In addition to a plethora of other shortcomings in Windows 7, Windows media player in Windows 7 can’t play most of video and audio formats available out there.
Windows 7 lack most used audio video codecs. Windows Media Player is not capable of playing MKV, AVI and other formats. Though Windows 7 plays DVD VOB, But It can’t play properly.
If Windows media player doesn’t have required codec and You try to play the video. Either You will get an error that Windows Media Player cannot play the file or You listen to only audio with no video. You may face stuttering, crashing, lagging, skipping and other issues as well.
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The solution to this incompatibility is pretty easy and free. You can either go for codec packs or install a third party media player.
Codec Packs Or Third Party Media Players?
Installing a codec pack is a perfect option for those Who are accustomed to Windows media player and don’t want to give up on it for some reasons. By installing codec packs, You can play MKV, DVD, VOB and other formats in Windows media player.
While using a third party media player is a best choice If you are looking for additional features Windows media player lacks.
There is a huge list of free codec packs available on the internet such as Shark007 advanced codec pack, Combined Community Codec Pack, K-lite codec pack and others. I would like to recommend you choose K-lite codec pack. It has nearly all audio and video codecs.
All you need to do is download any codec pack and install. Windows media player will start playing VOB, MKV and other formats.
A Few Popular Third Party Media Players For Windows 7 To Play VOB, MKV, AVI And Others
I personally recommend you to use VLC media player. This open source media player is very famous and widely used with a plenty of additional features. VLC media player is free of advertisements and supports nearly all audio video formats. In addition, It can also be used as a video converter, screen recorder, video Downloader. SoftSuggester has a tutorial on VLC Media Player download and installation
Team Software Geek and SoftSuggester hopes this short video has managed to help you play DVD VOB, MKV, AVI and other audio formats on Windows 7. Use the comment section and do let us know If you run into any issue, We will try to help you out solve your problem.