My Media Player is not rendering a Video File.

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I'm trying to play a movie that is in avi format in Windows Media Player.

When I double click the movie file, the following error occurs.

Windows Media Player

Windows Media Player cannot play the file.

The Player might not support the file type or might not support the codec that was used to compress the file.

I have already installed the following Codecs:

(i) Microsoft Silverlight

(ii) Real Alternative

(iii) K-lite Codec

Still windows media player is displaying the same error message. Can anybody tell me which Codec is used to compress .avi files ? so that I could download that particular codec . Or if somebody could tell me some other solution.


Antti Tolli

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Answered By 0 points N/A #80836

My Media Player is not rendering a Video File.



Try installing FFDSHOW Codec, from here:

It must work.

Good luck,


Answered By 0 points N/A #80838

My Media Player is not rendering a Video File.


So many causes, as large as possible in an attempt to automatically download codecs, it must be said, while playing Internet access to your files, and Internet security should be set to Medium.

However, you have to log on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group.

Finally, you follow these steps for doing this:

1. Click on the arrow below the Now Playing tab, next click on More Options.

2. Select the Download codecs automatically check box from the Player tab.

Solution 1

Download Divx codecs then install it, after installed these codecs you will be able to playing .AVI format files in Windows Media Player.

 Solution 2

Codec Pack is formed from the K-lite of codecs and related tools. Bound codecs to encode / decode or (play) I hear and see. Codec Pack K-lite is designed for the family user solution for playing all your movie files.

With the codec pack K-lite, you should be able to play 99% of the movie.


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