List of Supported audio and video formats in Windows 8


Handy list of Supported audio and video formats for the Music and Video apps in Windows 8 & Windows RT

If your file extension is listed as playable in the app you’re using but it still isn’t playing, then you’re probably missing a codec. For more info on codecs, see the Codecs: Frequently asked questions. If you still can’t figure out how to solve the problem, you can always search the Forums for solutions

File extension
Music App
Video App
Windows Media Player*
.m4a
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.mp4
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.asf
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.wm
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.wma
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.aac
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.adt
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.adts
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.mp3
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.wav
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.ac3

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.ec3

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.3g2

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.3gp2

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.3gp

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.3gpp

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.m4v

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.mp4v

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.mov

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.m2ts

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.wmc

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.avi

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Or even check the Windows Store for extensions

Rob

Comments (4)

  1. Vinicius de Sá says:

    Mkv extension is not supported?

  2. robmar says:

    Hi Vinicius  – sorry Is that a question as in , is it supported, or are you telling me it is supported

    rob

  3. Cannot Play .ra file says:

    I cannot play the files from a few websites that I used to enjoy on my older computer. Since I have a new computer with Windows 8 I cannot play them. Any suggestions are appreciated.

    Thank you.

  4. Brandon says:

    Apple Lossless is not supported (only .m4a lossy works)