Why We Can't Play AVI in Windows Media Player?

“I have Media Player 12 and it plays music fine, but I have no sound when I play a video (AVI format). I can play the same video on Quick Time player and I have sound, so it not the video file. Any help?” In fact, Windows Media Player announced to support AVI format, but we still encounter AVI won't play in Windows Media Player issue, why?

Why Windows Media Player Won't Play AVI Video?
If your AVI file is normal and WMP is right, the only reason may be the AVI video codec problem. If your 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 with WMP or WMM. e.g., Fraps encodes AVI with its own proprietary codec, so its .avi files will not play in Windows Media Player.

Play AVI in Windows Media Player Solution
No matter what kinds of AVI file is, it will be easy to play AVI on Windows Media Player, if you convert AVI files to AVI, WMV, MPG or ASF format with the right codec. Here, I`d like to recommend Video Converter to you, which allows you to convert all kinds of AVI video files to Windows MP4, AVI, WMV, MPG, ASF etc with the Microsoft codec, then, you can import the converted AVI to Windows Media Player, Windows Movie Maker, Sony Vegas etc for playback or edit.

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Steps to Convert AVI to Windows Media Player

Click Free Trial to download the powerful AVI to Windows Media Player Video Converter, install and run it, the interface will pop up.

Step 1: Add AVI files
Click the "Add Files" button to import the AVI video which can't be played in Windows Media Player. This perfect app also supports drag and drop function. Here, batch conversion is supported.

Step 2: Set WMP Format
Click the "Convert To " drop-down button to select Media Player MP4 or Movie Maker AVI as output profile from "Win Applications" Category.

Step 3: Convert AVI to Windows Media Player
Click the "Convert" button to start and finish converting AVI to Windows Media Player.
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Besides converting AVI to Windows Media Player, This AVI to WMP Converter also can convert AVCHD, MTS, M2TS, XAVC, MXF, MOD, TOD, MOV, MP4, WTV, VOB, FLV, RMVB, FLV, 3GP, MVI, DV, Apple ProRes, WebM, OGV etc to AVI, WMV for Windows Media Player, and Windows Movie Maker etc.

Surely, this AVI to WMP tool can help convert 3GA, AC3, M4B, QCP, APE, AU, RA, VOC, M4A, AIFF, FLAC, OGG, SHN, CAF, and etc to Windows Media Player supported MP3, WMA or WAV etc with ease.

This AVI to Windows Media Player Converting program can help you as below list and more:
1: Import fraps .avi files to Windows media player, no "error downloading codec" etc error message again.
2: Solve problem like "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..." in Windows Media player 11.
3: Help you Open and also Play AVI files with Windows Media Player 12 (Win 7).

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