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AVI Windows Media Player - How to Solve Can't Play AVI in Windows Media Player?


Convert AVI to Windows Media Player supported WMV, AVI, ASF, and MPG




Overview

Though Windows Media Player announced to support AVI format, sometime we still encounter AVI won't play in Windows Media Player issue. Why Windows Media Player Won't Play AVI Files? How to successfully play all kinds of AVI files in WMP? The following article will give the answer!

Why Windows Media Player Won't Play AVI Files?

If the AVI files are not corrupt, the main reason may be the AVI video codec problem. If the AVI file was encoded with a non-Microsoft codec or with a codec not installed on your Windows, you will fail to play this kind of AVI video. For example, Fraps uses its own proprietary codec to encode its AVI movies which will not play in Windows Media Player.

How to Play AVI in Windows Media Player Successfully?

In order to solve can't play AVI in Windows Media Player issue, a recommended solution is to convert AVI to Windows Media Player more compatible AVI, WMV, ASF, MPG. iDealshare VideoGo is just the ideal AVI to Windows Media Player which can convert all kinds of AVI files to Windows Media Player supported video format.

Besides converting AVI to Windows Media Player format, iDealshare VideoGo also can convert other video like WTV, MP4, MOV, MKV, VOB, FLV, SWF, RMVB, RM, MXF, AVCHD, MVI, 3GP, DV, Apple ProRes, WebM, OGV and etc to Windows Media Player supported video format.

It even can convert Windows Media Player unsupported audio formats like 3GA, APE, AU, RA, AC3, M4A, AIFF, FLAC, OGG, M4B, QCP, VOC, SHN, CAF, and etc to Windows Media Player supported MP3, WMA or WAV.

How to Convert AVI to Windows Media Player Format?

Make Preparation: Run AVI to Windows Media Player Converter

Free download the powerful AVI Windows Media Player Converter – iDealshare VideoGo (for Windows, for Mac), install and run it, the following interface will pop up.

The ideal AVI to Windows Media Player Converter - iDealshare VideoGo

Step 1 Add AVI files

Click the "Add File" button to import the AVI video which can't play in Windows Media Player to iDealshare VideoGo. This ideal app also supports drag and drop function.

Windows Media Player AVI Solution - Convert AVI to Windows Media Player Format

Step 2 Set Windows Media Player supported format

Click the "Profile" drop-down button to select WMP supported WMV, ASF, AVI or MPG as output profile from "General Video" Category or "HD Video" Category.

Step 3 Convert AVI to Windows Media Player

Click the "Convert" button to start and finish converting AVI to Windows Media Player more supported format to successfully play AVI in WMP.

Conclusion

It is just easy to solve Windows Media Player Won't Play AVI Files with the above AVI to Windows Media Player Converter and step by step guide. Then never worry about the following AVI Windows Media Player issue:

  • The Windows media player will not play my fraps .avi files! When it starts up, at the bottom it says "error downloading codec" for a second and then goes away. OS is Windows XP Home Edition Version 2002 SP3.
  • Windows Media player 11 won't play .AVI files. I have downloaded the latest codecs but I get the message:"Windows Media Player cannot play the file. The Player might not support the file type or might not support the codec that was used to compress the file..." This is a file I downloaded using Vuze. It's called a video clip and it says it opens with Windows Media Player.
  • No idea what happened but I can't play most AVI files any more with Windows Media Player 12 (Win 7). Some of them open but won't play. They let me scroll around in the movie but just won't play. Others give me an error. I tried them in Divx Player and they played fine so I know they are good.
  • I'm running XP Professional SP3 and, according to the MS WMP download center, I have all the latest codecs for WMP 11. Yet I have *never, ever* been able to get an .avi file to play; I always get the same error message John quoted above. (I had the identical problem with previous versions of WMP.) These .avi files have come from a variety of different sources, all of them strictly legitimate and reliable, so it also seems unlikely *all* of the .avi files could be corrupted. Considering the prevalence of this problem, it also seems unlikely that the cause would always be that they're using a "new" .avi variant that WMP hasn't caught up with yet.
  • I used to be able to play avi files on my Windows Media Player, but now I can't. It says it doesn't support those files or it doesn't have the codecs for them. What do I need to do?
  • I have an avi file that won't play in Media Player. All other files I have been able to trim and play in WMP, but this one, for some reason won't. The error message reads: "Windows Media Player cannot play the file. The Player might not support the file type or might not support the codec that was used to compress the file." Any idea how I can fix this? It is an episode of Friends, titled "5_11_Friends.avi"