How to fix error 0xc00d5212 in Windows Media Player on Windows 10

If you received “This item is was encoded in a format that’s not supported. 0Xc00d5212” when trying to play AVI video files in Windows Media Player on Windows 10 computer, here’s how to fix it.

This item is was encoded in a format that’s not supported. 0Xc00d5212

This item is was encoded in a format that’s not supported. 0Xc00d5212

Below are a few methods that should fix the error 0xc00d5212 in Windows Media Player:

  • Install K-Lite Codec
  • Play the video with VLC
  • Convert the AVI video to an alternative format

See also: How to download the HEVC / H.265 video extension for free

How to fix error 0xc00d5212 in Windows Media Player

Method 1. Install K-Lite Codec

As error 0xc00d5212 can be a codec problem, installing the all-in-one K-Lite Codec pack might fix the issue.

Visit the Contents of K-Lite Codec Pack page, download and install K-lite codec pack on your Windows 10 PC. That should ensure there aren’t any codecs missing.

See more: 6 best video codec packs for Windows 10 to play all formats

Method 2. Play the Video With VLC

VLC Media Player is one of the most popular media apps available; supports a wide variety of media files and codecs. Many users have also reported that their AVI videos that didn’t play in Windows Media Player played fine in VLC.

You can download and install VLC on Windows 10 PC from this source.

What’s more, VLC media player can also fix corrupted AVI files. To do so, click Tools and select Preferences in VLC. Choose Input & Codecs on the left of the Preferences window.

Choose Always Fix on the Damaged or incomplete AVI file drop-down menu, and click the Save option. After that, VLC might fix corrupted AVI videos when you play the clips.

Method 3. Convert the AVI video to an alternative format

Error 0xc00d5212 will happen when the correct codec required to support the AVI file isn’t installed. Hence, converting the AVI video to an alternative format Windows Media Player will probably play is one method to fix the problem.

Tip: MP4 is among the most universal video file format that most media players play.

1. Download and install Apowersoft Video Converter Studio.

2. After installation, launch it and then import an AVI video that doesn’t play.

3. Select the output format as MP4 in the dropdown list in the “Profile” field, and you can also select where to store the MP4 files in the “Output” field.

4. Press on the “Convert” button and the conversion starts.

That’s about it.

If you have any other problems with WMP, go to Windows Media Player section.