want to know why? Keep reading.
Generally speaking, different video formats have different requirement for playing conditions.
Such as, Windows Media Player can’t play MKV videos directly, but it can play MP4 and WMV file. But if I tell you that you can play MKV on Windows Media Player with my help? Do you want to try? Move to Part3.
You may be interested in how to play Blu-ray on Xbox One.
In this part, we will introduce you a powerful HD video player—Blu-ray Player has all-in-one codec for different video formats. In other word, you can play 180+ video formats on PC, of course, including MKV files.
Step1 Free download MKV player on PC. You can choose Windows or Mac version.
Step2 Open the software. First, you will see two options on the main interface: Open File and Open Disc. Second, click Open File button and choose the MKV files on the computer.
Step3 Enjoy your movies.
Now, you can enjoy your movie, MKV Media Player will bring you the immersive audio and video effect. If you have 4K videos, you can also play 4K videos with this software.
As we all know, the Windows Media Player (WMP) is developed by Microsoft, which can play audio, video and viewing images on personal computers running the Microsoft Windows operating system.
Take Windows 7, 64-bit as an example. Please download movies in MKV format firstly.
Then you will find a message box, try to click YES, you will see another message box, click Web Help. Until now, you may know that the Windows Media Play can’t play MKV files without right codec.
Please type MKV codec for windows media player windows 7 in Google, there will be lots of options for you. Download and install one. I use the Media Player Codec Pack.
1. Be careful with the codec pack you download. Stop installing process immediately when you see the antivirus reports windows.
2. Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP all can follow these steps.
3. A codec is a small plugin that is installed on a system to play audio or video that has been encoded or compressed. The codecs are frequently-used on the Internet to be able to reduce the size of the video or the audio and thus facilitate its download. If you want to play MKV, AVI, WMV and more on Windows Media Player, follow the same steps to install the proper codec package.
If you don’t want to play MKV with Windows Media Player or MKV video player, converting MKV to MP4 will be a good choice.
Because MP4 can be compatible with different video players, including Windows Media Player (computer), iPhone, Xbox, PS4… so you just need to convert MKV to MP4 with MKV to MP4 Converter, no quality loss, fast speed, information security.
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