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Fix Unplayable AVI in Windows Media Player





“Yesterday, when I tried to play an AVI video file that I have recorded very recently using my camcorder on Windows media player, it was not playing instead of that it was displaying an error message i.e. “Windows media player cannot play this file”. I don’t know why Windows media player cannot play AVI file. One of my friend told me that the player is not able to play AVI file as it may not be supporting the codec that it has used to compress the file. Please help me to fix Windows media player cannot play AVI file issue. It is extremely important for me to make this AVI video file playable again”.

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At times, computer users may have to face such kind of issue while trying to play AVI files on their Windows PC using Windows media player. Windows media player have no issue in supporting AVI file format actually, it is just an exceptional case. These sort of problem arises when the Windows media player version doesn’t come with a proper AVI compressor and decompressor codec’s. But there is nothing to panic, as this not a worst case situation. We are here to guide you in resolving Windows player cannot play AVI file issues.


Basically we can classify the reason for AVI files not playing on Windows media player into two segments. The most prominent one is when the player doesn’t come with appropriate codecs or due to changes in settings on Windows media player. Other major cause for this is when your AVI files gets damaged or corrupted. The former problem can sorted out by downloading the right codec’s which allows you to play AVI files on Windows media player. In the latter case i.e. for corrupted or damaged AVI files, you may to rely on a reliable AVI repair application. However, it is important to understand other causes that can bring you into this sort of situation while facing such enigmatic experience.

Reasons behind AVI files unable to play on Windows Media Player

  • Interruption during download: In case, while downloading an important AVI file due to some reason if it gets interrupted then this will result in incomplete download and thereby the AVI files will get corrupted.
  • Damage to header file: All the details of AVI files are stored inside the corresponding header file that includes file size, type, modification date, etc. if in case, this header file of AVI gets damaged due to error occurrences while recording or firmware infection, this may result in AVI file corruption situations.
  • Virus / Malware infection: If your Windows system is infected with viruses or malwares from different sources which may be internet or an external device then it may lead to AVI file corruption and hence the user will not be able to play AVI files on Windows media player.
  • Error during transfer: While transferring AVI video file from one device to the other any sort of interruption such as power surge, improper shutting down of the system, operating system crash, etc. can easily corrupt your AVI files and makes it unplayable on all media players.

Under such situations that makes the AVI file unplayable on Windows media player, you can opt for one of the most recommended utility by industry experts named as Repair AVI. Repair AVI is the perfectly designed software by professionals, the simple graphical user interface makes it very convenient for users to use this tool when Windows media player cannot play AVI video file on Windows PC.

Repair unplayable AVI video files on Windows media player

Repair AVI has a reputation of fixing errors on AVI file that may be caused due to any predicted or unpredicted reasons. It is capable of repairing AVI files that are not playing in Windows media player, VLC media player, Gom player, KM player and other multimedia players. Repair AVI is a read only application that reads the source AVI video file that may be damaged and creates a new AVI video file after fixing, which can be stored in any destination.

Additional features of Repair AVI tool

  • Repair AVI can easily fix AVI video files that are damaged or corrupted on all Windows operating system such as Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, etc.
  • Apart from repairing unplayable AVI files this tool can also be used to fix XVID, DIVX, MP4, MOV, MKV and other video file formats with extreme ease.
  • By using this software you can mend damaged AVI files that are recorded or stored on devices such as camcorder, camera, mobile phones and other hand held devices.
  • Using this tool, you can repair corrupted AVI files stored on storage devices likes hard disk, external hard disk, USB drive, memory cards.
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Steps to repair AVI file not playing in Windows Media Player


Step 1: Download and install the demo version of the software. Launch it and click on "Browse" option to select the broken Xvid file. After that, click on “Repair” option.



Fig 1: Home Window


Step 2: Once you select Repair option, the software will start to fix AVI files that is not playing in Windows media player.



Fig 2: File Repair Progress


Step 3: On completion of the repair process, software lists the repaired files. You can view those files using “Preview” option.



Fig 3: Preview AVI File


Step 4: Finally, purchase the app to save your fixed AVI video files at your desired location by using "Save" option as shown below in fig 4.



Fig 4: Save AVI Video File

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