FIX Windows Media Player unable to play certain type of media files

After reading this post you will be able play to almost all commonly found media files. There are a lot of media file extensions that requires certain codecs to open/play. Default Windows installation does not support all the formats due to certain limitations. Some people download and install VLC player to play their Media files. VLC player can be found here. Though to play your media files within Windows Media player you can follow the steps below:

  • Head over to this website & download k-lite codec package
  • Or go to and search for k lite codec package.
  • Download the package
  • Install the package using Default/typical settings.
  • Open Windows Media Player and play your favourite file type.
  • Enjoy

Note: Scan the Installation/Downloaded files with a good Antivirus Software before Installing.