Not able to play AVI video files in WMP – Solution here

AVI is a multimedia container format, containing both audio and video data in a file container that allows synchronous audio-with-video playback. It might be one of the most used file format for saving video files online and offline. You can easily get hundreds of AVI video from the internet. But when trying to play these AVI videos on Windows Media Player, you'll find that WMP would have a hard time processing these AVI files, although it claims to supports AVI. To solve this issue, three possible solutions to fix AVI to Windows Media Player incompatible issues are introduced in this page.

 

AVI to Windows Media Player Converter

Best-ever AVI to Windows Media Player Converter

Dimo Videomate, serving as a high-class AVI to Windows Media Player Converter, can batch convert AVI to WMP recognizable formats like WMV, ASF, etc with fast speed and no quality loss to solve "Windows Media Player won't play AVI files".

Videomate for Win free download Videomate for Mac free download

Part 1: Three Solutions to play AVI video with Windows Media Player

Part 2: Why Windows Media Player Won't Open AVI Files?

Part 3: Quick Learn: Windows Media Player supported file types

Part 1: Three Solutions to play AVI video with Windows Media Player

Solution One: Upgrade Windows Media Player/Download a codec

To enable Windows Media Player to play AVI files, we should upgrade to the latest Windows Media Player. If it still doesn't solve your issue, try to download and install DivX or XviD codecs so that the AVI videos will be be played with WMP in 9, 11, 12, etc. correctly. <Now get DivX codecs at videohelp site and XviD codecs at koepi site>

Solution Two: Install 8K Player on Windows 10 instead

Assuming that you are not versed in making WMP support AVI by installing the abstract codecs, it doesn't matter! You still have another option-turn to Windows Media Player alternatives for assistance. Among them, VLC and 8K Player are the most preemiment AVI video players.

Both VLC and 8K Player work seamlessly with AVI files, as well as MP4, MOV, MKV, 3GP, FLV,etc. for free. More importantly, the paid version of 8K Player ($35.95) is available for trial download which lets you to read data from Blu-ray, DVD, ISO images, making gif, adding bookmark, recording screen, etc.. To download 8K player, go to the download page in your web browser and then install it step by step. After installation, you can try 8K Player to play AVI files at your will.

Notes: Although VLC is a free program you may choose, more than one guys complained that VLC makes the .avi videos look terrible and sometimes even crashed all together in Windows 10.

Solution Three: Convert AVI to Windows Media Player fully compatible format

If you're stuck in downloading a codex bundle/upgrading, or not interested in your media player either, what you can do is to convert AVI to Windows Media Player most compatible format for smooth playback. To complete the conversion from AVI to Windows Media Player formats, you need a powerful and professional program like Dimo Videomate, which helps you convert AVI to WMV, ASF, etc accepted by WMP fast yet with high quality.

Besides converting AVI to Windows Media Player supported formats, this great converter is capable of converting many other video formats that Windows Media Player unrecognized for playback, for example, MP4 to Windows Media Player, MKV to Windows Media Player, MOV to Windows Media Player, MXF to Windows Media Player, VOB to Windows Media Player, MPG to Windows Media Player, etc. It is also an optimal choice to play various kinds of audio files like MP3, AAC, M4A, ALAC, AIFF, CAF, etc in Windows Media Player.

And you will be able to play AVI widely such as play AVI in iPhone, iPod, iPad, TV, Apple TV, iTunes, QuickTime, Android, BlackBerry, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation, or edit AVI file in Avid Media Composer, Windows Movie Maker, Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere and so on. Not only does it functions as a AVI video converter, but also as a AVI editor that you can use to trim AVI, croand so forth to personalize and touch up your movies before converting them.

###downloadurl###

people have downloaded it

Detailed Guide on encoding AVI to Windows Media Player format

converting AVI to Windows Media Player

Step 1. After downloading, follow the wizard to install and launch the AVI to Windows Media Player Converter. Then load the AVI files you want to convert.

Step 2. Next, choose a video format that is supported by Windows Media Player as the output format. Of course WMV is the best choice. Simply click "Format" > "Video" or "HD Video" and select "WMV" or "HD WMV" from the format list.

