How to play Audio and Video in WMP?

Solution summary

If you want to play audio and video in Windows Media® Player, then follow the easy 7-step resolution given below to easily troubleshoot the issue with it. Each step is accompanied by an indicative screenshot for ease of mirroring the action.

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Just relax! iYogi is here to help. All you need to do is follow the easy steps as outlined on this page and you will be able to resolve the tech issue on your own. Click on each step in the vertical menu to the left of this page or click on the ‘Previous’ or ‘Next’ buttons at the bottom of this section to navigate through the steps.

Step 5

Audio Device
Change the Audio Device to use from Default DirectSound Device to Sigmatel or the type of driver installed.

Step 7


Restart Windows Media® Player and check whether you are able to play audio and video in it.

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