How to Play an MSV File in Windows Media Player

by Michael Butler

Windows Media Player can play audio and video files in a variety of formats. It cannot play every file type without making some modifications. Sony developed the .msv file format for use in Sony Memory Sticks as a way to compress voice files. To play the .msv file in Windows Media Player, download and install the Windows Media Player plug-in designed by Sony for that purpose.

1

Open your Web browser and navigate to the Sony website (see Resources). Download PlayerPluginSetup129.exe. Close your Web browser.

2

Double-click on the file you just downloaded. Click "Next." The license agreement will pop up. Click "I Agree."

3

Click "Next" through the next three dialog screens. A Readme file will open in Notepad. Click on the "X" button to close it.

4

Click "Finish," then click "OK." Your computer will restart. You can now play .msv files in Windows Media Player.

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A professional writer, Michael Butler has been writing Web content since 2010. Butler brings expertise in legal and computer issues to his how-to articles. He has a Bachelor of Arts in English literature from Washburn University. Butler also has a Juris Doctor from Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington.

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