[FFmpeg-user] Windows Media Player cannot play the file

James Darnley james.darnley at gmail.com
Mon Mar 10 15:35:34 CET 2014

On 2014-03-10 14:20, Carl Eugen Hoyos wrote:
> James Darnley <james.darnley <at> gmail.com> writes:
>> But if you are aiming to produce a file that will play 
>> on any basic Windows installation you will want to read this:
>> http://ffmpeg.org/faq.html#Which-codecs-are-supported-by-Windows_003f
> Unfortunately, this is hopelessly outdated;-(
> Nowadays, (constrained baseline) h264+aac in mov is what both 
> WMP and QT support. WMP additionally supports a few things in 
> MPEG-TS, but not latm.

Only if you consider Windows Vista, I think it was that version which
added H.264 decoding, to be the minimum you want to target.

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