Friday, January 5, 2018

Play M2TS with Windows Media Player

Windows Media Player library doesn't recognize M2TS files

"The .m2ts files are not recognized by Media Player. The folder that holds the files has already been added to the Media Library under Videos, but when I browse to the Video Library and select that folder it says: "There are no items in this library yet - Windows Media Player is searching for media files in the background. Also if I open directly the .m2ts file Media Player plays the file."

Can Windows Media Player playback M2TS files?

From Windows Media Player supported file formats, we can see that Windows Media Player 12 has included playback support for M2TS files, however, the M2TS files should be encoded with MPEG-2 codec. It also means that if your M2TS files are encoded with other codec, Windows Media Player will fail to open that. The following part will share you 3 workable solutions to fix Windows Media Player M2TS file playback issue.

Solutions to fix Windows Media Player M2TS file playback

Solution 1: Downloading and installing M2TS codec pack

The K-Lite Codec Pack is a free collection of codecs and related tools. M2TS Codecs are needed for encoding and decoding for playing M2TS audio and video on Windows Media Player and so on. The very user-friendly installation is fully customizable, which means that you can install only those components that you want.

There are multiple versions of the K-Lite Codec Pack: The Standard version contains everything what is needed to play all the commonly used formats. The Full version contains even more codecs and also has encoding support.

Solution 2: Play M2TS files with WMP free alternative

There are many free popular media player applications such as VLC, SMPlayer, 5K Player, etc for you to freely play M2TS files.

Solution 3: Convert M2TS files to WMV

If the free M2TS codec can't solve your problem or you insist on playing M2TS files on Windows Media Player, then the most effective solution is transcoding M2TS files to Windows Media Player supported file formats with our powerful M2TS Converter - Pavtube Video Converter. The program has perfect importing support for M2TS files encoded with various different compression codec. Thanks to its batch conversion mode, you can load multiple M2TS files into the application for conversion at one time.

The application can assist you to easily transcode M2TS to Windows Media Player most compatible WMV file format so that you can directly watch the converted files on Windows Media Player without installing any third-party codec.

Besides M2TS files, you can also use this application to convert other unsupported file formats such as MP4, AVI, Tivo, MXF, H.265, MKV, AVI, AVCHD, FLV, etc for Windows Media Player viewing.

Step by Step to Convert M2TS Files for Windows Media Player Viewing

Step 1: Load M2TS files into the application.

Download the free trial version of the program. Launch it on your computer. Click "File" menu and select "Add Video/Audio" or click the "Add Video" button on the top tool bar to import source M2TS files into the program.

Load M2TS files into the application

Step 2: Define the output format.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select Windows Media Player best supported WMV files under "Common Video" main category. The program can assist you to produce 3 different WMV file types to satisfy your different entertainment need.

Output fast conversion speed WMV2(WMV8) file

Output fast conversion speed WMV2(WMV8) file

Output high quality WMV3 (WMV9) file

Output high quality WMV3 (WMV9) file

Output high definition WMV HD file format

Output high definition WMV HD file format

Step 3: Begin the conversion process.

After all setting is completed, hit the "Convert" button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin the conversion process from M2TS to Windows Media Player supported WMV file format.

When the conversion is finished, click "Open Output Folder" icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Then you will have no problem to play the converted M2TS files with Windows Media Player.

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