Feb 192008
 


This tutorial will explain how to play AVI-files in Windows Media Player

Solution 1

Download and install Divx codecs from here after installed these codecs you should be able to play .avi files in windows media player

Solution 2

K-Lite Codec Pack is a collection of codecs and related tools. Codecs are required to encode and/or decode (play) audio and video. The K-Lite Codec Pack is designed as a user-friendly solution for playing all your movie files. With the K-Lite Codec Pack you should be able to play 99% of all the movies that you download from the internet.

Download K-Lite Codec Pack from here and install

Solution 3

Download and install VLC Media player

VideoLAN Client (VLC) is a media player, streamer, and encoder for Unix, Windows, Mac OS X, BeOS, QNX, and PocketPC. It can play most audio and video codecs (MPEG 1/2/4, DivX, WMV, Vorbis, AC3, AAC, etc.), has support for VCD, SVCD, and DVD (with menus), and can read or dump streams from a network source (HTTP, UDP, DVB, MMS, etc.). It can also act as a server and send streams through the network, with optional support for audio and video transcoding.

Download VLC Media player from here

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  26 Responses to “How to play AVI-files in Windows Media Player”

  1. Thanks a lot you guys, this really gave me the support i needed!!!

  2. man thanks alot the first thing worked for me, now i can watch half baked ur cool

  3. great guide. thanks a lot man. i just got what i needed.

  4. I really appreciate the information. Solution #1 worked like a charm!
    Thanks so much!

  5. hey…man,, nice work!…ur a hero…hehe
    anyway, i can’t still play the video. i already installed
    the application u said..

    im having a hard time here.
    i have the copy of transformers 2..in avi format.
    if u can help me here..im willing to send to u the video also.
    the video said, codec error use windows media player.
    but i already have the avi codec 4 wmp…
    oh man…..hope u can help me…tnx!….

  6. Excelent! Works perfectly. Thanks guys, nice work!

  7. Solution #1 worked BUT I still can’t play the AVI movie file using Windows Media Player. It only shows the movie on “Divx”, which is what I downloaded. I want my AVI files to play on my Window Media File.

    If anyone wants to help me my Email is theopendoor105@aim.com

  8. thanks a lot man this really helped

  9. my vlc won’t play avi’s or flv’s
    it buffers 0%, then stops, and nothing happens.
    i downloaded the codec for wmp, did nothing,

    any SOLUTIONS??

  10. im having a hard time here.
    i have the copy of transformers 2..in avi format.
    if u can help me here..im willing to send to u the video also.
    the video said, codec error use windows media player.
    but i already have the avi codec 4 wmp…
    oh man…..hope u can help me…tnx!….

  11. Brilliant, thank you so much for this simple guide. I’m very grateful.

    Fliss

  12. I downloaded it and i still cant figure out how to play my avi or mp4 files

  13. does it work on XP sp3

  14. i downloaded Iron Man 2 movie and i cant play it, its avi and i tried downloading the movie from different sites and its always avi, i tried with divx and with xvid, and also with the other one and i still cant play it. does anyone know how can i play it???

  15. Yes now i can watch my iron man 2!!!

  16. Same Problem Repeating as Astrit, i also Had downloaded Iron Man 2.avi , and i also have VLC Media Player already, but SAME PROBLEM!

    WHY DOES’NT ANY TAKE ANY ACTION ON IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. OMG!!! Thanks guys solution 1 totaly works!

  18. i have a movie in avi format.
    the video said, codec error use windows media player.
    but i already have the klite codec 4 wmp…its not playing
    …..hope u can help me…tnx!….

  19. Still no good after doing solution #1. Now the error I get is:
    “Unsupported Format. This video is in an unsupported format and cannot be played without installing additional DirectShow filters.”

    What now?

  20. Thank you. What a relief!

  21. Hi everyone
    i have download Iron man 2 but it produced the Codec error & does not not work in any player that are mentioned as above so kindly inform me about its solution as soon as possible……
    Regards
    Gm

  22. ya i have windows 7 then newest version on a new dell i can not get it to play avi files any ideas why

  23. beautiful! now I can watch my old-school blair witch hahahahha. :) THANKS!!

  24. Fantastic!
    Solution # 1 worked pretty well!

    Thank you!!!!

  25. Thank you very much it worked like a charm! :-)

  26. I did what you said, and the player worked the first time! TNX loads guys!

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