I can't play a MP4 file, it leads to the "Server execution failed" error. However, it plays OK in Movies & TV and VLC. How do I fix the error?

  • Please edit the question to limit it to a specific problem with enough detail to identify an adequate answer.
    – Community Bot
    Sep 5, 2021 at 11:28
  • It sounds plausible there is an issue with the file that WMP may be sensitive to but VLC and Movies and TV are simply ignoring. Perhaps consider examining the file with ffmpeg/ffprobe to help determine what might be an issue (file errors, improper audio/video stream formats, etc.). Sep 5, 2021 at 14:53
  • What is this default play program that has difficulty with that video?
    – harrymc
    Sep 5, 2021 at 18:02
  • WinMediaPlayer @harrymc Sep 5, 2021 at 20:53
  • You mean Windows Media Player?
    – harrymc
    Sep 5, 2021 at 21:09


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