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By frawser7917 ·
I am using windows7 and the windows media player 12 is not playing any subtitles like .srt .sub etc. I used VLC player and it could play the subtitles. I had tried even renaming mfpmp.exe but still it is not playing. Is that Microsoft had not allowed the wmp12 to play any subtitles? Can anyone help me with this?

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by seanferd In reply to WMP12

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You have any subtitles settings properly set?

Why not use VLC?

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how to run subtitles like .srt .sub in window media player 12

by techno_solution In reply to WMP12

In Windows 7, the windows media player 12 is not playing subtitles like srt, sub etc. even if we install Direct VobSub. In order to enable the subtitle feature in media player we need to rename a system file called mfpmp.exe. The file is Present in C:\Windows\System32. But we need to take ownership of the file in order to rename it.

Just follow these simple steps and you will get subtitles in your media player.

Step 1: Open command prompt (Press Start+R, Type cmd and Enter).

Step 2: In command prompt, type:
takeown /f C:\Windows\System32\mfpmp.exe
and press Enter
Step 3: Again in command prompt, type:
icacls C:\Windows\System32\mfpmp.exe /grant (user name):F
and press Enter. For example, icacls C:\Windows\System32\mfpmp.exe /grant DENNIS:F

Step 4: You should be able to delete or modify the file now. If you still can't, you may need to reboot and try again. Try Renaming the file to anything else then mfpmp.exe

1. You should have Direct VobSub to get subtitles. You should install Codecs like K-Lite Codec which includes VobSub.
2. You Can delete the mfpmp.exe file. But i renamed it if in case you need it in future.
3. This technique for taking ownership can be used for any file.
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WMP12 - plays sub now (.srt, .sub)

by frawser7917 In reply to how to run subtitles like ...

Guys I had finished resolving this problem by just installing K-Lite_Codec_Pack_561_Mega. Now the WMP12 is playing all the subtitles. And i jus like to watch the movies in the wmp than any other player. Anywys thanks guys.

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