How to Play WebM Video on Windows Media Player?

February 21, 2012 / Posted by Irene on Video/Audio Tips

Windows Media Player is a media player and media library application developed by Microsoft which is used for video and audio playback. It has a native support for H.264 and MPEG-4 video formats, AVCHD formats (.M2TS and .MTS), 3GP, MP4 and MOV container formats and AAC audio format, etc. So when you are trying to play WebM video on Windows Media Player, it blocks the way for WebM is not the compatible video format of Windows Media Player. And here comes with the question on how to play WebM video on Windows Media Player.

To make WebM playback on Windows Media Player achievable, you should first convert WebM to Windows Media Player formats like MP4. A WebM to WMP Converter is required and Leawo Video Converter is your best choice without doubt. It is ranked as the most powerful video and audio converting program that can tackle with all media format conversions. In this way you can freely take it as a WebM to WMP Converter to convert WebM to Windows Media Player format. A Mac version video converting tool—Leawo Video Converter for Mac is also available for your options. Guide on how to play WebM video on Windows Media Player is shown below. Follow it and start video conversion.

   

Full Guide

Add Files

When you start running this program on your PC, you will see the software main interface and then click on the "Add Video" icon to load the video files you desire for conversion to the program. You can do some settings in this step: file name changing, file reordering, file previewing, etc.

Choose Format

This step will be finished within the "Profile" panel. Just open the "Profile" drop-down list and directly pick up one as output format. Here you can select MP4 format as an example.

Edit Video

Before you play WebM video on Windows Media Player, some special video editing features are allowed to be added to the video. On the one hand, go to the "Edit" section where you are able to trim video length, crop video size, adjust video effect and add video watermark. On the other hand, head to the "3D Settings" section where you are permitted to convert 2D WebM video to 3D video for a vivid video enjoyment.

Start Conversion

All the above three steps finished, click on the big "Convert" button to convert WebM to Windows Media Player.

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Extended Knowledge

WebM is an audio-video format designed to provide a royalty-free, open video compression format for use with HTML5 video. The project’s development is sponsored by Google. A WebM file consists of VP8 video and Vorbis audio streams, in a container based on a profile of Matroska. YouTube now offers WebM videos as part of its HTML5 player experiment. All uploaded files with resolutions from 720p and above are encoded to WebM in 480p and 720p, and other resolutions will follow.

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