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Can't see .mov files in Windows Media Player 12

  1. #1


    Carleton, Skipton
    Posts : 51
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 (x64 bit)

    Can't see .mov files in Windows Media Player 12


    Hi, I am having problems seeing the videos on Windows Media Player 12. When I play the .mov files, it doesn't come up (I just comes up with a Music note icon) - but I can hear the Audio.

    When I play the .mov files on a laptop - it just works. Both OS Systems are both Windows 8.1

    Other formats like .mts and etc.. works fine!

    Any solutions?

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  2. #2


    Forever West
    Posts : 591
    WinVista, Win7, Win8.1, Win10, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17.1


    Usually one needs Apple's QuickTime to play .mov videos. Or maybe the Desktop needs a codec/add-in to play them?
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  3. #3


    Carleton, Skipton
    Posts : 51
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 (x64 bit)


    Okay, where do you get the right codec pack for it? I look for it!
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  4. #4


    Forever West
    Posts : 591
    WinVista, Win7, Win8.1, Win10, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17.1


    Try something found by Google Search:
    https://www.google.com/search?site=&....0.pXEnYnFMUkU
    I don't have a problem as my needs dictated that I get QuickTime Pro.
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  5. #5


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    VLC will play .mov files with no problems.
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  6. #6


    If I'm not mistaken, MPC-HC will also play these files without the need for any additional software and is a bit smaller than VLC on account of being Windows specific.
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Can't see .mov files in Windows Media Player 12
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