Your existing media player may be able to support some of Wikipedia’s content.

  • Installing codecs from Illiminable will allow DirectShow players such as Windows Media Player to play all Wikipedia audio. Realplayer from Real Networks can play Wikipedia content with its latest releases. Downloading and installing it can be a little tricky, and Realplayer’s installer may feel coercive to some people. If this is the case, they should use “Advanced” options when prompted. See Set Program Access and Defaults for a possible remedy after installation or the Realplayer article for more information.
  1. Most Windows users will already have Windows Media Player installed on their computer. If you don’t have Windows Media Player, or you want to use a different DirectShow player, please install one from the list below. Otherwise, skip to step 2.
    1. Windows Media Player (download)
    2. Winamp (download)
    3. Media Player Classic (download)
    4. Core Media Player (download)
    5. Zoom Player (download)
    6. Zinf (download)
    7. VLC media player (download) (note that if you choose to use VLC the next steps are unnecessary)
  2. Go to
  3. Click on “Download Now” at the right hand side of the page.
  4. Wait for the setup program to download. This should take less than 2 minutes on a 56k modem.
  5. Once downloading has finished, run the setup program and follow the instructions on screen.
  6. When the Setup Wizard finishes, your DirectShow player should now be able to play Ogg audio and video.
  7. If Windows does not automatically associate the file type with your favorite program, all you have to do is to drag/drop the file into it, or force the program to be associated with the .ogg file

[ From Wikipedia ]