Where to Find Right Codec for Playing AVI Files on Windows 10

July 01, 2021
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Best AVI Codec for Windows 10
1. K-Lite Codec Pack
2. Media Player Codec Pack
3. Shark007
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"Files play fine as MP4 but when I converted them to AVI, all I get is audio during playback on my computer. I'm guessing Windows 10 doesn't have the same codecs installed as previous Windows installed for some reason. In the past, Windows would try to find the correct codec and install it for you automatically. I don't get that option at all now and the error message is This item was encoded in a format that's not supported. 0x00d5212. I think a proper AVI codec for Windows 10 will help me get out of the trouble. Any recommendation? "

AVI files not playing on Windows 10 might occur due to different factors and the most frequent one is a required codec isn’t available on the application. In order to resolve this problem, many people try to find a Windows 10 AVI codec to add the playback ability. In fact, AVI is just a wrapper that contains data encoded with different video and audio codecs. All Windows default applications have native support for the AVI container, but they will fail to recognize specific AVI files using an unsupported video or audio codec. When speaking of AVI codec for Windows we actually mean video or audio codec used in the AVI file. So where to find a good third-party codec for AVI playback on Windows 10? Here are three popular and well-received options.

Part 1. Best Codec Packs for Playing AVI Files on Windows 10

1. K-Lite Codec Pack

K-Lite Codec Pack is probably the best codec pack for Windows. It contains all elements you need to play all common video and audio files. There is also an array of additional functions for more convenient and smoother playback. Four editions are available including Basic, Standard, Full, and Mega, which have extended capabilities to different degrees but all can suite your common video playback demands. K-Lite Codec Pack keeps frequent updates. It is widely acclaimed by Windows users. 

2. Media Player Codec Pack

Media Player Codec Pack is a practical codec pack for both new users and the tech savvy. It has all common video decoding methods and file formats, while offering advanced and personalized settings. Of course, you don’t have to be very knowledgeable about video codecs related settings. If you only want to play AVI in Windows Media Player or other Windows applications, Media Player Codec Pack offers an Easy Installation option, with all components included for the playback. Meanwhile, a Detailed installation is ready for customized configuration.

3. Shark007

Shark007 offers easy and full-featured solutions to add video and audio codecs for Windows 10. In addition to containing a large suite of codecs, Shark007 further offers advanced features in the most recent releases. For example, with this it, you will able to enjoy Ultra/Full HD and 3D videos and listen to Dolby Atmos and DTS-HD Master Audio smoothly. Shark007 also comes with a highly personalized and manageable GUI. This codec pack is available as Standard package and Advanced package. You can select from the two Shark007 installers based upon your actual needs. On balance, it is a nice choice for experienced users.

Part 2. Convert AVI Files for Playback on Windows 10

Finding a good AVI codec for Windows 10 is an efficient yet controversial solution because there are many people who don’t want to change default settings on their computers or afraid of potential security risks when installing third-party codec packs. Then, here comes a quick yet efficient method – converting AVI to MP4 or other common video formats for Windows 10. WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro is a good video converter for Windows 10. It is well-known for its simplicity and HD conversion. Here is how you can convert AVI files with it.

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Step 1. Open the Video Converter

There are 5 main function modules on the main interface, select Converter.

Step 2. Add AVI Files

Click +Add Files on the upper left corner, select the AVI files you want to convert, and click Open. The software also supports drag-and-drop action for importing videos.

Step 3. Choose an Output Format

Click the format icon on the right side, then go to Video tab, select MP4 as the output format.

Step 4. Start the Conversion

Click the triangle icon on the bottom and designate a folder for saving the converted files. After that, click Run. WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro uses H.264 as default video codec for MP4, which will be well-supported by Windows applications. Check out the MP4 videos to see whether you can play them normally.

Bottom Line

The three codec packs will help you solve most AVI Windows 10 playback issues. If you are trying to find a quick solution, WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro is a nice destination, as well. Meanwhile, using a more powerful media player is also many users’ preferred way when running into this hitch. Then, the well-known VLC media player may be your ultimate solution.

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