Solution : Windows Media Player cannot play some media files : missing codecs

After Reading this you will be able to play almost all type of media files on your computer. Different media files need different codecs to run properly. This problem can sometimes lead to misery for a user. You want to play a song or a movie and you get an error that some codec is missing and required to play that file.

The Simplest of all the ways to get those files to play are :

  • Download and install VLC media player
  • or Download and Install K-lite codec package

K-lite codec package comes with Media Player Classic that I personally like to watch movies on.

Download VLC Media Player

K-Lite Codec Package

Note: It is always recommended to scan the files you download of the internet. If even a fragment of suspicion is detected on your part, please do not download the file.