In this article, I will teach you. The 3 best ways to fix Resident Evil Village WMVideo Decoder Error. Resident Evil Village is one of the survival horror awesome video games that has been developed and published by Capcom in April 2021. Available on PS4/ PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Google Stadia, and PC platforms. If you’re using a Windows 10 (N) version or a highly modified version and viewing the Resident Evil Village WMVideo Decoder Error while playing the title on your PC, you must follow this troubleshooting guide.
To be more specific, whenever you try to open the Resident Evil Village game on your computer, you may get the Capcom Installer Message window on the screen. It says “You need to install” VIDEO CODEC: WMVideo Decoder “to start the game.” So, you just have to click on the ‘I accept messages above’ checkbox to enable it and then click on Exit.
How to Fix Resident Evil Village WMVideo Decoder Error
But unfortunately, some PC users may not see this message if they have restarted their PC. Don’t worry because you can easily get this option by simply opening the Steam client> Go to Library> Return to Resident Evil Village title> Right-click on it> Hover over Manage> Click on Browse Local Files.
Here you will see a new window that will open where you have installed the Resident Evil Village video game on your PC. Simply look at the InstallerMessage.exe file from the list. Instantly, all you need to do is double click on it and you will find the Capcom InstallerMessage window again on the screen.
Note: You should get the same pop-up message window when you start the game. However, if you can’t see this at the moment, you can always do the above steps to get into it. So, when it’s all over, just fire up the Resident Evil Village game from Steam and it should work fine.
1. Add Media Feature Pack
Whenever, if you still notice WMVideo Decoder Error then it indicates that there is a codec problem in your system, especially in the Windows 10 (N) edition. you can simply follow the steps below:
- First, press the Windows key or click on Start> then you can type Manage Optional Features.
- Click on it from the search result> Just click on Add a feature.
- Here you will need to search for Windows Media Player.
- When you see the add-on, click on it to select> Choose to Install.
- Therefore, after installing the Windows Media Player add-on, you should start the media feature packet on your computer.
However, if this is already installed that indicates there are no issues with the media feature pack. However, you will need to install the latest version of the media feature pack properly.
- Here you can visit the official Microsoft website to get the Media Feature Pack for N versions of Windows 10.
- Make sure to choose the latest version of Windows that you are currently using. However, if you are not sure which edition you are using or are currently using, you can follow the instructions below.
- So, click on Start Menu> Type to view PC and click on View your PC name from the search result.
- Here you will see the edition of Windows 10 on your computer that you are currently using.
- Anything higher than the build 1903 which is apparently what you are using can be installed by clicking on the KB3145500 link for the Media Feature Pack for your Windows version.
Note: For Windows 10 version 1903 and later, you can add the Media Feature Pack by going to Start> Settings> Applications> Apps and Features> Optional> Feature> Add a feature > Media Feature Pack from the list of optional features available.
- After that, restart your pc to see the change effects immediately, and then try launching the Resident Evil Village game again.
2. Use a Third-Party Codec Pack
However, if you are still suffering the WMVideo Decoder Error on your PC, you should try installing a third-party codec pack (K-Lite Codec Pack) from this link. Just click on Server 1 or Server 2 or Server 3 to download the installer.
Next, open it on your PC, and install it using administrator access. Once installed, make sure to restart your computer to apply the changes. Finally, try launching the Resident Evil Village game and check for the error.
3. Scan and Repair Game Files
While you are still having problems with gameplay or game launch, make sure to verify the integrity of the game files on your Steam client. To do so:
- Open Steam> Go to Library.
- Right-click on the Resident Evil Village title.
- You can click on Properties> Go to the Local Files tab.
- Select Verify Integrity of Game Files
- This process will start verifying and checking all installed game files to see if any lost/corrupt file is found or not.
- The process must be completed. When you’re done, close the Steam client, and restart your computer to apply the changes.
- Ultimately, open Steam, also try running the Resident Evil Village game again.
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