How to Play an MSV File in Windows Media Player

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How to Play an MSV File in Windows Media Player
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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.

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

  2. 2

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

  3. 3

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

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

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