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Formats supported by Windows Media Player Mobile

Windows Mobile 6.5
4/8/2010

By default, your device supports Windows Media or MP3 file formats. Your device manufacturer or mobile operator might configure the player to support additional file formats.

Supported file formats include:

  • MP3 (constant and variable bit rate)
  • ASF
  • WMA
  • WMV

To minimize in-device storage requirements, digital media files are frequently compressed during recording using software called a codec. When you play them, the files must be decompressed using the same codec that compressed them. You can determine which codec a file uses by checking its file properties.

By default, Windows Media Player Mobile 10 can play files compressed by the following audio codecs:

  • Microsoft Windows Media Audio codec versions 1.0, 2.0, 7, 8, and 9.

The following variants of the Windows Media Audio 9 codec are only partially supported:

  • Windows Media Audio 9 Professional codec
  • Windows Media Audio 9 Lossless codec
  • MP3

By default, Windows Media Player Mobile 10 can play files compressed by the following video codecs:

  • Microsoft Windows Media Video codec versions 7, 8, and 9
  • Microsoft Windows Media Video 9 Image codec versions 1.0 (used by Microsoft Photo Story 1 and 2) and 2.0 (used by Photo Story 3)
  • Microsoft MPEG-4 codec version 2.0 and 3.0
  • ISO MPEG-4 video codec version 1.0

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