When AVI File Won’t Play in WMP

Are you trying to play an AVI file using Windows Media Player, but the video won’t play? No worries, in this article we are going to discuss about why Windows media player won’t play AVI files and how to fix these Windows media player not playing AVI problems.

WMP (Windows Media Player) is a default video player on Windows system. It supports various movies and videos file formats, which includes avi, wmv, wav, mpeg, mp4, m4v, mov, etc. However, sometimes Windows media player will not play particular videos. To understand this, let’s take a real time scenario wherein you saved several videos having .avi file extension on your computer. Later on, when you tried to access AVI file using WMP, it was found to be in inaccessible state. Is it possible to fix that AVI video file?

Why AVI file refuses to play on WMP?

AVI, aka Audio Video Interlaced, is an old container format created by Microsoft. AVI file contains audio and video data streams that can be played together in sync. It might be possible that audio or video stream can be of different format inside the AVI container. For example, the video stream could be compressed using any different codec. So, when your AVI file will not play in WMP, then it might be because it contains a video stream that uses a more modern codec for compression, Windows Media Player may not be able to play it because it can’t decompress that particular codec.

Following are possible ways to make AVI playable on Windows Media Player:

Method 1>> Upgrade Windows OS version:

Depending on which version of Windows OS you are running, you might be able to fix your problem by simply upgrading WMP. If you are running Windows XP or Vista, the latest version that will work on those operating systems is Windows Media Player 11. If are running Windows 7 or higher, then the latest version is WMP 12.

Method 2>> Convert AVI video file format:

If you are using Windows Media Player and the video won’t play, then you can try converting the video to another format that is supported by WMP.

Method 3>> Diagnosis and fix AVI issue:

Yodot AVI Repair is a well known repair utility that helps to fix AVI video that refuses to play on Windows Media Player. In order to make AVI video playable in WMP, run this program with help of below explained instructions:

NOTE: To know any further details about choosing this application, you can consider reading last paragraph.

Download the software and install it on your Windows computer by navigating here >> Run this program and from first screen of the tool, go to “Browse” option and choose corrupt AVI video which you want to repair >> After selection, click on “Repair” button to begin the fixation >> Observe AVI repair process on the progress bar >> After completion the tool displays your AVI video file description >> You can preview the repaired AVI video file before saving >> Finally, save your repaired AVI file on your desired destination location

Advantages of using AVI repair tool:

This utility fixes AVI video file corruption. AVI files that are truncated or broken due to the use of incompatible third party applications can be easily fixed in minimum duration of time. Although the tool is named as AVI repair, it also supports fixation of other video file types which includes DIVX and XVID. This repair program has been built with most powerful scanning engine that will allow fixing and getting back the contents of your AVI files without making any damage to source file. This repair product is available for both Windows and Mac users; so that you can fix AVI files on both operating systems using respective download links.