To play Mp4 videos on a windows pc, you are required to have a media player in your pc that supports Mp4 files. If you are using Windows media player version 12, then you will be able to play Mp4 videos on your pc. But, if you have version 11 or below then you will have to install a third party media player such as VLC etc.
There are two ways to play Mp4 videos on a windows pc :-
1. By Using Default Media Players
Download your Mp4 video from a trusted source. Save the file in your pc and remember the file name and location in your pc. Click the file then open and select the file from your computer.
Double click on the file. If your double left click the video your default media player will activate and will play the video. The video will automatically open in windows media player. All version of windows comes with a built in media player. Windows media player 11 and under will not open Mp4 videos without a codec or third party decoder.
Right click on the video icon. Instead of double click on the videos icon you can right click on the file to choose what media player you would like to use to play your video. After right clicking you will get a drop down menu.
Click on open with. From the drop down menu a new cascade window will open. There you will get a list of video players. It will include windows media players and any third party media player that has been installed.
Click on windows media player. Your desired Mp4 videos will play in windows.
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2. By Downloading Third Party Media Players
Download a media player from a trusted site. There are both free and paid software available. Some free software like VLC Media Player, Media Player Classic, etc. are the best and most widely used software. They support playback of nearly all the video and audio file formats.
Change your default media player. Go to properties, Select the “General Tab,” then “Change,” then select your chosen media player and click “OK.”
Choose your media player by right clicking the Mp4 file. When you right click on the MP4 file to choose your third party media player. This will bring up a drop down menu.
Click on open with. From the drop down menu a new cascade window will open. A list of video players will come up with the third party media player that has been installed. Click on your desired media player and your MP4 file will open.
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By reading this article you will be able to play Mp4 videos on a Windows pc. You can choose your desired Mp4 file and you can select your media player which you would like to use to play video. After reading this article you will also be able to set your default media player in a windows pc. If you like this article, don’t forget to share it. Thank You.
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