Fix Unplayable Videos on Windows 10

Video Repair

“I upgraded to Windows 10 and after installation, I noticed that not all of my videos would play. I mainly use the Chrome browser and some videos would play with no problem but others would buffer the video but never start playing. I tried playing the video using Edge and that did not work either. I double checked to make sure I had the correct version of Flash Player for Chrome installed and it was up to date. Can anyone let me know how to make my play again?”

Repair Videos

Well, to give out the exact reason for the issue might not be possible as most of your videos are plays and only a few are having such problem. In this article, I have mentioned some of the common repair solutions which you can try.

Below Are Some of the Fixes You Can Try to Make Your Videos Play Again.

Update Latest Video Driver: The video driver you having might be compatible with Windows 10. You can check if the video card is the latest one by right clicking the Windows icon in the left bottom corner of the screen, go to Device Manager and check if you are having the latest update.

Remove Chrome Extensions: There are a lot of users who are running into problems with slowdowns of chrome extension when carrying out heavy tasks like video streaming. So, removing extensions will help in certain extent. If it doesn’t try re-install the browser. You can even clear the cache.

Remove Unwanted Programs: Right click on Windows icon and select Task Manager and check for any unnecessary processes running. Disabling them might help.

Disable Hardware Acceleration: If you are using a flash player, disabling hardware acceleration will fix the problem. Open the unplayable video, right click on it, the settings window will pop-up, there uncheck the box beside Enable hardware acceleration.

Internet Explorer/Edge Internet Option: Open Internet Explorer and click on gear icon present on the right top corner of the window. Now, navigate and click on internet options. Next, click on ‘Advance’ tab and checkmark ‘Use Hardware Rendering’ box. Press Apply and then OK. You’ll now be able to watch videos in Internet Explorer and the Edge.

If none of the above techniques worked and wondering how to repair or recover my videos? Don’t worry! There is one more way to repair your videos and make them play again. The VLC player has video repair feature which can fix damaged or corrupted AVI, MP4 videos. Follow the below-mentioned steps to perform the task.

Repair MP4, MOV, AVI Videos Files with VLC

VLC can repair AVI file format videos. If your videos are of a different format, convert them to AVI format and follow the steps below:

  • Open VLC Player
  • Click Media and then Convert or Save
  • Next, choose add input files or streams and hit Convert or Save
  • Give a filename.
  • Select codec from the drop-down list
  • Click Edit Selected Profile and then browse the damaged video by pressing add/delete profile.
  • Finally, hit Start

After the videos are successfully repaired, you can play them on VLC or other applications. If the video files by any chance are not repaired, then there could be a dense issue produced due to some severe damages. Don’t lose hope already, the videos which could be repaired by any of the above methods can be fixed with the help of a reliable video repair software. But, be wary of unreliable applications as they cause further damaged. You can go for the trustable video repair tool – Remo Repair, one which gives you maximum success recovery rate.

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