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    Default Windows Media Player not Play AVi in Windows 8

    Hello guys,

    I have downloaded some dance vedios from the internet. Then I tried to open them in Windows Media Player on Win 8, but it told me that mp4 were not supported in this player. Then I converted them into AVI, they could be played on my computer, while it was a failure after I transfered them to my colleague through gooletalk.

    Do you know what the matter is?

    Thanks a lot!

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    Default Re: Windows Media Player not Play AVi in Windows 8

    hi Hongmay,

    which edition of Media Player are you using?

    You are most likely missing codecs. You could check the microsoft media player web site and download the needed codec there and addon to the media player as well.

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    Default Re: Windows Media Player not Play AVi in Windows 8

    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.

    Reason Two: Your AVI files are corrupt. Play them on other players and devices to check if this is the reason.

    To solve "Windows Media Player won't play AVI" issue, you'd better to convert AVI to Windows Media Player compatible WMV, ASF, AVI, MPG etc with Faasoft Video Converter.

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    Default Re: Windows Media Player not Play AVi in Windows 8

    Gloarrg,

    Do you realize, you're posting to a thread started way back in 2010, and by a member who is no longer active on this forum. The first response was in 2011, also by an ex-member.

    There have been many changes to Windows 8 since then. Your post does not really apply to their problem. OK?
    Posting to old threads, just to boost your post count is frowned upon. Please don't do that.

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    Default Re: Windows Media Player not Play AVi in Windows 8

    If the AVI file was encoded with a non-Microsoft codec or with a codec not installed on your Windows, you will fail to play this kind of AVI video. For example, Fraps uses its own proprietary codec to encode its AVI movies which will not play in Windows Media Player.

    In order to solve can't play AVI in Windows Media Player issue, a recommended solution is to convert AVI to Windows Media Player more compatible AVI, WMV, ASF, MPG. iDealshare VideoGo is just the ideal AVI to Windows Media Player which can convert all kinds of AVI files to Windows Media Player supported video format.

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    Default Re: Windows Media Player not Play AVi in Windows 8

    Goodness! Read Technomage's first sentence.
    It is also a ga good idea to quote your reference, when quoting the help and tips of others on forums.

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    Default Re: Windows Media Player not Play AVi in Windows 8

    I'm going to post this one last time, then I'm going to ask that a moderator close this topic. Eh?

    To get your Media Player to play dang near everything, download the latest K-Lite Codecs for Windows 7 and 8, from
    "Filehippo.com" and install it and you will be able to play them all.
    I've been using those Codecs and sharing them with all my customers for several years now.
    And, you won't have to install a whole library of players.

    Sign up for Filehippo's updates and you will be notified by email when new updates are available.

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