Can’t play AVI video in Windows 10? The default media player, Movies & TV, does not have the codec to play AVI movies properly. Sometimes you can only hear the sound without image when you play a AVI video using the stock media player for Windows 10. Sometimes, it throws the missing codec error and doesn’t recognize the AVI file at all.
In a related article, we recommended the free DVD player for Windows 10. In fact this media tool can help us convert or play AVI videos in Windows 10 as well. More than 1000 formats are supported, like mp4, avi, wmv, mov, mkv, m4v, mpeg, flv, f4v, 3gp, asf, dv, vob, divx, xvid, webm, and many more. Note that this video converter is a premium software, you have to pay to use advanced features, like video converting, burning, downloading. But it is totally free to use it to play all kinds of media files. To play a video with it, simply drag and drop a video from its folder on your hard disk to the Video Converter. Mouse on the video clip in the Convert, you can then see the Play button. Click to play the video using the built-in media player.
If you need to convert the AVI video to other format so it can be played with your favorite media player, you may convert the AVI videos to MP4 format which is compatible with almost all major media players, such as Windows Media Players, Movies & TV, QuickTime, etc.
VLC is another free AVI player we recommend. It is cross-platform, free, open source, feature-rich. You can find more details about this free media player, download it from this link.
Most VLC users use it for watching movies and aren’t aware of many advanced features it offers, such as video streaming, video converting. To convert a video using VLC, click Media menu, choose Convert/Save to launch the Open Media dialog. Click Add button under File tab to browse to the video file that you wish to convert. Click Convert/Save button. In the Convert dialog, choose a profile, select destination folder and file. Finally, click Start button to begin converting the source video file to the selected video format.