Category Windows Media Player

Disable or Uninstall Windows Media Player

How To Disable Windows Media Player In Windows 7, 8/8.1, 10

How To Disable Windows Media Player In Windows 10, 8.1/8, 7

Enable/Disable Windows Media Player: Article will describe  you (with video) how to turn off and turn on back the default media player named “Windows Media Player” in Windows Operating System. You can also say it as “How To Uninstall Windows Media Player” or “How To Delete Windows Media Player” or “How To Turn Off Windows Media Player” or “How To Remove Windows Player“. Article is valid for all version of Windows Operating system like Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 etc.

Windows Media Player: This is the built in media player for Windows operating system. Some people don’t like it and choose one player from the list of best media player for Windows. They want to uninstall or completely remove it from there system. This article is very much helpful for them. From the below process, Windows Media Player will be remove from your system.

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How To Uninstall Windows Media Player In Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10

Turn Off Windows Media Player: Step by step procedure to disable / uninstall windows media player:

  1. Go to Control panel -> Programs -> Program and Features.
  2. Click on “Uninstall a Program“.
  3. On the top left side of open window, Choose “Turn Windows Features On or Off“. A pop up window will appear and show you a list of active and inactive features.
  4. Unchecked the option “Windows Media Player” to uninstall Windows Media Player.
    Note: If you are not getting Windows Media Player directly, then check under “Media Features“.
  5. During Unchecked it will show you an error message like “Turning Off Windows Media Player Might Affect Other Windows Features And Programs Installed On Your Computer Including Default Settings. Do You Want To Continue?” . Just Ignore the message and click on “Yes“.
  6. Click on “OK“.
  7. A progress bar will appear and complete the required changes. Click on “OK“. Sometimes it will ask you to restart your PC to affect the changes. Click on “Restart Now” on the open window.
  8. That is it.

How To Enable (Turn On) Windows Media Player Again

Enable Windows Media Player: To reactivate the disabled Windows Media Player, Just tick on the check box “Windows Media Player” on step-4 of the above process and click on “OK” and complete the upcoming steps. After that, reboot your system and you will able to use the Windows media player again.

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Play Any Audio And Video File In Windows Media Player

How To Play Any Audio And Video File In Windows Media Player (WMP)

How To Play All Type Of Audio And Video Formats In Windows Media Player

Play All Type Of Media Files In Windows Media Player: Article will show you how can we play unsupported media files (By Default) in Windows Media Player using a codec named “K Lite Codec Pack“. After the installation of this codec software almost all type of audio and video files are supported by the Windows Media Player.

Windows Media Player (WMP): Windows media player is one of the top 10 video player in Windows operating system. This is the built in multimedia player in all version of Windows like Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 And Windows 10.

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As it is the built in media player, so it comes along with the operating system. After the installation of Windows you can also disable the Windows media player and use any other player. You can also use other players along with the Windows Media Player.

By default the built in media player named “Windows Media Player” fails to play some kind of audio (*.mka, *.amr etc.) and video files (*.mkv, *.flv etc.). You need to install additional codec software to play these kind of unsupported multimedia files in windows media player. After using different kind of codec software, I found “K Lite Codec Pack” is the best among them.

K Lite Codec Pack: K Lite Codec Pack is one of the best codec software for Windows platform developed by Codec Guide. After installation of K Lite Codec Pack, Windows media player is able to play all type of audio and video files. You need to take care on some settings during installation of K Lite Codec Pack, otherwise you will face difficulty in playing the media files. So proper installation will lead you to your destination.

Play All Audio And Video Files In Windows Media Player Using K Lite Codec Pack

Best Codec For Windows Media Player: K Lite Codec Pack is the one of the best codec application for Windows platform. During the installation you need to take care on these things.

  • Always install the application in Advanced or Expert mode. So that it will give you the maximum customize option.
  • On the player association page choose “Windows Media Player“. You can also choose any other player (If supported), So that the other player will also able to play all type of video and audio formats.
  • On the File Association For Windows Media Player Choose “Select all audio” and “Select all video“. Otherwise Windows Media player will only support the selected file formats.

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Which Type Of File Formats Will Be Supported After Installing K-Lite Codec Pack

Video File Formats Supported By Windows Media Player With K Lite Codec Pack

AVI (.avi .divx .amv), Matroska (.mkv .webm), MP4 (.mp4 .m4v . mp4v .mpv4) , Quick Time (.hdmov .mov), Flash Video (.flv .f4v), MPEG (.mpeg .mpg .mp2v .mpv2 .m1v m2v .m2p .mpe .evo), MPEGTS (.ts .m2ts .mts .m2t .tp .tps .trp .rec) 3GP (.3gp .3gpp .3g2 .3gp2), Windows MEdia (.wmv .asf), Digital Video (.dv), DVD file (.ifo .vob), Blue RAy file (.bdmv .mpls), Real MEdia (.rm .rmvb)

Audio File Formats Supported By Windows Media Player With K Lite Codec Pack

Audio File Extension (.mp3), WAVE (.wav .cda), Windows MEdia Audio (.wma), OGG (.ogg .oga), Matroska (.mka), MPEG4 Audio (.m4a .aac), FLAC (.flac), WavPAck (.wv), MusePAck (.mpc), Monkeys Audio (.ape .apl), Optim Frog (.ofr .ofs), TAK (.tak), Opus (.opus), Apple Loss Audio Codec (.alac), True Audio (.ta), AC3 (.ac3), DTS (.dts) AIFF (.aif .aiff .aifc), Core audio Format (.caf), AMR (.amr) , Real Audio (.ra), Speex (.spx)

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