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Article ID: 291948 - Last Review: July 2, 2010 - Revision: 4.0

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This article provides a list of codecs that are supported in Microsoft Windows Media Player for Microsoft Windows XP.


The following codecs are supported in Windows Media Player for Windows XP:
  • Cinepak codec
  • ClearVideo Decoder Driver
  • Fraunhofer IIS MPEG Layer-3 Codec
  • Fraunhofer IIS MPEG Layer-3 Codec for MSACM
  • Intel Audio Codec
  • Intel I.263 Video Driver
  • Intel Indeo 3.0 Video Codec
  • Intel Indeo 5.0 Video Codec
  • Intel Indeo(R) Video Interactive 32-bit Driver
  • Intel RAW YVU9 Video Driver
  • Lernout And Hauspie Codecs
  • Microsoft MPEG-4 Standard Video Codec
  • Microsoft MPEG-4 Video Codec v1
  • Microsoft MPEG-4 Video Codec v2
  • Microsoft MPEG-4 Video Codec v3
  • Microsoft Network Audio CODEC
  • Microsoft Screen Video Decompressor
  • Microsoft Windows Media Video v7
  • Microsoft Windows Media Video v8
  • Sharp G.726 Audio Codec
  • Sipro Lab Audio Telecom CODEC (Acelp)
  • Streaming Animation Support
  • Vivo H.263 Video CODEC
  • Vivo Siren Audio CODEC
  • VivoActive Audio CODEC
  • Voxware MetaSound
  • Voxware MetaVoice
  • Windows Media Audio Codec
NOTE: Not all of the supported codecs are installed by default. These codecs will be downloadable when you play content that requires the codec.
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