Updated on Jul 28, 2023
Many people have ever run into the problem that video or audio files won't play on Windows with an error code 0xc00d36c4 displayed. So this article aims to help you fix the 0xc00d36c4 error based on different cases.
For the most part, 0xc00d36c4 error is typically caused by unsupported media formats or codecs. Download this handy utility to fix it easily:
Q: "I have several files (.mp4) not working in Movies & TV (comes up with the 0xc00d36c4 error). I have tried updating drivers but still no avail. Does anyone know how to fix the 0xc00d36c4 Windows 10/11 problem and play these files? Please help."
A: 0xc00d36c4 error seems to be a common issue, especially when you refresh Windows 10/11 installation or make a major Windows update. More than that, the message always occurs when people play some video and audio files apart from 0xc00d36c4 MP4 error. There are different reasons leading to the problem and this article introduces several effective solutions, under the condition that the video or audio file is intact and playable.
Since 0xc00d36c4 error is commonly caused by unsupported media formats or codecs, if you don't want to use other media players or install codec packs, you can also choose to convert the files to Windows supported formats to fix 0xc00d36c4 MP4, 0xc00d36c4 MP3 and so forth. WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro is a simple yet powerful video conversion software for PC. It offers over 500 digital formats as well as popular devices and can help you convert virtually any video and audio to your computer friendly file. It's a fast video converter and easy to use.
After you install and launchinstall and launch HD Video Converter Factory Pro on your PC, open the "Converter" module and click the "Add Files" button to import video or audio files into the software, or directly drag and drop multiple files into the converter for solving the 0xc00d36c4 error.
Press the "Click to change output format" section on the right and choose a Windows supported format. You can select "WMV" under the "Video" tab as it is a Windows-friendly format, so converting MP4 to WMV is a good fix for 0xc00d36c4 MP4 error. Similarly, if you want to convert an audio file, you can choose WMA under the Audio tab.
Press the inverted triangle icon at the bottom to choose an output folder. Finally, click "Run" to start the conversion to fix 0xc00d36c4 error issue.
The 0xc00d36c4 error sometimes occurs when you play media files from USB or external storage devices. In such cases, copy or move the media files to a local hard disk and play the file, which is the simplest way to fix 0xc00d36c4 MP4, MP3, AVI, MKV, and other common videos and audio files. It works sometimes.
Usually, if specific codec is missing and Windows can't recognize the file type or extension, the 0xc00d36c4 code will display. So you only need to install an appropriate codec pack containing most common video and audio codecs. K-Lite Codec Pack is a good option.
Download the K-Lite Codec Pack via this link:
Generally, the Basic codec pack would suffice. Just follow its installation wizard to install the codec pack. Restart your computer if possible, then the media file is supposed to play normally.
Many third-party media players have a rich set of built-in video and audio codecs, which can help you play most common and even rare video and audio files. VLC, MPC-HC, KMPlayer, and PotPlayer are popular and powerful. Especially, VLC is reputed to be the Swiss Army knife of media players. It can not only play media files, but also performs as a VLC video converter, editor, DVD ripping software, etc. Install VLC from the official site:
After you install VLC on your computer, click on the Media button on the top left corner, select Open File, and import the video or audio files you want to play.
You can try and select an effective one from the four 0xc00d36c4 error fixes. If all the methods don't work for you, the file may have been damaged. You may try repairing the video file with a file repair tool to remedy the video or audio file. Moreover, WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro can repair slightly damaged MP4 and other files. It's worth a try!
How to Play DVDs on Windows 10/11 Easily?
WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro
Since Windows 10/11 has removed the ability to play DVDs, you can't play DVD movies with the default Windows DVD Player anymore. Besides seeking a Windows DVD Player alternative, you can also use WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro to convert DVDs to MP4, AVI, MKV, WMV, MPG, etc. The software also supports 1:1 DVD to ISO quick copy.
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