[FIXED!] Windows Media Player Not Playing Video Only Sound


Windows Media Player is a Windows snap-in media playing tool. It is usually the default media player on your Windows computer if you haven’t set another tool as the default one. Some Windows Media Player report that their Windows Media Player not playing video only sound.

Sometimes, the issue comes with some error codes like:

Windows Media Player cannot play the file because the required video codec is not installed on your computer.


Windows Media Player cannot play, burn, rip, or sync the file because a required audio codec is not installed on your computer.


A codec is required to play this file. To determine if this codec is available to download from the Web, click Web Help.


Invalid File Format.

This issue is always related to the codec. You can use the methods introduced in this post to solve it. Let’s go.

How to Fix Windows Media Player Not Showing Video?
Update your Windows Media Player
Enable Now Playing window
Reinstall Windows Media Player
Use an alternative
Convert the video format

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Created by GUOYAWEN 29 weeks 19 hours ago – Made popular 29 weeks 24 min ago
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