Repair AVI File Not Playing on Windows 10

When you try to play AVI file in Windows Media Player on Windows 10 computer you may get many errors messages. Sometimes installing various media players can cause them not to play. Here are few error messages listed:

  • Invalid file format error
  • One or more codecs required to open this content could not be found
  • The source filters could to be found to render the stream error
  • Cannot play back video stream: no suitable decompressor could be found
  • Media player cannot open file name. Please verify the file and try again

Why AVI file won't play on WMP in Windows 10?

Codec issue: AVI contains various audio and video codec. Windows Media Player supports all video codecs that are compressed in AVI. But more video codecs like DivX, Xvid, MP4V, MPEG4 and DX50 were invented and used in AVI files and WMP does not support those files, hence fails to play.

AVI file corrupted: IF AVI file is broken, Windows Media Player may fail to play in various cases: Pictures freezes but audio continues due to corrupted frames in video streams, images get pixilated and blocky due to damaged frames, Sometimes cannot skip through video because of bad AVI index or lack of entire index.

How to repair AVI file?

They are two general ways, first is that AVI files are no longer associated with WMP. To do so, open WMP and press Alt to show the menu. From the tool menu select Option. On next new screen, click on File Types tab. Check that Windows video file (AVI) is ticked. If not, tick it and click on OK.

Next one is to update latest version of Windows Media Player. Press Alt within WMP to show menu, if you can't view it then choose Help and check for update and follow on screen guidance. If still this problem exist then it is recommended to use Yodot AVI Repair software.

Glance on AVI Repair software:

To successfully play corrupted AVI file on Windows 10 computer, you can download Yodot AVI Repair utility with ease. It includes best graphical user interface, even novice user can fix corrupt AVI file in minimum time. This tool scans AVI file and fixes it without changing original content of it. Along with AVI files, it can fix MPEG4, DivX, MP4 file that won't play on VLC, Windows Movie Maker, Premiere Pro, QuickTime, WMP, MX player DIVX player and many more. This application repairs not playing AVI file on Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and Windows 2008 operating systems. This application is also compatible to fix AVI files on Mac when Mac doesn't play AVI files on Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks and Yosemite OS X versions.

Steps to fix AVI file not playing on Windows 10:

  • Download and install Yodot AVI Repair program on Windows 10 PC
  • Launch the software and follow guidelines as shown on screen
  • Select your corrupt AVI file which has to be repaired by using 'Browse' option
  • Upon selection, click on 'Repair' button to initiate the repair process
  • Now you can monitor scanning process by progress bar
  • After completion of repair process, tool will display AVI file description
  • Then software will allow you to preview repaired AVI files prior saving
  • At last, you can save your fixed AVI file to desired location on your system


  • Its better to have back up of your important AVI files on reliable storage device before editing, converting or compressing the file
  • Avoid playing AVI file on incompatible media players