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How to Fix Missing Codec 0xc00d5212 Error When Playing AVI Files

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Jun 14, 2024 • Filed to: Photo/Video/Audio Solutions • Proven solutions

Q: How Do You Fix this Item was Encoded in a Format that's not Supported?
"I am in a jam! I can't play an important video using my Windows Media Player. This error message keeps showing: 'Can't play—This item was encoded in a format that's not supported 0xc00d5212'. Please, how do I make it go away?"

AVI file is a popularly used format for both audio and video. One of the errors this format faces is the missing codec 0xc00d5212 on Windows. This error prevents users from properly playing media files with Windows Media Player. The error message usually appears like this:

0xc00d5212 error message

This article will show you how to fix 0xc00d5212 missing codec using practical solutions.

Part 1: How You Get Missing Error Codec 0xc00d5212

You may be wondering why you keep getting this missing error codec 0xc00d5212. The common causes of error code 0xc00d5212 are:

Part 2: Ultimately Repair Missing Error Codec 0xc00d5212

This is the crux of the matter and you will not be disappointed because the solutions you seek will be provided for you in this section:

1. Repair Corrupt Videos with Software

You can ultimately repair the missing error codec 0xc00d5212 by fixing the corrupted video file with video repair software. Wondershare Repairit Video Repair got all your video repair needs covered: it uses "Quick" repair mode to fix the errors found within your video files and "Advanced repair" mode to fix severely corrupted video files. It does this by using information from a working file called a sample file to repair the badly corrupted video file. A sample video is created from the same device as the corrupt video. Additionally, both videos are in the same format. Just download it and have a try!

This software repairs videos in many different formats including AVI, MOV, MTS, MP4, 3GP, FLV, among others. If your video file gets corrupted during conversion, editing, transfer, or processing, Wondershare Repairit can fix it for you.

Also, if your video gets corrupted in any of the following scenarios, this tool can take care of the problem:

Furthermore, if you are facing errors caused by playing videos on unreliable media players, problems from video compression, system crash, a change in your video format, etc., Wondershare Repairit will fix such errors.

It is time to proceed with the steps involved in repairing your corrupt video to fix the error codec 0xc00d5212:

Step 1: Add Your Corrupt Video File

First, download and install Wondershare Repairit to your pc. Then click on the "Add video and start repairing" function on the software's interface or "Add" button.

add videos that has error codec 0xc00d5212

scan the corrupted videos

Step 2: Begin Video Repair Process

Select "Repair Video" so that Wondershare Repairit can start repairing your video using the quick repair mode.

repair videos on repairit

Step 3: Preview and Save Video Files

Once your corrupt videos have been scanned and repaired, a pop-up message will appear to inform you of the completion. Click "OK" to preview and save the repaired AVI files.

preview videos

Step 4: Add Sample Video (Optional for Advance Repair)

Proceed to add sample videos for advanced repair if your video is severely corrupted.

add sample videos

Step 5: Save Your Repaired Video File

After Recoverit is done using the information in the sample video to repair your badly corrupted video, all you need to do is select the option "Save". You can save the repaired video files to any destination you desire.

save videos path

2. Convert AVI File to another File Format

You can convert the AVI format to an alternative format that will play on Windows Media Player without problems. To do this, you can use any good online video converter by following these generally accepted steps.

0xc00d5212 error by choosing files option

start conversion

Sometimes we find AVI videos corrupted in the index. How to fix the AVI index?
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Part 3: Different Solutions to Fix 0xc00d5212 Error

There are ample solutions that can be used to fix 0xc00d5212 Error and these will be provided here. All you have to do is try any of them till you get the one that works for you:

1. Install Missing Codec:

Since codecs are important to play your videos, you will need to download and install them if they are missing from your system's Windows Media Player. Use these steps to download and install codecs:

go to tools and options

select the time you want

install media player

2. Update Display Drivers

f your display driver is outdated, you may need to update it to fix this error. Do this with the steps below:

launch device manager

choose properties option

update the driver software

automatically update the driver software

3. Uninstall and Install Display Driver Again

If you still cannot play the video after updating your display driver, you should uninstall it and reinstall again by following these steps:

remove the driver software

4. Uninstall Audio Drivers

This solution applies to situations where your system is using multiple audio drivers which are conflicting. Let the steps below guide you on how this solution works:

open the device manager

uninstall the audio drivers

5. Update Windows OS

Updating your Windows to the latest available version can make a huge difference in fixing the missing error codec 0xc00d5212 that has prevented your AVI files from playing. To update your Windows, do these:

open the windows settings

check for updates

6. Play AVI Videos with VLC

VLC Media Player is a great solution to AVI video "format not supported". This is because the media player can support more codecs and file formats than Windows Media Player. Install and use VLC to play your AVI videos with these steps:

select vlc media player

What if the VLC not playing videos? Check the solutions - How to Fix VLC Videos Not Playing.
- 2 minutes to read it.

7. Correct System Registries

Your system registries are important in the functioning of files on your system. If these registries are faulty, you will need to correct them to fix this error related to your AVI file. Check your system registry entries to see if there are any issues with them and if there are, consult the help of a professional tool to use in enacting changes to the entries to fix the problem. This is necessary because doing these tweaks by yourself may be dangerous since your entire system depends on your system registry entries.

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Part 4: How to Avoid 0xc00d5212 Errors When Playing AVI Files

If you are wondering why this error 0xc00d5212 is particular to AVI files and how you can avoid it completely, then you need not wander far. This part of the article will clear up your confusion.

1. Why Is the 0xc00d5212 Error Related to AVI File Format?

The 0xc00d5212 error occurs specifically for an AVI file to indicate that it is corrupted. AVI files are normally encoded with audio and video codecs. However, if any of the codecs get missing or are not compatible with the AVI file, it means that the file cannot be opened or played. Therefore, because AVI is a video format, it is susceptible to one of the errors faced by video formats, which is the 0xc00d5212 error.

fix error 0xc00d5212

2. Tips to Avoid 0xc00d5212 Error

The following are some precautions you can take to avoid the 0xc00d5212 error:

With the many different solutions that have been provided here, you can be certain that you have all that you need to tackle the missing codec error 0xc00d5212 you see when trying to play your AVI videos or audios. You have no reason to panic anymore.

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