How can I watch a webinar video if Windows Media Player is lacking the codecs?

Mya Agbulos April 6, 2013

My teacher sent me an email asking me to watch the webinar video file, but unfortunately cannot view the video.

It says: “Windows Media Player cannot play the file because the required video codec is not installed on your computer.”

What do I need to do about this?

  1. Xenios Kofteros
    April 16, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    If you are dead set on using Windows media Player I suggest using the CCCP codec pack. They are free with no malware/adware attached. Just google it. They play anything and add subtitle support as well (for srt and other formats).

  2. Thomas Farnsworth
    April 14, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    install codacs from microsoft

  3. pp potana
    April 7, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    Install K-lite media codecs

  4. Alan Wade
    April 7, 2013 at 9:02 am

    SMPlayer plays just about all media types:

    I have never had a problem with it.

  5. Chinmay Sarupria
    April 7, 2013 at 6:04 am
  6. ha14
    April 6, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    you can convert .ARF or .WRF to another video format like WMV
    How to Play ARF Files
    My WebEx

  7. Tina Sieber
    April 6, 2013 at 9:27 pm


    Forget about Windows Media Player. I recommend installing VLC. It's a multimedia player that comes with all the codecs pre-installed.

    VLC comes highly recommended from MakeUseOf authors, including myself:
    The VLC Media Player – Does it Really Play Everything?
    7 Top Secret Features Of The Free VLC Media Player
    6 Cool VLC Tips & Tricks You Might Not Know About

    • DalSan M
      April 7, 2013 at 1:08 am

      I agree with ditching Windows Media Player with a different one, but VLC by VideoLAN has become resource hungry and doesn't play some formats as well as it should. Media Player Classic works better most of the time, especially with MP4 files, while using less resources. The tips and tricks are very nice in VLC, however. If you wish to keep using Windows Media Player, install a codec package such as K-lite codec pack.

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