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Tourist
Posts: 4

video wont play on windows media player

Using hero 5 Session

Videos recorded in resolutions 720, 960, 1080 play just fine in Windows Media Player.

Videos recorded in resolutions 1440, 2.7K, 4K do NOT play in Windows Media Player (plays audio only).

 

I am running Windows 7

Explorer
Posts: 12,070

Re: video wont play on windows media player

This would be a limitation of your computer.
Tourist
Posts: 4

Re: video wont play on windows media player


@danielr15 wrote:
This would be a limitation of your computer.

Yes, I already know that.

The question is what can I do about it.

 

Explorer
Posts: 12,070

Re: video wont play on windows media player

I don't mean to sound rude, but if you know it's a limitation of the computer I would think the answer is obvious.

You have given no information about your computer other than the operating system so my assumption is you need a better computer or at least some upgrades.

If you want to try a different media player, VLC media player is pretty good and uses very little resources.
Tourist
Posts: 4

Re: video wont play on windows media player

Im not trying to be rude either. The answer that "my computer has limitaions" is obvious. But that wasn't my question.

 

My question: Is there a way to play > 1080 resolution on Windows Media Player. Such as new CODECs? WMP Upgrade? Conversion to a different format.... something else?

Or is WMP just not capable regradless of upgrades, CODECs, etc... 

 

My system:

Lenova T540p

Windows 7

Intel Core i5-4300M   2.6GHz

64 bit OS

RAM 8GB

Storage 512GB SSD

Windows Media Player: Vers 12 <--- I believe this is the latest

 

 

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Tourist
Posts: 4

Re: video wont play on windows media player

try this older CODEC. I was running windows 7 and upgraded to WIN 10 (3 DAYS LATER OF TROUBLE SHOOTING)

I found this older codec fixed the problem.

http://cineform.com/gopro-cineform-decoder

hope it works for you.