“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”.
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.
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 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.
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