How can I find out which codecs are installed on my PC?

  1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search.
    (If you're using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer up, and then clickSearch.)

    Download the latest Codec for your computer here.

  2. Enter Windows Media Player in the search box, and then tap or click Windows Media Player.

  3. On the Help menu, tap or click About Windows Media Player.

    If you can't see the Help menu, tap or click Organize, tap or click Layout, and then select Show menu bar.

  4. In the About Windows Media Player dialog box, tap or click Technical Support Information.

    Your web browser will open a page that includes a lot of detailed info about the related binary files, codecs, filters, plug-ins, and services installed on your PC. You might be able to use this info to help troubleshoot problems.

 

Warning

  • You should only install codecs, filters, or plug-ins from trusted, authorized sources, such as the official website of the codec manufacturer. Be careful when you install codecs that you've found on the Internet, particularly the free codec packs that claim to include codecs from many companies, because these codec packs might include software that can damage your PC. If you've installed any codec packs and are having problems with the Player, we recommend that you remove them.