Decoders for the H.264 and AAC formats in Windows Server 2008 R2

Posted by bink on January 26 2011, 2:30 AM. Posted in .NET.

When you try to play back a video file or an audio file that is encoded with the H.264 video format or the AAC audio format, playback fails. Note This problem may be encountered by Windows Media Player, by Windows Internet Explorer 9.0, or by other applications that rely on the Windows Media platform to play media files that use these formats.

This problem occurs because the Desktop Experience feature in Windows Server 2008 R2 does not include decoders for the H.264 and AAC formats.


Download details Update for Desktop Experience Decoder for Windows Server 2008 R2 (KB2483177)