Canon digital cameras--both still and video devices--can record movie files. These files are saved onto either an SD memory card or a built-in hard drive. Once imported to a computer, users can view the Canon videos in any media player, including WMP. How to play Canon videos on Windows Media Player?
As the default media player in Windows operating system, Windows Media Player (abbreviated WMP), makes it easy to play audio, video and view images for Windows users. However, many files contain video streams that are encoded using codecs that WMP cannot normally interpret. When you attempt to playback such a file, problems may be encountered.
Canon videos to Windows Media Player playback problem:
“I have used Canon C300 camcorder borrowed from my friend one month ago. I recorded some exciting videos at weekends. But after I transferred the footages to my Windows computer and find that the Canon MXF files can’t be played by Windows Media Player, can you help me?”
“I found a codec that allows me to view Canon MXF files in Windows Media Player but it won't play the audio. Does anyone know of a codec/decoder that allows one to view MXF files with audio in WMP?”
Since Canon MXF becomes a popular recording video format, many people have been wondering “Can Windows Media Player play Canon MXF files?” According to Microsoft support website, Windows Media Player (WMP) still won’t support Canon MXF files. Though we can make Windows Media Player play Canon MXF video by install some codecs. If you search more you will learn that Canon MXF is a container format which may contain multiple video and audio streams. If the Canon MXF video or audio codec is not WMP installed codec supported one, WMP won’t play Canon MXF video of this kind.
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Detailed steps about how to play Canon videos on Windows Media Player: Step 1:
Download, install and launch the smart Video Converter. Click “Add video” or “Add from folder” button to load Canon videos to the program. You can also directly drag the files to the main interface.
For playing Canon videos in Windows Media Player smoothly, you can hit the “Format” bar to choose “HD Video>>AVI HD Video (*.avi)” as best output format.
Click “Settings” button to customize the output video and audio settings by yourself. But if you are not good at it, you’d better use the default parameters, they will ensure you a good balance between file size and image quality basically. You can change the resolution, bit rate, frame rate as you need.
Now everything has been settled, and don’t forget to set the file location. Click “Convert” button to start the conversion work and click “Open” when you finish your conversion to check your converted files.
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