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Usually, for any video file, Windows Media Player plays video along with audio, unless user press mute, so that only video comes out. In such a way reverse, is it possible to make media player play videos in which audio may come out, not video, and media player may show a blank screen or default animation instead of video? I use Windows 7. Is it possible to play videos without displaying video in Windows Media Player 12

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Is it obligatory to use Windows Media player or you just want any video player to play only the audio? –  Magnum Sep 2 '12 at 9:47
    
is there any other player? –  blasteralfred Ψ Sep 2 '12 at 16:35
    
Yes, check my answer below. –  Magnum Sep 3 '12 at 6:07
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A couple of suggestions:

  • Minimize Media Player - audio will play in the background
  • Use Miro Video Converter which can create an audio version (MP3) of your Video file
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I think even minimized WMP will consume my GPU –  blasteralfred Ψ Sep 2 '12 at 16:35
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Download VLC player.

Play whatever video you want > right click on the video > select video > video track > disable.

This will play only audio and will not consume resources for video.

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