Windows Media Player Cannot Play the File FIX [Tutorial]
When you try to play a video file in Windows Media Player 11, the video does not play. However, the audio plays.
Additionally, when you try to play an audio file or a video file in Windows Media Player 11, you may receive an error message that resembles one of the following error messages:
Windows Media Player cannot play the file because the required video codec is not installed on your computer.
Windows Media Player cannot play, burn, rip, or sync the file because a required audio codec is not installed on your computer.
A codec is required to play this file. To determine if this codec is available to download from the Web, click Web Help.
Windows Media Player is still one of the best tools for playing music and movies, but it does have its own share of problems that pop up now and again. Most issues with the Windows Media Player tool are easily fixed, just like this one. The problem we’re going to talk about today is the one that affects media files such as .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .mov, and .adts. You see, whenever any of these media files have a space in their path or file name, users will experience the following error:
Windows Media Player cannot play the file, The player might not support the file type or might not support the codec that was used to compress the file.
This tutorial will apply for computers, laptops, desktops,and tablets running the Windows 10, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 7 operating systems.Works for all major computer manufactures (Dell, HP, Acer, Asus, Toshiba, Lenovo, Samsung).