In order to play an MP4 file with Windows Media Player, a codec is required. One of the best codecs for Windows Media Player is the K-Lite Codec Pack. To download the K-Lite Codec Pack, navigate to the Codec Guide website and click "Download." Select a mirror from which to download the software. Once it has downloaded, install the software. Restart the computer and then play the MP4 file.Know More
The K-Lite Codec Pack lets Windows Media Player play many file formats, including MKV, OGG and FLAC. The codec pack is available in different-sized packages: basic, standard, full and mega. Even the basic pack lets Windows Media Player open MP4 files. The larger packs contain more codecs and include a lightweight media player called Media Player Classic.
The different formats of video files represent different levels of compression. The codec lets the media player read files that are compressed heavily or in different ways. Different compression rates result in different video quality. For example, WMV is less compressed than MP4, and this results in better video quality. The MP4 format allows for large video files to be much smaller; therefore, it is a highly sought after and popular format of video. Many mobile phones record video in the MP4 format to cut down on file size.Learn More
In order to burn an MP4 to a DVD that will play in a standard DVD player, a burning program, a blank DVD and a DVD burner are required. Not all DVD burning programs are capable of burning MP4 files, so check the compatibility before installing the program.Full Answer >
Use Freemake Video Converter to convert an MP4 file to an AVI format. This tool costs nothing to use as of 2014. It provides options for converting video and audio files to a range of formats for playback on a computer, tablet or phone.Full Answer >
Windows Media Player plays AVI files by default, so double-clicking on the file should allow it to run in the player. If it does not work, you may have to enable AVI playback in the menu, and check for updates to ensure it plays supported files in the future.Full Answer >
Use the VLC media player to play an MP4 file on your PC. Windows does not offer native MP4 support; however, you can use a video converter to convert the MP4 to a file your media player recognizes. Alternatively, VLC offers MP4 video playback by default and is free to use.Full Answer >