“I have an AVI file that won't play on Windows media player. The video player works fine with other files like MP4, MP3 but whenever I play AVI it displays an error message stating that the media player has stopped working and is looking for a solution. Please suggest me how to fix this problem”
Windows media player is a default video player available for Windows operating system. It allows Windows users to easily play audio as well as video files and also open images. However, some AVI files which are encoded with codecs that Windows Media Player doesn’t support (cannot interpret typically) may fail to play on the player.
And, when users try to play such AVI files using Windows Media player then they experience issues like the player is playing only AVI video but no audio or other problems including different error messages.
So, in order to fix the issue- media player won’t play AVI file, you need to download and install required codecs like Xvid, DivX, etc. based on the AVI video file which you are trying to play in WMP.
Even after installing codecs, if you are encountering the Windows media player not playing AVI files problem then it seems your AVI file is corrupted or damaged. A broken AVI video cannot be played on any of the video players including Windows media player.
In such a situation, don't panic! You can easily resolve this tough issue. One can certainly repair .avi file that won't play on Windows media player or on any other player by using a skillful video repair software like Remo Repair AVI. It’s just a matter of minutes to make your AVI files playable again with no amount of roadblocks.
Remo Repair is having the capability to change your helpless situation to a helpful one. Remo Repair is a tool which can fix corrupt AVI files with their advanced repairing techniques and features. This effective application is loaded with progressive algorithms which help in scanning and fix corrupt AVI files very easily. It is a utility which is preferred by most of the repairing experts due to its extraordinary performance and assured outcome. Not just on the Windows operating system, you can also fix AVI files on Mac using this powerful tool.
Step 1: Launch Remo Repair AVI tool, select the AVI file that won’t play on WMP by clicking the Browse option. Click the Repair button to start the AVI repair process.
Figure 1: Select AVI File
Step 2: After the repair process is completed, you can preview the repaired AVI file by clicking the Preview button before saving it.
Figure 2: Preview AVI File
Step 3: Save the fixed AVI to any storage drive of your choice using the Save option.
Figure 3: Save AVI File
There are plenty of reasons for AVI files not playing in Windows media player. If you are considering the scenarios you may come across many known and unknown reasons which may have led to unplayable AVI file which might be mainly due to corruption. Few of the most recurring factors are mentioned below: