You are receiving an error message when trying to play AVI video files in Windows Media Player on Windows 10 computer.
After upgrading to Windows 10 from Windows 7, I am not able to play AVI files. When trying to open the file the following message appears. –‘This item was encoded in a format that’s not supported. 0x00d5212.’
Causes: Windows 10 won’t play AVI files
Any kind of error that doesn’t let you open AVI videos in media player can be due to:
Your media player doesn’t support AVI file format
AVI video file has turned corrupt
Windows 10 doesn’t have supporting codecs
Video file is not properly downloaded or transferred
Windows 10 drivers are not updated
Solution: How to fix AVI file won’t play in Windows 10
Download AVI files again
Update Windows Media Player
Play in another media
Convert to different format
Repair with VLC Player
Use Stellar Repair for Video
Install K-Lite Codec Pack
Update your PC drivers
Restore Windows to a Restore Point
1. Download AVI files again
Download your AVI files again on Windows 10 from the source. It might be possible, your video were not properly transferred or downloaded.
2. Update Windows Media Player
Updating your Windows Media Player ensures that it supports and plays the latest video file formats. If the AVI file doesn’t play in Windows 10, try once updating the Windows Media Player.
Steps to update Windows Media Player
Open Windows Media Player
Go to Tools >Options
Click File Typestab in the new window. Tick checkbox of AVI file.
3. Play in another media
Play your AVI videos in a different media player. Apart from Windows Media Player, you can try VLC Media Player, KMPlayer, RealPlayer, JetVideo Player or PotPlayer, to play AVI files on Windows 10.
4. Convert to different video format
AVI files won’t play on Windows 10, if your system doesn’t have the supporting codecs. Either download the compatible codec for AVI files or convert it to a different format like MOV or MP4. You can use any free video file converter tool available online.
5. Install codec pack on Windows 10
Video codec pack helps to resolve issues occurring due to incompatible video and audio format. A codec pack can play almost all types of video and audio files.
You can either configure Windows Media Player to automatically download codecs or get a pack from Microsoft Store.
If AVI video issue in Windows Media Player has surfaced recently and earlier the videos were playing, then try restoring Windows to a previous restore point. It may fix the Windows Media Player issue.
Steps to Windows restore point
Press the Win key + X key
Type ‘rstrui’ in Run’s text box
In the system restore window click Next
Select a restore point from the list
Click Next and Finish
Now try playing the AVI files in Windows Media Player.
For any AVI video to play on Windows 10 computer, you need the supporting codec. If AVI videos don’t play in Windows 10, change the media player, convert the video file to a different format or download a codec pack. You may also try restoring Windows to a previous restoration point, if the AVI files were opening in media player earlier.
If none of these works, your videos may be corrupt. Consider repairing them with the help of Stellar Repair for Video. The software works in diverse cases of video file corruption, from broken, jerky, flickering issues to those cases wherein the videos don’t play or show errors.
You can download the free demo version of the software and view your repaired AVI videos right here!