Windows Media Player

Program Description

A media player and media library application from Microsoft that can be use to play audio and video files and view image files on Computers using Microsoft Operating Systems, Pocket PC and Windows Mobile based systems.

Windows Media Player is also able to copy the contents of audio compact discs to computer and to burn recordable disc in the Audio CD format or as MP3 based data discs. It can also be used in conjunction with portable music players or mobile devices to synchronise music from the library's to the devices.


Supported File Types

icon .mp3 - MPEG1/2 Audio Layer 3 (Audio Files)

MP3 is the file format used to describe audio files that have been ecoded using a lossy compression format and is the common format used for consumer audio... [More Information]

icon .avi - Audio Video Interleave (Video Files)

AVI is the file format used to describe video files in a multimedia container from Microsoft that was part of Video for Windows technology and generally... [More Information]

icon .vob - VOB (Video Files)

DVD Video Oject or as it is better known VOB is the container file on a DVD Disc that contains the actual film data. VOB files are MPEG-2 system streams... [More Information]

icon .wmv - Windows Media Video (Video Files)

WMV is one of many video formats which in this case has been compressed through the use of various codecs from Microsoft. In 2006 the organization SMPTE... [More Information]

icon .3gp - 3GPP (Video Files)

3GP is used to describe both the format and the container that holds the video data, the format 3GP was designed for use with mobile telephones and is... [More Information]

icon .mpg - MPEG-1 (Video Files)

MPEG-1 is the file format used to describe compressed files that use a lossy compression, an example of this is the MP3 format. [More Information]

icon .ogg - Ogg Vorbis Compressed File (Audio Files)

OGG is the file format used to describe Audio files that have been encoded and compressed using Ogg Vorbis compression, the format is not patented and free... [More Information]

icon .wav - Waveform Audio File Format (Audio Files)

WAV is the file format used to describe audio bitstream files that are used to store Waveform audio format files. [More Information]

icon .pls - Playlist File (Audio Files)

PLS is the file format used to describe a play list file used by various Media Players to let it know which files and in which order to play them back. [More Information]

icon .cda - Compact Disc Audio File Shortcut (Audio Files)

Microsoft Windows creates short cut files that represent the tracks on a Audio CD when the disc is inserted in to a drive, these files contain no audio data... [More Information]

icon .m4b - MPEG-4 Audio Book File (Audio Files)

M4B is used to store bookmarked files often used by QUickTime and the Windows Media Player, the M4B files is used together with the MPEG-4 file which... [More Information]

icon .ax - DirectShow Filter File (Plugin Files)

AX is the file format used to describe files that are used by DirectShow during playback that contain data regarding the en and decoding, compression and... [More Information]

icon .kar - Karaoke MIDI File (Audio Files)

KAR is the file format used to describe midi files that have song lyrics, these files do not contain any audio data. [More Information]

icon .m3u - Media Playlist File (Audio Files)

M3U is the file format used to describe playlist files, these files are usually used by media players to playback a list of songs in a certain order. [More Information]

icon .mxf - Material Exchange Format File (Video Files)

SMPTE defined a container format for professional video and audio which uses the .mxf extension. MXF supports the use of various codecs as well as a... [More Information]

icon .mcf - Multimedia Container Format File (Video Files)

Multimedia Container Format is the name given to files that use the .mcf file extension these are container files that contain file formats such as... [More Information]

icon .prx - Windows Media Settings File (Settings Files)

The Windows Media Player uses files for helping the Media Player to find multimedia content. These files use the extension .prx and are based on the xml format. [More Information]

icon .ogv - Video Container File (Video Files)

Files with the file extension .ogv are a container format used for video, this format was developed by the Xiph.Org Foundation [More Information]

icon .wpl - Windows Media Player Playlist File (Video Files)

Windows Media Player is a multimedia application from Microsoft that can play audio data, Video data as well as manage the users music library. It is... [More Information]

icon .aac - Advanced Audio Coding (Audio Files)

AAC is the file format used to describe audio files that use a encoding format that uses lossy compression and was originally designed to become the... [More Information]

icon .mpeg - MPEG Movie File (Video Files)

In 1988 the Moving Picture Experts Group or MPEG was created to create standards to be used in the transmission of audio and visual data which has been... [More Information]

icon .xvid - Xvid Video File (Video Files)

Based on the MPEG-4 standard Xvid is a codec used to de and encode as well as compressing and decompressing video files. Some of the features of Xvid are. .... [More Information]

icon .vp6 - TrueMotion VP6 Video File (Video Files)

The file extension .vp6 was used by the program On2 Flix, this program created video files and the .vp6 extension was used to let your computer know that it... [More Information]

icon .aa - Audible Audio File (Audio Files)

Audible Audio files that have the extension .aa are Audio Book files from which is a provider for Audio Books and other spoken multimedia formats.... [More Information]

icon .asf - Advanced Systems Format (Video Files)

ASF is the file format used to describe the proprietary digital audio/video container format that is developed by Microsoft and is a part of the Windows... [More Information]

icon .mid - MIDI File (Audio Files)

The advent of electronic instruments such as Synthesizers which were being connected to other instruments and computers made it neccersary for an industry... [More Information]

icon .wmdb - Windows Media Database File (Data Files)

A Windows Media Database file which is also known as a WMDB file which uses the .wmdb file extension. These files store information about the media files... [More Information]

icon .spx - Speex File (Audio Files)

Speex is a open source codec used for compressing speech which can be used by speech applications, features supported by speex include. . Narrowband (8... [More Information]

icon .wax - Windows Media Player Redirect File (Audio Files)

The .wax file extension is used as a redirect file for the Windows Media Player when it plays streamed files, the files contain no data only information... [More Information]

icon .aif - Audio Interchange File Format (Audio Files)

AIF is the file format used to describe audio files, this format is a standardized format for storing sound on electronic media device's and personal computers. [More Information]

icon .mpa - MPEG Audio 2 File (Audio Files)

MPA is the file format used to describe audio files that use MPEG layer 2 compression to reduce the file size. [More Information]

icon .m1v - MPEG-1 Video File (Video Files)

Videos that have been encoded using the MPEG-1 codec make use of the .m1v file extension. MPEG-1 is the lossy compression format used to encode audio and... [More Information]

icon .hds - Windows Digital Right Management File (Encrypted Files)

Windows Media DRM is used for the delivery of multimedia content over the Internet which allows the owner of the media to control the way that the content... [More Information]