However, the video player might stop working from time to time for some users.
The video player might stop working on some websites, and users might not be able to access media on these sites.
Users also stated the following when playing media through the video player:
* windows video player not playing videos – Try using a different browser, and make sure you have the proper codecs installed. * windows video player not working chrome – Chrome has its own built-in video player, and you might have to disable it to resolve the issue. * windows video player not working mp4 – MP4 files aren’t supported by default, and you might need to install a third-party player.
- A video player should be essential for every PC.
- However, windows media player not working issue can be caused by outdated codecs.
- Installing a new media player can also lead to this issue, so consider switching to VLC.
- Some users reported that changing the settings can fix the issue, so try this trick.
Check the audio/video output settings
- First, try changing your output mode from HDMI to DVI.
- Then, restart your PC and check if the error is resolved.
- Try switching HDMI cables
It might just mean the HDMI cables are faulty. It is best to look for a new one.
- Try reinstalling the video card
- If the error persists, try reinstalling the video card driver.
Update the video player
- Press Windows + I to open Settings, and select Update & Security.
- Select the Windows Update option on the left, and click on Check for updates.
Install the latest Windows Updates
- Go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update
- Click Check for updates button
- Once the updates are installed, restart your computer
- Uninstall and reinstall Windows Media player
- Check to see if Windows Media player is up to date
Change default player
- Open Settings > Devices > Default apps.
- Choose Windows.
- Tap Video and choose Change.
- Select Windows default.
- Restart your PC for the changes to take effect.
- Clear browser cache
Open Settings > Apps > Apps & features > â€ ̃Search’.
- In the search box, type Windows video player”.
- Select Windows.
- Select Video.
- Select Clear cache.
Use a third-party media player
- Press Windows Key + S, type Apps, and select the relevant search result.
- Navigate to the VLC Player app, right-click, and select Uninstall.