Can’t play .mov files in Windows Media Player 12/11/10 – The Solution

“How can I .. or is it possible for Windows Media Player play a video file with an extension of .MOV? . I get the message that reads it cannot support the file and there may be a problem with the codec??? “

MOV, the QuickTime multimedia file format, only can be played on some special media players, like Apple QuickTime, VLC, etc. Compared with some other popular media formats, like AVI, and WMV, it has many limitations when people try to play the MOV files in Windows Media Player or import the MOV files to Windows Movie Maker for editing. To figure out why and how you can solve this problem, let’s have a look at the supported file formats on Windows Media Player; asf, .avi, .dvr-ms, .m1v, .mp2, .mp2v,.mpg, .mpeg, .mpg, .mpv2, .wm and .wmv but not including the QuickTime MOV file. To smoothly import the QuickTime MOV files into Windows Media Player (Windows 10 included), you have’ll to convert the QuickTime MOV files to Windows Media Player friendly format first.

In order to convert your QuickTime MOV to Windows Media Player supported format quickly and easily, EaseFab Video Converter is highly recommended here. It features a simple yet sleek interface and performs files conversion up to 6X faster enables you to complete the task in just a few clicks at your fingertips. Here we begin.

How to convert MOV for play on Windows Media Player

Step 1. Load your QuickTime MOV files

Install and run this Video Converter, drag-and-drop QuickTime MOV file to the program window. Note: this smart converter allows batch conversion to save your time, you can add as many MOV files as you want onto it.

Step 2. Choose WMV as the output format

Click “Profile” (located below where your files are displayed) and select the format you want from the drop-down list. Here you can choose “WMV” from “Common Video” category or Choose “WMV-HD” from “HD Video” as the output format.

You can click on the Settings button to set additional parameters for both the audio and video; including resolution, frame rate, encoder, bitrates and etc.
Before converting, you can preview your videos real-time in the preview pane as well as personalize your video by trimming, cropping, watermarking and adding some other effects.

Step 3. Begin QuickTime to Windows Media Player conversion]/b[

Hit Convert and let this smart QuickTime to Windows Media Video Converter do the rest for you!

Note: You can also convert your QuickTime MOV file to an MP4, F4V or etc. and enjoy them on a range of devices. You can also view them in either 3D or HD format for more entertainment.

After converted the MOV videos, you can easily play these videos in Windows Media Player. You’re done!

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1 Response to Can’t play .mov files in Windows Media Player 12/11/10 – The Solution

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