What video formats does Windows Vista Home Premium recognize?

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What video formats does Windows Vista Home Premium recognize?

  1. James Hoag
    January 21, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    Are you trying to view a video with Windows Media Player? If so what type of file are you trying to view? I apologize if I have misunderstood your question.

  2. dhanunjayarao chunduri
    January 17, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    The most basic video formats are WMV, MP4, AVI, MOV etc. which can be recognized by the Windows Vista built-in Windows Media Player 11.

  3. Mahesh Kumar
    January 17, 2013 at 10:23 am

    Just Install Community Codec Pack : http://www.cccp-project.net/
    Windows Media Player will be able to play almost all formats including MKV..

  4. salim benhouhou
    January 16, 2013 at 8:47 am

    just in K-lite codec pack and it will recognize a lot of formats :
    http://www.filehippo.com/download_klite_codec_pack/

  5. Nala Dimapunong
    January 16, 2013 at 8:10 am

    I use Windows Vista Home Premium on my laptop. It recognizes a lot of formats, like the users above mentioned. However, I think this is not enough. I recommend you download and install codecs if you watch and download a lot of movies online. I myself downloaded and installed codec packs like shark007 or K-lite codecs. Also, download VLC Player or Media Player Classic in case your default media player can't read other popular formats.

  6. Adrian Bagnato
    January 15, 2013 at 8:14 am

    Continuing from Paul P., you can download K-Lite Mega Codec pack (http://codecguide.com/download_mega.htm), i've used it for years and it plays everything i throw at it.

  7. Alan Wade
    January 14, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    Change your Media player to something like PotPlayer or VLC and they already include the codecs to play most movie formats.

  8. Ahmed Musani
    January 14, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    It can support a number of formats. here is the list.
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316992

  9. Qin Tang
    January 14, 2013 at 6:03 am

    The most basic video formats are WMV, MP4, ASF, AVI, MOV etc. which can be recognized by the Windows Vista built-in Windows Media Player 11.

  10. Saurav Azad
    January 14, 2013 at 5:58 am

    Vista has Windows Media Player 11.
    From this Microsoft page is
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316992

  11. ha14
    January 13, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    Windows Media Player 11
    Windows Media Player 11 supports many different types of video files including the Windows Media Video format (WMV,) the Advanced Systems Format (ASF,) the Microsoft Digital Recording format (DVR-MS,) the Audio Visual Interleave format (AVI,) the Moving Pictures Experts Group formats (MPG, MPEG, M1V and MP2,) the Quicktime formats in version 2.0 or earlier (MOV and QT,) and Indeo Video Technology (IVF.)
    http://www.ehow.com/list_6895862_file-windows-media-player-11.html

  12. Paul Pruitt
    January 13, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    Vista has Windows Media Player 11. From this Microsoft page, http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316992, supported formats are:

    Windows Media formats (.asf, .wma, .wmv, .wm)

    Windows Media Metafiles (.asx, .wax, .wvx, .wpl)

    Microsoft Digital Video Recording (.dvr-ms)

    Windows Media Download Package (.wmd)

    Audio Visual Interleave (.avi)

    Moving Pictures Experts Group (.mpg, .mpeg, .m1v, .mp2, .mp3, .mpa, .mpe, .mpv2, .m3u)

    Musical Instrument Digital Interface (.mid, .midi, .rmi)

    Audio Interchange File Format ( .aif, .aifc, .aiff)

    Sun Microsystems and NeXT (.au, .snd)

    Audio for Windows (.wav)

    CD Audio Track (.cda)

    Indeo Video Technology (.ivf)

    Windows Media Player Skins (.wmz, .wms)

    QuickTime Content (.mov, .qt) - Version 2.0 or earlier are supported.

    **Not supported are:

    RealNetworks content (.ra, .rm, .ram)

    QuickTime content (.mov, .qt)

    MPEG-4 (.mp4)

    Free Lossless Audio Codec (.flac)

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