Are you having trouble playing common formats for movie files these days? The default Windows 10 media player can play a lot of formats, but if you find that it doesn’t play the format you want–here is what you can do.
- Download Combined Community Codecs Pack which includes Media Player Classic. http://www.cccp-project.net/
The Combined Community Codec Pack is a simple playback pack for Windows with the goal of supporting the majority of video formats in use today.
- Download VLC player which is nice (although I would highly recommend Media Player classic in combined community codecs). VLC Player also has a version for Android that can play a lot of files and even turn your phone screen off when you are casting via Roku to your TV or other screen cast apps.