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How Do I Play an MP4 On Windows Media Player?

Windows Media Player currently do not support any MP4 file formats. Hence if your video file is contained in an MP4 format, then the Windows Media Player won’t be able to play it. If you have complications in understanding how you could or trying to change the MP4 file to Windows Media Player, you can think about using the Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate. It comes with a very user-friendly interface.

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You would be able to determine the type of video file you have in the ‘Type of File’ box. If it is really an MP4 file format, then there’s practically nothing you can do apart from converting the MP4 to Windows Media Player or suitable playing file formats.

However, you might be concerned that there might possible quality loss after the conversion or a change of file format. Be rest-assured because with the leading APEXTRANSTM technology, the Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate’s conversion comes with ZERO quality loss.

There are a few steps to guide you through on how to convert your video files that is an MP4 to Windows Media Player. Other than this, you can also easily search through Resource to get more information.


1 Getting video files ready

Click, drag and drop your MP4 video files into the video converter. To be more efficient and to save you the time of waiting for the video files to be converted one by one, simply drag them all in. The Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate has the ability to perform batch conversion. Your uploaded video files will be stacked on top of each another and you can also easily click-on the video’s thumbnail to preview the videos. There will be two screens prompted, one showing the Original Preview of the video whilst the other an Output Preview (if you wish to edit you files along the way).

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2 Convert MP4 files to Windows Media Player

There are five different editing features for you to utilize such as trimming, cropping, applying effect, adding watermarks and inserting subtitle. As shown in the screenshot below, you will be able to see the changes made instantly in the Output Preview.

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3 Choose an appropriate file format

Before you start to convert your MP4 video files so it can be watch or play on Windows Media Player, you will need to choose the appropriate file format. You can also view other supported file formats that are available by clicking on the Output Format's drop-down menu in case you need it for other conversion in the future.

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