You can make Windows Media Center the default player for a number of file types. Additional file formats might be supported if you install new codecs.
The following table lists the music file types that are supported in Windows Media Center.
Windows Media Audio file
.asx, .wm, .wma, and .wmx
Windows audio file
MP3 audio file
.mp3 and .m3u
The following table lists the video file types that are supported in Windows Media Center.
Windows Media file
.wm and .asf
Windows Media Video file
Windows video file
Microsoft Recorded TV Show file
.mpeg, .mpg, .mpe, .m1v, .mp2, and .mpv2
The following table lists the picture file types that are supported in Windows Media Center.
Joint Photographic Experts Group
.jpg and .jpeg
Tagged Image File Format
.tif and .tiff
Graphics Interchange Format
Portable Network Graphics
Digital pictures that are taken with a digital camera and saved in RAW format are not supported in Windows Media Center.
Animated .gif files are not fully supported. For this file format, you can still view the picture image but it does not animate.