MP4, MOV, etc. Codecs for Windows XP Media Player 9.

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    mmontano

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    So I like Windows Media Player 9 and I want to stream MP4 files and any other modern files without having to deal with third party codecs that I don't know if I trust. Any recommendations?
     
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    I don't think Media Player 9 can play MP4 files natively - I have Media Player 11 on my XP box and I just tried to stream an MP4 video from my media server and it gave me an error.

    The easiest thing would be to use VLC (all codecs are built-in)
    https://www.videolan.org/vlc/

    It will stream your MP4 files effortlessly. If you miss the Media Player 9 look and feel you can always download the Media Player skin for VLC.

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    http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-skins2-go.php?url=MediaPlayer.vlt

    To be honest I haven't used Media Player in close to a decade - There's too many other media players for XP such as VLC that are much better alternatives.
     
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