Windows Media

Software entity

Uses one or more of the proprietary Windows Media Audio/Video formats which may require installation of extra software packages or Windows Media Player itself.


Alternate names: Windows Media Video, Windows Media Audio
Name variations: wmf, wmv, wma

The first video game about Windows Media was released on January 6, 2005.

Capcom and Koei has published most of these games

Microsoft's proprietary multimedia data encoding and file formats.

Although there's support on Linux for them through FFmpeg, this is not supported by Microsoft. Platform support is therefore officially limited to Windows, Xbox and X360.

Most commonly WMV is used for pre-rendered cinematics, though occasionally one can see music stored in WMA.

On Windows these commonly require a specific version of Windows Media Player to be installed (or newer).