Play an Audio or Video File

Are you wondering how to play audio and video files on your computer?


Every computer user generally uses audio and video players to play songs and videos of their choice. What if those files and videos are appearing to be in different formats? Users find it difficult to format the correct file that suits the player or file format. Therefore, we offer step-by-step instructions to our users to change their player’s setting and enable them to play audio and video files on their computer.


Here we can discuss various features and benefits of playing audio and video file in your computer:




  • What are audio and video files?

  • Various types of audio files

  • Various types of video files

  • How to play audio and video files?



What are audio and video files?



Audio File is a file format that stores audio data on your computer system. It mainly is raw bitstream, but it is typically a container format or an audio data format with defined storage layer. The video file is used to identify different data types for your files.



Various types of audio files



There are various types of uncompressed audio formats, such as WAV, AIFF, AU or raw header. There are various other file format types that include FLAC, Monkey's Audio, WavPack, Shorten, TTA, ATRAC Advanced Lossless, Apple Lossless, MPEG-4 SLS, MPEG-4 ALS, MPEG-4 DST and Windows® Media Audio Lossless.



Various types of video files


Videos files are of various types, including WAV, 3GP, MOV, MPEG, MP4, AIFF, ASF, MJ2 and OGM. It contains different types of audio codecs, while more advanced container formats can support multiple audio and video streams, subtitles, chapter-information, and meta-data. It requires synchronization information needed to play back the various streams together.


How to play audio and video files?

Playing audio or video files is just clicking on the item stored in your computer. You may also know the type of format in which you have your songs or music installed in your computer. If you don’t have the format then you will have to change it into the desired one. If your computer is playing MP3 format and your file is in WAV format then you will have to change it by clicking on start>control panel>sounds and audio devices>audio>sound playback>volume control>options>properties. Lastly locate the adjust volume for and then clicking on recording radio button and locate stereo mix.




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