Error Code 0xc00d5212

How to Fix Windows Error Code 0xc00d5212?

In today’s world videos are a great means to store and reuse memories, professional work, entertainment, and much more important information. Nobody wants to lose their work or memories stored in videos due to some technical error. Mostly, people face an error code 0xc00d5212 while playing the AVI video files. In this blog, we will be discussing the causes and their remedies in detail which show error 0xc00d5212 while you play a video on your Windows device.

Causes for Windows Error Code 0xc00d5212

The error code 0xc00d5212 restricts you to play video on your device. The error message says that “Can’t Play. This item was encoded in a format that’s not supported 0xc00d5212. Send feedback. The code may appear on your device screen due to the following reasons:

  • Your video file format is not supported by the player you are using
  • Corrupt or un-supported codec
  • Outdated display adapters
  • Un-updated Windows
  • Corrupt or unsupported video file
  • Installation of multiple audio drivers
  • File corruption due to improper shut down of computer

Let’s have a look on the possible remedies for the error code 0xc00d5212

The error code 0xc00d5212 appears due to a particular error, but it does not provide precise information about the error cause. Based on the above-mentioned causes, try the following methods to fix the error code 0xc00d5212.

Install codec

The error code 0xc00d5212 may appear due to a missing codec. Try installing the codec and then play the video to check if the error is resolved. Follow the steps to install the codec:

  • Start the windows media player
  • Now click on “Tools” and then click on “Options”
  • After that, look for Player Tab and select either “Once a Day” or “Once a Week” under Automatic Updates
  • Once you have done that, click on “Ok”
  • Next, right click on the video file
  • Finally, select “Open with Windows Media Player” to start the video. If you are asked to install the codec, click on “Install”.
  • After that, the video will work properly if the error is due to missing codec.

Convert the video file into other format

Sometime 0xc00d5212 error may appear due to not supported video format. Try converting your video file to the MP4 format and then play your video. MP4 is one of the universal file formats that can be played in almost all media players. There are many applications and online tools available for such tasks.  Try to play your video in an MP4 format to see if the error resolved or not.

Update your display adapter

Follow the steps mentioned below to update your display adapter:

  • Open the run command by pressing Windows and R keys together, and type “devmgmt.msc” and click “OK”.
  • You will be directed to the Device Management Console.
  • Now, in the Device Manager, look for the “Device Adapter” and expand it. Then right-click on the graphics adapter and click on the properties. This action will open the properties windows.
  • Next, on the properties windows, select the “Drivers” tab and then click on “Update Driver”.
  • On the next window, choose “Search automatically for updated driver software”.
  • Finally, restart your computer after the update is completed and try to play your video.

Re-install your display driver

If you still face the error 0xc00d5212 after updating your display adapter, then try uninstalling your display driver and then reinstall it, as this may help you to remove the error. Follow the below steps to proceed:

  • First, right click on your display adapter, and click “Uninstall” and then check the check “Delete the driver software for this device” and click on “OK”.
  • Once you have done that, download the display driver from your PC manufacturer’s website and reinstall the display driver.
  • Next, restart your computer and try to play the video.

Uninstall the third party audio devices

If you are having some third party audio drivers in your computer, try uninstalling them as they may be the cause for the error 0xc00d5212. Uninstall all third party audio drivers by following the below steps:

  • Open the run command by pressing Windows and R keys together, and type “devmgmt.msc” and click “OK”.
  • You will be directed to the Device Management Console.
  • Now, in the Device Manager, look for the “Sound, video and game controllers”, and expand it. Then, right-click on any third party audio device installed in your PC and click on “Uninstall device”.
  • After that, restart your computer and try to play the video.

Play the video on VLC Media Player

A wide range of video formats can be easily played on VLC media player as it supports almost all formats. Follow the steps below to try this method:

  • Open the official website of VLC to download the VLC Media Player.
  • Once the download is completed, install it in your computer.
  • Next, right-click on your video and select “Open with VLC Media player”, and see if the error is resolved or not.

Update your windows

If you have tried the above-mentioned remedies and still facing the error code 0xc00d5212, then try updating your windows as it may be outdated.

  • Open the windows setting by pressing the “windows and I keys” together.
  • Now, select “Update & Security” and select “Check for Updates” command.
  • Download the pending updates.
  • Finally, restart your computer and try to play the video.

Repair your video file

If you have tried all the remedies mentioned above and still facing the same error, then there is a chance that your video file is corrupted. Repair your video file with the help of a repair tool, and you will be able to play the video. Repair your corrupted file by following the steps below:

  • Download the trial version of “Stellar Repair for Video” and install it.
  • Start the software and click on “Add File” to repair your corrupted video file.
  • Then, select your video file and click on “Repair”. The software will start repairing your file.
  • Once the repair process if done, click on “Save Repaired Files” to save your repaired file on your computer.

We hope that this blog will help you to fix the error code 0xc00d5212 while you are trying to play a video.

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