VLC Media Player 2.0.1 TwoFLower not supporting .wmv

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Hi there! I am having a problem with my latest VLC player. It is not opening up my .wmv song file. Can anyone help me out with this issue? Thanks.

Answered By 0 points N/A #159290

VLC Media Player 2.0.1 TwoFLower not supporting .wmv


.wmv is a proprietary file extension of windows. They contain Digital Restrictions Management (DRM), it’s for copyright protection. This is why it won’t play on other players such as VLC or it will only play the sounds but not the video.

  1. What we can do is to convert the .wmv file to mp4 format or any other format that are supported by VLC such as MPC or WMP.
  2. You can also try sliding your hardware acceleration down; this will disable all DirectDraw and Direct3D accelerations including cursors and advanced drawing accelerations.
  3. Another option is to uninstall and re-install your video player.

Hope this helps.

Answered By 574865 points N/A #159291

VLC Media Player 2.0.1 TwoFLower not supporting .wmv


Yes, WMV or “.wmv” is a proprietary file format of Microsoft Windows and it can contain DRM. But not all WMV files are protected by DRM. The only ones protected by DRM are the ones that have copyright or owned by companies that have copyright on that media.

If you are using VLC media player to do a playback on the WMV file, try playing it again using Windows Media Player and or other media players on your computer. You can also update your VLC media player to the latest, visit VLC Media Player Latest. Like what the previous post says, you can use other media players like MPC or Media Player Classic.

Download the latest from Media Player Classic Home Cinema. Another media player you can try is GOM Media Player. Download the latest from GOM Media Player Free Download. If, on the other hand, you’re already used different media players to play the file but still unsuccessful, this is maybe the time you try converting it to another format.

You can download a free video converter from the GOM Media Player website called GOM Video Converter.

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