Playing WebM files into Windows Media Player
Let’s take a recap. WebM files or formats where meant and designed for use on the web. With its high resolution and fast playback, it competes with other web media formats like FLV and H.264. Its files consist of video streams compressed with the VP8 video codec and audio streams compressed with the Vorbis audio codec. The file structure is based on the Matroska media container, like so. Check my blog here if you want to know why do I want webM videos.
This isn’t much of a problem, since you can easily play this file through VLC. Their problem solved!
Just kidding! Since not many of us have a new updated hardwares every-time, we could always use the alternatives . This is a tutorial on how to show an alternative way to play WebM files to windows media players.
To play WebM files you need these two software’s:
- WebM/VP8 DirectShow Filters, you can get it here. Download!
- Xiph.org OGG Open Codecs, you can also get it here. Download!
Follow through the installation of these two and you’re done! Now that was simple.
Now, I should explain what they do.
The WebM/VP8 DirectShow Filters will add DirectShow filters that will make it possible for Windows Media Player to read from the WebM multimedia container, and also decode the VP8-compressed video. Play the Webm videos or files on the media player and it will decode and play the video. Now let’s install the Audio. Once you have Downloaded the OGG codecs from the link above. You should install the Xiph.org codecs for OGG Vorbis, Theora, Speex and FLAC, and when it is installed, Windows Media Player will be able to play audio in WebM files.
For windows classic version of the media player, download the latest version of
Media Player Classic Home Cinema. you can Download! it here. As always its a classic version, all the codec supports are old and you need updates to play these files. Install the software, select on what type of platform you use. You have two options 32 and 64 bit systems for all Window OS products, based on what system you are running.
Note: If it gets pixelated, the screens blurs from any of the part of the clips, video is slow and take’s to long for the video to respond, then you might consider replacing a new video card or increase your proccessor speed for more performance.
You’re all set! Thanks for reading and Good Luck.
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