3 Methods to Play MP4 Files on Windows Computer
Method 1: Use Windows Media Player 12; Method 2: Use VLC player; Method 3: Convert MP4
Almost all users know MP4 video format, if they do not know others. 80% of the video files that users download from the internet, record with their phones or receive from others are in MP4 format. However, many users have met difficulties when playing the popular MP4 file on Windows computers. Now the following article just introduces 3 methods to help users to play MP4 files on their Windows computers easily.
Method 1: Use Windows Media Player 12 to play MP4 files
Luckily, Windows Media Player 12 has no problem in playing MP4, but Windows Media Player 11 or other lower versions of Windows Media Player can not.. Update your Windows Media Player to Windows Media Player 12 and then click File to import the MP4 to Windows Media Player 12 to play.
Method 2: Use VLC player to play MP4 videos on Windows
If your Windows Media Player 11 or lower versions failed to play the MP4 on your Windows computers, you can download and install VLC player and use it to play the MP4 file, since VLC player is compatible to play most of MP4 files, like MP4 DivX, MP4 XviD, MP4 H.264, MP4 MPEG-4, etc. After installing VLC player, run it and click Media button>Open File button to add the MP4 file to VLC player for playback.
Method 3: Convert MP4 to Windows more supported AVI, WMV, MPG etc
If your Windows Media Player can not play the MP4 file, you can use a MP4 to Windows Media Player converter to convert the unsupported MP4 to any version of Windows Media Player best supported WMV, AVI, MPEG-1, MPEG-2,ASF, etc and then play the converted MP4 in Windows Media Player. Avdshare Video Converter is recommended by many users as one of the most professional MP4 to Windows Media Player converter.
With Avdshare Video Converter, users can easily convert any unsupported MP4 to any version of Windows Media Player best supported video formats. Besides, this MP4 to Windows Media Player converter also supports to convert other unsupported FLV, WTV, AVCHD, MKV, MOV, VOB, etc to any Windows Media Player supported video formats for the smooth playback. More powerful is that this MP4 to Windows Media Player converter has full ability in converting any unsupported video format to any other media player, device or video editor supported video formats. Now the following provides the steps on how to convert MP4 to Windows Media Player supported video formats.
How to Convert MP4 to Windows Supported Video Format?
Make Preparation: Free download MP4 to Windows Media Player Converter
Step 1 Add MP4 file
Click the "Add file" button to simply upload your unsupported MP4 to this MP4 to Windows Media Player converter. The drag and drop button also works when uploading MP4 to MP4 to Windows Media Player converter.
Step 2 Targeted output format setting
Choose WMV, AVI, MPEG-1, MPEG-2 etc as your output format by clicking "Profile" button > "General Video" category.
Step 3 Convert MP4 to Windows supported format
Click the "Convert" button to easily start and finish the MP4 to Windows Media Player supported video formats conversion.
There are other ways to play MP4 on your Windows computers, but we must say that the above 3 methods are recommended by users as the safe methods and widely used methods.