Have you ever in the situation when you are not able to play music or videos via Windows Media Player or Groove? Have you ever wondered why does it happen? Apparently, this situation happens because of an error called error code 0xc00d5212. This error gives a hard time for every user to play the music or video. When you encounter this error, you will get the message written “Error Playing File: Error: MF_MEDIA_ENGINE_ERR_SRC_NOT_SUPPORTED HRSULT: -OxC00D5212”. For those the users of Groove, you might see the message on the screen like “Can’t play – This item was encoded in a format that’s not supported 0xC00d5212.” Those messages indicate that there might be the problem with the file itself or the media player does not support the file format. Aside from that, the other possible reasons behind this error include the corrupt file, the incorrect codec, the system registry issue, and so on.
Keep calm and just do not worry when you encounter this error code 0xc00d5212 because in this article you will be given the information of how to fix this kind of error. There are several methods that can you try to solve the issue. The first one is using VLC Media Player. For your information, there are several file formats that Windows Media Player, Groove, or Xbox Music do not support. In this case, you have to look for another media player which can support those type of files. One of that media player is called VLC Media Player. It is said that this media player can play almost all file formats including .avi or .mp4. you just have to download this media player and install it.
The second one is converting the video. There are the chances that the file has incorrect codec. In fact, correct codec is necessary when you have the intention to play any video. The videos that taken from some devices such as smartphones, GoPro, or else might have the wrong codec. That wrong codec might be the reason of why the file does not play and there is this error code 0xc00d5212 shows up instead. In order to solve this issue, you have to try and convert the video from one file format to another. Please get some video converter tool on the system. Then, open the file in the converter tool and convert it. the process of conversion depends on the size of the file to be converted. It might take some time, so please be patient. Once it is done, you need to open the file with VLC Media Player and see if this error is solved.
The last method is called correcting the registries. In some cases, the culprit of all problems is Faulty Registries. If the two methods mentioned above do not work on fixing this error 0xc00d5212, then you can try to look in to the system registry entries. As the recommendation, you can try Total System Care. This tool will discover the error if there is any and then fix them all.