Download Avformat.dll for Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista and XP

Avformat.dll download. The Avformat.dll file is a dynamic link library for Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista and XP. You can fix "The file Avformat.dll is missing." and "Avformat.dll not found." errors by downloading and installing this file from our site.

About Avformat.dll

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Guide to Download Avformat.dll

  1. First, click the "Download" button with the green background (The button marked in the picture).
    Download the Avformat.dll library
    Step 1:Download the Avformat.dll library
  2. "After clicking the Download" button, wait for the download process to begin in the "Downloading" page that opens up. Depending on your Internet speed, the download process will begin in approximately 4 -5 seconds.

Methods to Fix the Avformat.dll Errors

ATTENTION! In order to install the Avformat.dll library, you must first download it. If you haven't downloaded it, before continuing on with the installation, download the library. If you don't know how to download it, all you need to do is look at the dll download guide found on the top line.

Method 1: Fixing the DLL Error by Copying the Avformat.dll Library to the Windows System Directory

  1. The file you downloaded is a compressed file with the ".zip" extension. In order to install it, first, double-click the ".zip" file and open the file. You will see the library named "Avformat.dll" in the window that opens up. This is the library you need to install. Drag this library to the desktop with your mouse's left button.
    Extracting the Avformat.dll library
    Step 1:Extracting the Avformat.dll library
  2. Copy the "Avformat.dll" library file you extracted.
  3. Paste the dynamic link library you copied into the "C:\Windows\System32" directory.
    Pasting the Avformat.dll library into the Windows/System32 directory
    Step 3:Pasting the Avformat.dll library into the Windows/System32 directory
  4. If your system is 64 Bit, copy the "Avformat.dll" library and paste it into "C:\Windows\sysWOW64" directory.
    NOTE! On 64 Bit systems, you must copy the dynamic link library to both the "sysWOW64" and "System32" directories. In other words, both directories need the "Avformat.dll" library.
    Copying the Avformat.dll library to the Windows/sysWOW64 directory
    Step 4:Copying the Avformat.dll library to the Windows/sysWOW64 directory
  5. In order to run the Command Line as an administrator, complete the following steps.
    NOTE! In this explanation, we ran the Command Line on Windows 10. If you are using one of the Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP operating systems, you can use the same methods to run the Command Line as an administrator. Even though the pictures are taken from Windows 10, the processes are similar.
    1. First, open the Start Menu and before clicking anywhere, type "cmd" but do not press Enter.
    2. When you see the "Command Line" option among the search results, hit the "CTRL" + "SHIFT" + "ENTER" keys on your keyboard.
    3. A window will pop up asking, "Do you want to run this process?". Confirm it by clicking to "Yes" button.
    Running the Command Line as an administrator
    Step 5:Running the Command Line as an administrator
  6. Paste the command below into the Command Line that will open up and hit Enter. This command will delete the damaged registry of the Avformat.dll library (It will not delete the file we pasted into the System32 directory; it will delete the registry in Regedit. The file we pasted into the System32 directory will not be damaged).
    %windir%\System32\regsvr32.exe /u Avformat.dll
    Deleting the damaged registry of the Avformat.dll
    Step 6:Deleting the damaged registry of the Avformat.dll
  7. If you have a 64 Bit operating system, after running the command above, you must run the command below. This command will clean the Avformat.dll library's damaged registry in 64 Bit as well (The cleaning process will be in the registries in the Registry Editor< only. In other words, the dll file you paste into the SysWoW64 folder will stay as it).
    %windir%\SysWoW64\regsvr32.exe /u Avformat.dll
    Uninstalling the Avformat.dll library's broken registry from the Registry Editor (for 64 Bit)
    Step 7:Uninstalling the Avformat.dll library's broken registry from the Registry Editor (for 64 Bit)
  8. You must create a new registry for the dynamic link library that you deleted from the registry editor. In order to do this, copy the command below and paste it into the Command Line and hit Enter.
    %windir%\System32\regsvr32.exe /i Avformat.dll
    Creating a new registry for the Avformat.dll library
    Step 8:Creating a new registry for the Avformat.dll library
  9. If you are using a 64 Bit operating system, after running the command above, you also need to run the command below. With this command, we will have added a new library in place of the damaged Avformat.dll library that we deleted.
    %windir%\SysWoW64\regsvr32.exe /i Avformat.dll
    Reregistering the Avformat.dll library in the system (for 64 Bit)
    Step 9:Reregistering the Avformat.dll library in the system (for 64 Bit)
  10. If you did the processes in full, the installation should have finished successfully. If you received an error from the command line, you don't need to be anxious. Even if the Avformat.dll library was installed successfully, you can still receive error messages like these due to some incompatibilities. In order to test whether your dll issue was fixed or not, try running the program giving the error message again. If the error is continuing, try the 2nd Method to fix this issue.

