Resolve Error VLC Cannot Play DIVX File

“I have downloaded a DIVX file from internet which was sent to me by my friend. When I tried to open that file on VLC media player, a pop up stated that it cannot play DIVX file as it doesn’t have correct codec. I have many DIVX files stored on my computer, they are all working fine but only this video is showing such error message. Please someone guide me to remove error message from VLC media player”.

If you have faced above problem, then there are many possible methods that you can try to get rid of error message from VLC media player. Many times this problem arises when the Codec of DIVX file is not compatible with the one that has installed on your computer. Therefore try to install Codec that supports DIVX file which you have downloaded. If same problem persists, then play DIVX file on another media player like Windows Media Player, GOM player or Real time player. If you can play it, then there is some problem with VLC media player you need to uninstall and then install it once again to your computer. However, if you fail to play DIVX file on all media players then it indicates that the DIVX file is corrupted. So, to deal with corruption issue it is recommended to use DIVX file repair software.

How does DIVX file become corrupted?

  • Improper Quitting: After watching DIVX video file on VLC media player you should close it using “Quit” option provided on “Media” menu. But most of the users do not follow this method and close it directly. In such consequence DIVX file will be corrupted and refuse to open on VLC media player
  • Virus Attack: If the website from which you have downloaded DIVX file is not secure or in case you have copied DIVX file from virus infected external storage media, then it may not play in DIVX media player
  • Power Surge: Nothing will happen to DIVX file when you are watching it on VLC player without any interruption. But if the process of viewing DIVX file is interrupted as a cause of power failure, then VLC media player would display error message

In many cases, VLC media player display a prompt asking whether the corrupted video file should be repaired. In that case, you need to select the option “Repair”. The application will take few minutes to repair the DIVX file and show progress on the screen but it doesn’t apply to severely corrupted DIVX file. Under such circumstancestake necessary action by downloading DIVX file repair software.

Fixing DIVX file that does not play on VLC:

When all methods fail to repair DIVX file, utilize Yodot AVI Repair software to instantly remove all kinds of errors from DIVX video file and make it playable again. All you need to do is to follow few guidelines given by the application interface to fix DIVX file not playing on VLC player. You can make use of this utility to fix corrupted DIVX files from your computer, memory card, external hard drive, USB drive and so on. Apart from fixing corrupted DIVX file on VLC media player, it has the ability to repair not playing AVI and Xvid video files on different media players. Whenever VLC player says broken AVI file, cannot recognize format, runtime issues or any other error, then this application may be handy. It supports video file repair on all computers/laptops working with various versions of Windows operating systems namely Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008. Once the repair process is completed, you are able to preview repaired DIVX file how long it may be.

Steps to carry out DIVX file repair:

  • Download and install Yodot AVI Repair software to your Windows computer
  • As soon as the installation process gets completed run it by clicking on short cut menu provided on your desktop
  • Choose corrupted AVI file and then click upon “Repair” to commence the repair process
  • Wait till the repair process gets completed and once it is over you will get a message representing successful AVI file repair
  • Preview repaired DIVX file and at last save it on a desired location

Necessary Information:

  • Make sure that you close VLC media properly after watching DIVX file on it
  • Do not copy any DIVX file from external storage media unless you scan it

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