 

WMP supported format

Tip:

1. If you like, you can edit the videos by cropping, splitting, trimming appending special effects and add watermarks.

2. To get a decent output video quality as you want, you can also click "Settings" icon to and enter "Profile Settings" panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels.

Step 3. When all the settings are OK, go back to the main window and click "Start" to begin converting AVI to WMV for Windows Media Player. When the conversion is done, click "Open" to locate the converted video files. After that, you can add and play them in Windows Media Player (12) smoothly.

Part 2: Why Windows Media Player Won't Open AVI Files?

According to Microsoft Official Website, Windows Media Player does support playing AVI videos. If your Windows Media Player won't play AVI, two reasons cause the issue:

Reason One: Windows Media Player doesn't support the video codec in AVI file. AVI (Audio Video Interleaved) is a container format designed by Microsoft, used to wrap audio and video streams together. These audio and video streams can be compressed by various codec. During the days AVI format comes into being, WMP supports all video codecs that can be used in AVI file. After that, more and more new codecs, like Xvid, DivX, MPEG-4, are invented and used in AVI file, but WMP doesn't support them. If the AVI files was encoded with non-Microsoft codec or an AVI compressor/decompressor that your computer lacks, you will fail to add or play AVI on Windows Media Player.

Reason Two: Your AVI files are corrupt. You see, perhaps AVI file is interrupted and then goes wrong during its downloading procedure or there appears some transfer error when transferring AVI files to other devices or something. You can play them on other players and devices to check if this is the reason.

Part 3: Quick Learn: Windows Media Player supported file types

Windows Media Player (WMP), the built-in media player of Windows system, uses a technology called DirectShow to use any installed DirectShow filter, include splitter and codec(encoder and decoder), to split media file into video and audio stream, and decode them into video image and audio waveform respectively. Refer to the supported format by Windows Media Player below:

File extension
Windows Media Player 12
Windows Media Player 11
Windows Media Player 10
Windows Media Player 9 Series
Windows Media Player for Windows XP
Windows Media Player 7
Windows Media formats (.asf, .wma, .wmv, .wm)
Microsoft Digital Video Recording (.dvr-ms)
-
-
-
-
Audio Visual Interleave (.avi)
Moving Pictures Experts Group (.mpg, .mpeg, .m1v, .mp2, .mp3, .mpa, .mpe, .m3u)
Audio for Windows (.wav)
QuickTime Movie file (.mov)
-
-
-
-
-
MP4 Audio file (.m4a)
-
-
-
-
-
MP4 Video file (.mp4, .m4v, .mp4v, .3g2, .3gp2, .3gp, .3gpp)
-
-
-
-
-
Windows audio file (.aac, .adt, .adts)
-
-
-
-
-
MPEG-2 TS Video file (.m2ts)
-
-
-
-
-

Besides converting AVI files, Dimo Videomate also can convert other HD/SD videos from camcorder or online website like VOB to MP4, AVCHD to MOV, AVI to MP4, MOV to FLV, MKV to M4V, MTS to 3GP, etc. so that you are free to play back any video on your latest iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Sony, HTC, Microsoft devices with 1:1 high quality reserved. And it supports downloading and converting YouTube videos to MP4/AVI/MOV for playback any videos on PC/Mac and portable device. For ripping Blu-ray/DVD discs, you can use the ultimate video converter which supports Blu-ray/DVD/Video/Audio conversion at one go.

If you have trouble in playing AVI videos or other HD/SD videos like VOB, AVCHD, MPEG, MP4, AVI, MOV, etc. with your current media player (VLC, KMPlayer, QuickTime, Windows Media Player, etc.), the all-in-one powerful 8K Player is worth a try.

Convert AVI to WMP compatible format

Convert AVI to WMP compatible format

Free download the best AVI to WMP video converter - Dimo Videomate to easily and fast convert AVI files to Windows Media Player supported formats like WMV, ASF and many more to add/open AVI in WMP easily, with high quality reserved.

Ultimate converter free download Ultimate converter for Mac free download

If you still have issues with fixing Windows Media Player play AVI error? , please feel free to email us or leave a message at Facebook.