Learn why sometimes you cannot play WMV files
What are WMV files? What are the reasons due to which WMV files cannot be played?
WMV file stands for Windows Media Video file and it is part of Windows Media framework. WMV file is one of the file formats and these files could be played by built-in Windows Media Player. The features supported by Windows media audio have advanced multimedia capabilities, multiple language support, content and document management, extensible and scalable media types. The file extension for WMV files is .wmv which is also used for ASF format. In order to play the WMV file, you require a set of codecs which is a program for creating audio and video formats. WMV file is used for storing video content in compressed format. One of the advanced features of WMV file is that it helps to compress large video files and at the same time it keeps the quality of video sound. WMV files are supported by VLC Media Player, RealPlayer, Zoom Player etc.
Following are the reasons due to which WMV files cannot be played:
- Corrupted files
- Compatibility issues
- Problems with codec
There are several reasons which cause problems with the working of WMV files. If the file gets corrupted then WMV files are not able to work. The system files usually gets corrupted due to the virus infection. The virus is the harmful program that causes the malfunctioning of system files. As a result it causes the corruption of the WMV file.
If you are using the old version of Windows Media Player then there would occur compatibility issues. The latest version of WMV file may not be able to play with this old version. If the system requirements and other resources are not available for the working of the WMV files, then it would cause the compatibility issues and WMV files cannot be played.
If there is any issue with codec then it might result in WMV file issues. Conflict with one codec with another may result in not playing of WMV files in the system. The corrupted codec would not allow to play the WMV files properly. It becomes unable to compress the video files and causes the not working of WMV files issue.
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