Repairing: This file isn’t playable, 0x10100be error in Movies app or WMP

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If you are trying to play an MP4 video file with the Movies & TV application or Windows Media Player and this file is not readable, error 0x10100be, then this message may help you.

This error message may occur for one of the following reasons:

  1. The file type is supported by the player, but the file has been compressed with a codec that is not supported by the player.
  2. The file may have been encoded using a codec that is not supported by Windows Media Player. In this case, Windows Media Player will not be able to play the file.

Windows Media Player only plays files and videos if it supports this type of file. Please read the following article for more information about the types of media files supported by Windows Media Player.

The error message looks like this:

Can’t play – This file isn’t playable, That might be because the file type is unsupported, the file extension is incorrect or the fle is corrupt, 0x10100be.

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Adding the AVI codec to Windows Media Player

To make AVI files readable on WMP, it is necessary to equip the player with some codecs. A codec is a small program that converts data from one form to another. The two known codecs for AVI files are DivX and Xvid. Installing these codecs will improve the ability to play AVI files on Windows Media Player.

When you download an AVI file and try to run it in Windows Media Player, you receive an error message that says: “Windows Media Player has experienced a problem reading the file. When you see it, click on the Web Help button next to the Close button.

Soon you will be directed to the Edge Browser. A new website opens with a brief description of the error.

Make a clean boot


If you are using Windows 10, follow these steps to clean up the boot process:

  1. Open the Start menu by clicking on the Windows icon at the bottom left of your screen.
  2. Type msconfig in the search field and press Enter. The System Configuration window opens.
  3. Click on the Services tab.
  4. Select the Hide all Microsoft services check box, then click the Disable button on the far right.
  5. Click the Start tab, then click Open Task Manager.
  6. Once the list is fully loaded, right-click and select Disable for each of the listed programs.
  7. Close the Task Manager window to return to the System Configuration window.
  8. Click OK to save your changes and restart your computer.

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