Windows Media Player 12 - unable to play network stream?


#1

Hello,
Are you unable to find a codecs package out of box for windows media player 12 factory installed on windows 10 pro x64 on Eve V for play network stream like me ?

Actually fail to open network stream with Windows Media Player 12 (win10) report error:

“Windows Media Player cannot play the file. The Player might not support the file type or might not support the codec that was used to compress the file.”

Anyway, I can play network stream with windows media player 12 on windows 7 32bit successfully.
But don’t remember is factory functional or added codec ?

Where a can find safety solution for have the codec for watching TV channel from network stream codecs h.264/h.265.

I can watch legal free tv stream from my internet service provider Swisscom at Switzerland.
example: rtp://123.123.123.123:10000

vlc 2.2.8 and 3.0 can play network stream SD/HD/UHD without any issue on both (win7 and win10)

Standard quality Swisscom compression 3.5M bit/s RTS un
High Definition quality Swisscom compression 7.5 Mbit/s RTS un HD
UltraHD quality Swisscom compression 18 Mbit/s Ultra Nature UHD

Any help solution from eve.community would be welcome.


#2

Get this Codec pack and install it …https://www.codecguide.com/download_k-lite_codec_pack_mega.htm

Try Again with windows media player, if the problem persists for some of the video format (NOT ALL OF THEM), then install GOM Player http://player.gomlab.com/?language=eng (or any other video player) and see if works.

CAUTION: May not be in your case, however some of the video downloaded from torrents and illegal sites, uses malicious codecs to hijack your device data. The file will look like a video file, but will not play and direct you to some subscription site or silently steal information on the background.


#3

I used to download klite codec pack but for the past few years I’ve been using VLC. The way I understand it, it has codecs built-in, I have yet to encounter a media file it couldn’t play


#4

VLC, i have abondened it long ago, does not play some of recents codecs.


#5

For VLC, try new version 3.0 - it should support again all codecs.


#6

I have yet to come across a file that VLC won’t play. The default interface is a bit tiny on the V’s high-resolution display, but there is a UWP version of VLC in the Windows Store that has a more touch-optimized interface (and apparently uses less power too, so good for battery life!)


#7

Long Story Short: Windows Media Player is (usually) to toss away and VLC / MPC is to be preferred with my Go-To Recommendation being VLC for it being super nice to install & use.
Then again, MPC has very nice support for codecs & is super scaleable with custom video renderer (madVR) and engines for subtitles and other fancy stuff that can deliver over VLC if you can spot the differences. (In a group of multiple people over a beamer we could hardly do that btw :D)


#8

i second this.

i remember when i had troubles trying to find the right codec and program for the porn i downloaded, but that all went away when i found vlc.

vlc: see all the boobies ©