Saturday, 3 September 2016

Fix Error Code 0xc00d36c4 while Playing Videos/Music

Hello, Today in this post we will be discussing few Solutions to 0xc00d36c4 error in Windows 8/8.1/10. This error is shown when you try to Play Music or Videos from your DVD or Phone Connected Over USB.

In Most Cases, 0xc00d36c4 Error appears while Playing MP4 Files. Some may have difficulties playing other file formats too. Many Users have Reported that they see this error when they try to play files that are Created by them. Which means Videos Created through Smartphones or GoPro.

Users using Windows Media Player, Xbox music or Groove have reported to have this Error quite often. So, If you are someone who likes to Create videos or Edit them yourself but having this error while playing it then, Do not Worry. We have few Solutions to this Error that might just help you get out of trouble.

Reasons for Error Code 0xc00d36c4

  1. Media Player Doesn't support file Format.
  2. Wrong Codec.
  3. Corrupt File.
There are few more reasons, but these 3 are the popular ones. Now let us see how to fix Error 0xc00d36c4 While Playing Music or Video Files.

Fixing Error Code 0xc00d36c4 Windows 10/8/8.1

Sometimes fixing this kind of errors is just too easy and we just don't know how to fix them. In this Case we are sharing few easy Solution to this Error Code In Windows. This Error May just show you a Box which says Can't Play. Either Windows Doesn't Support the items's file format or the Content Doesn't match the extension in the file name.

The Message box clearly says whats the issue. So, following are the Solutions that may help you to fix the error for good. Read them below...

Solution 1: Download VLC Media Player.

VideolAN's VLC Media Player can Play any file format that exists they Said, Well Said. The First thing that you want to do for Fixing 0xc00d36c4 Error is to get VLC Media Player and Install it.
Now Open the file with VLC Media Player that was Throwing Error message. You will be surprised to see that your video is running smoothly.

You Can Either Download it from the Official Website Here OR, Go to Windows app store and get it from there. If you are already Using VLC and still getting the error, then you want to skip to Solution #2 and see if that helps.

Solution 2: Correct the Codec.

If you have Created the Video by yourself and you are unable to play them, then chances are you have wrong Codec. To Correct them, you will need a Program like Video Converter to convert your video to better Codec.

Get the Program, Install it and Browse through the file with the 0xc00d36c4 problem, Now Convert the file to some other format. Like if your file is in .avi format, then convert it into Mp4 Format, You got my point?

Once the Conversion part is finished, you can now play the file with your favorite Media player without any issues. I would recommend to try and play it with VLC Media Player.

Few More thing you can try:

Switch to Local Account: You can easily switch to local account and get back to Microsoft account. This has worked for one of the victims of this error. Might just work for you if both the above methods fails.

2 Uncheck "Copy Protect Music": Open Windows Media Player. Click on Organize > Option. Click on Rip Music tab and Uncheck the box which says Copy Protect Music if its already Checked. Now save the changes.

That is it, So in total we shared 4 Methods/Solutions that we think will help you to get rid of error code 0xc00d36c4 in Windows PC. Which method worked for you? Let us know in comments below.


  1. thanks... you made my day. first options work for me even though it is flash drive read and write error. my video played seamlessly.

  2. What about when uploading a video to YouTube I have created on editing software that is coming up with this error?

  3. Thanks you made my i day i fixed error with the help of your this method Techyfiles

  4. Hi!
    Thank u for your post. I follow every step but still I have another problem. I download music and when I tried to paste the archive (mp3) to the MP4 player, this device cannot play the song and then appears that message. When I eject the device (safely) and I put it again, the archive (mp3) is not there.
    The format of this device is FAT32.
    Please help me!!! I need music desperately!!!
    Beforehand, thank you very much!

  5. This error occurs when I copy an mp4 file from my hard drive to my new USB drive. On the hard drive, the video plays perfectly. On the USB drive, I get this error. I reformatted the USB drive, but get the same error.

  6. My mp3 file plays but when i copy it to a usb flasdrive and try it from there then this message comes,is it the flashdrive or ???what can i do?

  7. None of them worked. I copied MP3 files to a flash drive. The files on the computer play. The files on the flash drive do not. I checked and all have correct extension and seem to be perfect duplicates but no player I have on my PC will play them back.

  8. Thanks solution 1 just good enough

  9. yes me too, with mp3's that i have origanaly copied from cd and copied before with no problem to phones , when copying a large amount copies from A-V ok then all from v -z are there but when opened i get the same error message as above, why is it some and not others when they have all worked previously and properties show the file is there.??????

  10. These methods didn't work. All my files play except for the last one recorded with a canon t5i.