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What Are Media (Video/Audio) Formats Supported by Windows 10

After upgrading to Windows 10, some users find they can't play videos successfully as before. For example, they lose the DVD playback ability on Windows 10. In addition to that, Windows Media Player won't load AVCHD videos; some see a black screen when using MOV footages... So what formats can Windows 10 play and what it can't? Here, let's discuss Windows 10 media formats supported (video and audio formats) to acquire what kinds of videos/audios can be natively played on Windows 10.

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Full List of Media File Formats Supported by Windows 10

Windows 10 supported media formats is based on file types supported by system-attached Windows Media Player. On the other hand, some new formats and codecs are gathered into Windows 10 media formats list, like video format MKV, video codec H.265 and audio format FLAC, all of which make it possible to play HD/4K/8K movies on Windows 10 with lossless audio quality. Now, let's take a look at the full list of video/audio formats supported by Windows 10.

Windows 10 Video Formats

Windows 10 Audio Formats

• Advanced Systems Formats (.ASF)
• Windows Media Video (.WMV, .WM)
• Audio Visual Interleave (.AVI)
• MPEG -1 (.MPEG, .MPG, .M1V)
• QuickTime Movie File (.MOV)
• MP4 Video File (.MP4, .M4V, .MP4V, .3G2, .3GP2, .3GP, .3GPP)
• MPEG -2 TS Video File (.M2TS)
• Matroska Video File (.MKV)

• Windows Media Audio (.WMA)
• MPEG Audio Layer III (.MP3)
• MPEG Audio Layer II (.MP2, .MPA)
• Audio for Windows (.WAV)
• CD Audio Track (.CDA)
• MP4 Audio File (.M4A)
• Windows Audio File (.AAC, .ADT, .ADTS)
• Free Lossless Audio Codec (.FLAC)

Note: Windows Media Player on Windows 10 doesn't support DVD playback. To play DVD, you need to pay $15 for the DVD Player or rely on a third-party DVD player for Windows 10.

Developed by Microsoft, AVI and WMV are traditionally supported by any Windows systems and also the best video formats for Windows 10. In addtion, although MP4 is a new format for latest WMP12, this most compatible format also can be well supported by Windows 10 based on the experience of Windows phone support.

Related: Windows 10 Mobile Video Formats, MKV Codec for Windows Media Player, Windowns 10 Movie Maker Download

How to Play Any Unsupported Videos on Windows 10?

Windows 10 seemingly supports nearly all mainstream media formats, but some formats like 3GP, FLV, WebM for web/Chromecast, MOD/TOD files recorded by digital camcorders can't play on Windows 10 smoothly. To watch any videos on Windows 10 smoothly, you can convert the unsupported videos into the best media formats supported by Windows 10.

WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe is a versatile video converter to convert any SD/HD/4K/8K videos for Windows (10/8/7/XP) at a super fast speed in a few clicks. Embedded in 370+ video/audio codec, this Windows 10 video format converter is capable of converting videos to current popular devices, iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy, Windows Phone (10/8), PS3/4, Xbox and audios, MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC etc.

How to Convert FLV/WEbM/MOD/TOD etc, to Windows 10 Video Formats

Step 1. Launch WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe and click +Video button located at top left of navigation bar to import the video you want to convert to Windows 10 media formats supported.
Step 2. Output Profile window appears for output formats selection. Move to PC General Video option and choose one of the best Windows 10 video formats (AVI, WMV, MP4). If the source is a music video, you can choose to convert it to audio formats supported by Windows 10, like MP3, AAC, FLAC etc.
Step 3. Tap Browse button to save converted video to destination folder and click RUN button to start conversion for Windows 10.

Convert Video to Best Media Formats for Windows 10
Convert Video to Best Media Formats for Windows 10

Other ways to play any video formats on Windows 10:

1. Download and install third-party codecs for Windows Meida Player to play the incompatible formats; or
2. Get a third-party free player to play any videos on Windows 10 without trouble. 5KPlayer is a powerful free music and video player capable of playing any video/audio formats, MKV/M2TS/FLV/AVI/MP4/MP3/FLAC/APE etc, and even 4K/8K Ultra HD videos with multi-subtitle tracks, 3D movies, radio and DVDs faultlessly. It is approved to a perfectly safe players bundled no adware, spyware or virus at all.

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author - Donna Peng

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Donna Peng's fascination with multimedia began at an early age - shortly after she licked the physical disc and then she's been obsessed ever since. Her decade-long career at Digiarty after the graduation has seen her unmatched expertise in the field of DVD, digital video, software and anything related to home theatre. She is currently fascinated with photography.

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