We have downloaded photos and videos from our iPhones to our Windows 8 PC without incident in the past. I just got my wife an iPhone 6, and the video files won’t play on WMP or QuickTime. The files are *.MOV files, they show in the folder, but I get the following error while trying to play:
“Windows Media Player cannot play the file. The Player might not support the file type or might not support the codec that was used to compress the file.”
I have checked for updated codecs, and *.MOV files should work.We haven’t had this problem before, so I’m sure its the iPhone 6 somehow, but can you think of anything?
How to Solve can’t play iPhone video files on Windows Media player?
iPhone can be a video recorder to record some video including 4K video. However, you may still get disappointed when you can’t manage to open your iPhone MOV file in your Windows Media Player or share them with other friends who’s on the Windows operating system. To figure out why and how you can solve this problem, let’s have a look at the supported file formats on Windows Media Player; asf, .avi, .dvr-ms, .m1v, .mp2, .mp2v,.mpg, .mpeg, .mpg, .mpv2, .wm and .wmv but not including the iPhone MOV or iPhone MP4 file. To smoothly import the iPhone MOV/MP4 files into Windows Media Player (Windows 12 included), you have’ll to convert the iPhone MOV/MP4 files to Windows Media Player 12 friendly format first.
To play iPhone mov/mp4 video files with a non-Microsoft codec in Windows Media Player, you’d better to convert iPhone video to Windows Media Player compatible WMV, ASF, AVI, MKV, MPG, etc. at first. Well, Pavtube Video Converter is just the ideal WMP Converter which supports converting all kinds of iPhone video including SD, HD, 4K video to Windows Media Player supported video format. Besides, this video converter also can help you convert various video like MP4, MOV, FLV, MXF, AVI, MKV, H.265, XAVC etc to Windows Media player friendlay format.
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Follow the guide to Convert iPhone video to Windows Media player playable format
1. Import iPhone video files to this converter
Install and run this smart app. Then you have two ways to import iPhone video files. Directly drag oneiPhone video file to this app or go to “Add File”.
2. Choose Windows Media Player supported format
Click the “Format” drop-down button to select Windows Media Player more compatible format:. To convert iPhone video to Windows Media Player video format, select WMV, AVI, or ASF from the “Format > Video” Category;To convert iPhone video to WMP audio format, select WMA, MP3, or WAV from the “Format > Audio” Category; To convert iPhone video to WMP video format without quality loss, select HD AVI or HD WMV from the “HD Video” Category.
Tips: Click the “Setting …” button to adjust the video or audio quality, codec, bitrates, file size, audio volume, audio channel and etc.
3. Edit iPhone video
The smart WMP video converter additionally offers some useful edit functions to enhance your video. Click the Edit button to get it.
4. Start to convert iPhone video to Windows Media Player
Now, you need to hit “Convert” to convert iPhone video to Windows Media Player supported format. When the conversion is done, click “Open” to locate the converted WMV file on your laptop or computer. At this time, you can drag these WMV output files to WMP or use your windows your windows browser to navigate to the converted file and double click to run the video.