Media Player
Preview release
Windows 11: 11.2112.40.0
Operating systemWindows 11
PredecessorGroove Music Edit this on Wikidata

Media Player, designated as Windows Media Player in the Microsoft Store, is a default video and audio player for Windows 11 developed by Microsoft. It is the successor to Groove Music for Windows 10 (previously Xbox Music), Microsoft Movies & TV and Windows Media Player. It started to be offered to all Windows 11 users on February 15, 2022.[1]

The new Media Player can also play video, as part of Groove's rebranding from a music streaming service to a media player.[2] Other changes include the album cover view being in fullscreen, and a refresh to the mini player.[3] Accessibility has also been optimized, with some improved keyboard shortcuts and hotkey support for keyboard users and with other assistive technologies.[4]

Supported formats

This is a list of known supported formats in Media Player on Windows 11.[5][6][7]

List of supported audio formats
File Container File Extension
MPEG-1 Audio Layer III
MPEG-2 Audio Layer III
Free Lossless Audio Codec .flac
Raw AAC stream
Audio Data Interchange Format (ADIF)
Audio Data Transport Stream (ADTS)
.aac, .adt, .adts
MPEG-4 audio-only file (AAC) .m4a
Waveform Audio File Format .wav
Windows Media Audio .wma
Dolby AC-3 .ac3
3GP and 3G2 .3gp, .3g2
Adaptive Multi-Rate .amr
Matroska audio-only file .mka
Ogg audio-only file .oga
Ogg container (Vorbis) .ogg
Ogg container (Opus) .opus
List of supported video formats
File Container File Extension Notes
MPEG-4 video
Apple MPEG-4 video
(MPEG-4 Part 2, H.264, H.265, AV1)
.mp4, .m4v Dolby Vision, H.265 and AV1 playback requires installation of add-on from Microsoft Store.
DTS Audio playback requires DTS Sound Unbound from Microsoft Store with DTS:X Decoder license.
QuickTime File Format .mov
Advanced Systems Format .asf
Audio Video Interleave .avi
Windows Media Video .wmv
BDAV MPEG-2 Transport Stream .m2ts
3GP and 3G2 .3g2, .3gp2, .3gpp
Matroska video .mkv
WebM (VP8, VP9, AV1) .webm AV1 playback requires installation of add-on from Microsoft Store.
Ogg container (Theora) .ogv


  1. ^ "Media Player is available for Windows 11".
  2. ^ "Microsoft is replacing Windows Media Player with Media Player for Windows 11". Engadget. Retrieved 2021-11-18.
  3. ^ "Full screen album art".
  4. ^ "Optimized accessibility".
  5. ^ Windows 11's New Media Player Brings Big Improvements to Audio and Video - PCMag
  6. ^ "Supported audio and video formats (Windows Runtime apps) - Windows app development". Microsoft Docs.
  7. ^ "Supported codecs - UWP applications". Microsoft Docs.

See also