"I used to be able to play avi files on my Windows Media Player, but now I can’t. It says it doesn’t support those files or it doesn’t have the codecs for them. What do I need to do?"
AVI files are usually compressed with a non-Microsoft codec; the appropriate codec must be on your computer for the Windows Media Player to play the AVI file. In such case, you may need to install the corresponding codec decoders like K-Lite Codec Pack, which could help you solve the problem easily. Actually, for most users, installing codec decoder is somewhat troublesome. An alternative to Windows Media Player would actually be better, especially a free AVI player that could play both video and DVD on Windows 8 as Windows 8 has no support to play back DVD movies. Leawo Free AVI Player is just such kind of program that could help you easily solve all problems during AVI movie playback.
Play AVI videos with Leawo Free AVI Player
Being a professional and free HD video player, Leawo Free AVI Player, officially named Leawo Blu-ray Player, allows you to play AVI videos on Windows computer (Windows 8 included) in lossless quality for totally free. It could directly play AVI videos on Windows computer, without any decoders to be installed. Far more than a professional and free video player, it is also an expert Blu-ray player to play back Blu-ray discs/folders and a free DVD player to play back DVD discs/folders in quality lossless. Take the below guide to know how to play AVI videos with Leawo Free AVI video player.
Download and install it on your computer before you could play AVI videos:
Launch this Free AVI Player
On the clean program interface of Leawo Free AVI Player, you could see an "Open Files" button.
Select AVI files to play
Click "Open Files" button to browse source AVI files for playback.
Subtitle, video and audio etting
Click the upper-left buttons of this free AVI player software to set subtitles, video and audio for better movie enjoying.
To know the detailed guide on using Leawo Blu-ray Player, check how to play Blu-ray/DVD/Video with Leawo Blu-ray Player on Windows