Media Player Won’t Play AVI - How to Fix?

Windows Media player not playing AVI files? Or AVI file shows only video and no audio while playing in WMP? No worries! Here is the effective solution for Windows Media Player won’t play AVI files problem.


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Windows Media Player Not Playing AVI Files…

“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.

Repair Unplayable AVI Files on Windows Media Player with Remo Repair:

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.

Steps to Fix AVI Won’t Play On Windows Media Player:

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.

Media Player Won't Play AVI - Select AVI File

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.

Media Player Won't Play AVI - Preview AVI File

Figure 2: Preview AVI File

Step 3: Save the fixed AVI to any storage drive of your choice using the Save option.

Can't Play AVI in Windows Media Player - Save AVI File

Figure 3: Save AVI File

Few Other Features of Remo Repair AVI:

  • Remo Repair is safe to use wizard because of their simple designing and execution
  • Curtailed part of the .avi file due to the downloading error can also be fixed using this tool
  • Apart from AVI, it can also repair different file formats such as DivX and Xvid which is inaccessible due to any reasons
  • Tool repairs AVI files present in external drives like hard disk, external hard drive, SD cards, memory cards, pen drive, and more storage devices
  • This application is very convenient and works perfectly fine with different versions of Windows OS like Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008
  • Save Recovery Session is a feature provided by the utility to resume rescanning and save the session after purchasing the software
  • Free download of the software helps the user to get an idea about how can one fix corrupt AVI files and carry on with the fixing procedure

Why Media Player Won’t Play AVI?

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:

  • If the AVI file header is corrupted, you won’t be able to access your .avi files because when you open those headers corrupted files they will simultaneously show error messages and thus AVI file will be inaccessible
  • If your AVI file is attacked by a virus it can also lead to corruption of files
  • Any disturbance which arises when you are downloading your AVI file may sometimes lead to truncated file or inaccessibility of the file
  • Mishandling of the AVI files repeatedly when the file is in use is also a cause for corruption
  • If your AVI files are present in the location of the hard drive where there are bad sectors, then chances are more for those AVI files to get corrupted