Method 2: Copying the Avformat.dll Library to the Program Installation Directory

  1. In order to install the dynamic link library, you need to find the installation directory for the program that was giving you errors such as "Avformat.dll is missing", "Avformat.dll not found" or similar error messages. In order to do that, Right-click the program's shortcut and click the Properties item in the right-click menu that appears.
    Opening the program shortcut properties window
    Step 1:Opening the program shortcut properties window
  2. Click on the Open File Location button that is found in the Properties window that opens up and choose the folder where the application is installed.
    Opening the installation directory of the program
    Step 2:Opening the installation directory of the program
  3. Copy the Avformat.dll library.
  4. Paste the dynamic link library you copied into the program's installation directory that we just opened.
    Pasting the Avformat.dll library into the program's installation directory
    Step 3:Pasting the Avformat.dll library into the program's installation directory
  5. When the dynamic link library is moved to the program installation directory, it means that the process is completed. Check to see if the issue was fixed by running the program giving the error message again. If you are still receiving the error message, you can complete the 3rd Method as an alternative.

Method 3: Uninstalling and Reinstalling the Program That Is Giving the Avformat.dll Error

  1. Press the "Windows" + "R" keys at the same time to open the Run tool. Paste the command below into the text field titled "Open" in the Run window that opens and press the Enter key on your keyboard. This command will open the "Programs and Features" tool.
    appwiz.cpl
    Opening the Programs and Features tool with the Appwiz.cpl command
    Step 1:Opening the Programs and Features tool with the Appwiz.cpl command
  2. On the Programs and Features screen that will come up, you will see the list of programs on your computer. Find the program that gives you the dll error and with your mouse right-click it. The right-click menu will open. Click the "Uninstall" option in this menu to start the uninstall process.
    Uninstalling the program that gives you the dll error
    Step 2:Uninstalling the program that gives you the dll error
  3. You will see a "Do you want to uninstall this program?" confirmation window. Confirm the process and wait for the program to be completely uninstalled. The uninstall process can take some time. This time will change according to your computer's performance and the size of the program. After the program is uninstalled, restart your computer.
    Confirming the uninstall process
    Step 3:Confirming the uninstall process
  4. After restarting your computer, reinstall the program that was giving the error.
  5. This method may provide the solution to the dll error you're experiencing. If the dll error is continuing, the problem is most likely deriving from the Windows operating system. In order to fix dll errors deriving from the Windows operating system, complete the 4th Method and the 5th Method.

Method 4: Fixing the Avformat.dll Issue by Using the Windows System File Checker (scf scannow)

  1. In order to run the Command Line as an administrator, complete the following steps.
    NOTE! In this explanation, we ran the Command Line on Windows 10. If you are using one of the Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP operating systems, you can use the same methods to run the Command Line as an administrator. Even though the pictures are taken from Windows 10, the processes are similar.
    1. First, open the Start Menu and before clicking anywhere, type "cmd" but do not press Enter.
    2. When you see the "Command Line" option among the search results, hit the "CTRL" + "SHIFT" + "ENTER" keys on your keyboard.
    3. A window will pop up asking, "Do you want to run this process?". Confirm it by clicking to "Yes" button.
    Running the Command Line as an administrator
    Step 1:Running the Command Line as an administrator
  2. Type the command below into the Command Line page that comes up and run it by pressing Enter on your keyboard.
    sfc /scannow
    Getting rid of Windows Dll errors by running the sfc /scannow command
    Step 2:Getting rid of Windows Dll errors by running the sfc /scannow command
  3. The process can take some time depending on your computer and the condition of the errors in the system. Before the process is finished, don't close the command line! When the process is finished, try restarting the program that you are experiencing the errors in after closing the command line.

Method 5: Fixing the Avformat.dll Error by Manually Updating Windows

Most of the time, programs have been programmed to use the most recent dynamic link libraries. If your operating system is not updated, these files cannot be provided and dll errors appear. So, we will try to fix the dll errors by updating the operating system.

Since the methods to update Windows versions are different from each other, we found it appropriate to prepare a separate article for each Windows version. You can get our update article that relates to your operating system version by using the links below.

Explanations on Updating Windows Manually

  1. Explanation on Updating Windows 10 Manually
  2. Explanation on Updating Windows 8.1 and Windows 8 Manually
  3. Explanation on Updating Windows 7 and Windows Vista Manually
  4. Explanation on Updating Windows XP Manually

Common Avformat.dll Errors

When the Avformat.dll library is damaged or missing, the programs that use this dynamic link library will give an error. Not only external programs, but also basic Windows programs and tools use dynamic link libraries. Because of this, when you try to use basic Windows programs and tools (For example, when you open Internet Explorer or Windows Media Player), you may come across errors. We have listed the most common Avformat.dll errors below.

You will get rid of the errors listed below when you download the Avformat.dll library from DLL Downloader.com and follow the steps we explained above.

  1. "Avformat.dll not found." error
  2. "The file Avformat.dll is missing." error
  3. "Avformat.dll access violation." error
  4. "Cannot register Avformat.dll." error
  5. "Cannot find Avformat.dll." error
  6. "This application failed to start because Avformat.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem." error