The following table lists the file types (formats) that are supported by Windows Media Player.
If you cannot play a file that is included in this table, the file might have been encoded using a codec that is not supported by Windows Media Player.
|File type (format)||File name extension|
|Music CD Playback (CD audio)||.cda|
|Audio Interchange File Format (AIFF)||.aif, .aifc, and .aiff|
|Windows Media audio and video files||.asf, .asx, .wax, .wm, .wma, .wmd, .wmp, .wmv, .wmx, .wpl, and .wvx|
|Windows audio and video files||.avi and .wav|
|Windows Media Player skins||.wmz|
|Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG)||.mpeg, .mpg, .m1v, .mp2, .mpa, .mpe, .mp2v, and .mpv2|
|Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI)||.mid, .midi, and .rmi|
|AU (UNIX)||.au and .snd|
|MP3||.mp3 and .m3u|
|Microsoft Recorded TV Show||.dvr-ms|