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30-Nov-2007, 07:10 PM #1
How can I add .MP4 files to my Windows Media Player Library?
Hi guys,

I need to add some .MP4 files to my Windows Media Library, but WMP will not add them to the library.

I realize I can always convert the files, but I would like to experiment with this. I have heard that I need to download a MP4 DirectShow decoder pack in order to make this work.

From Xbox.com:
How can I get Windows Media Player 11 to stream MPEG-4 Part 2 and H.264 to my console?

A: By default, Windows Media Player 11 does not support MPEG-4 Part 2 and H.264. You can either convert your MPEG-4 Part 2 and H.264 content to WMV, or you can install a third-party MP4 DirectShow decoder pack to import MPEG-4 part 2 and H.264 files into your library. Once they are in your library, they can be streamed to your console just like WMVs.


So, what all do I need to do to make WMP import .MP4 and h264 files into the library and read the tags? Thanks.
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30-Nov-2007, 07:26 PM #2
Well, it sounds to me like you need to install a third-party MP4 DirectShow decoder pack. But since I don't use WMP for video (yet) I really can't say for sure.
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Well, it sounds to me like you need to install a third-party MP4 DirectShow decoder pack. But since I don't use WMP for video (yet) I really can't say for sure.
Yeah, I am just not sure on how to make this work. Does anyone have an idea?
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27-Mar-2008, 05:54 AM #4
check this out.....

http://owlet.spaces.live.com/blog/cn...D401!297.entry

haven't got it to work myself..

will post again if it does
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