How Can You Fix AVI File that is not Playing in VLC Player?

You must have used VLC player in your Mac system for playing many supportive media file types. But, have you realized that sometimes few media files cannot be played in the same VLC. Well, whatever are the reasons; the inaccessibility of the video file in VLC player makes the user really upset. Hence, today, you are going to know about the scenario where you become unable to play AVI file in VLC and the appropriate solution for the same.

Why VLC cannot play AVI file in Mac OSX?

Generally, the reasons because of which you are not able to play AVI file in VLC player are native codec issue of the video file, changing the file format again and again, trying to play the .avi video in some other unsupportive multimedia player, saving AVI file in Mac system having bad storage sector, VLC player failure due to malfunctioning, incomplete download of the video file, header file corruption of the video, error while transferring AVI videos from one system to another storage machine, and so on. There may be some more factors which force your Mac VLC player not to support the .avi file and hence you cannot play AVI file in VLC player Mac. But, you can fix corrupted AVI file on Mac with the help of some prominent third party tool present in the market, provided you should know completely about the app and its functionality before using as some tools can even damage your already corrupted AVI files more instead of repairing it. Similarly, you can also find suitable software for repairing MP4 files not playing on VLC media player.

Which app to use for fixing AVI file not playing in VLC Player?

For solving all the issues on AVI files due to which they are not getting played in VLC player, you can simply opt for all in one package called Remo repair AVI as it is pre-scanned with upgraded antivirus program before launching thereby providing utmost safety while installing the product. Its finest algorithm helps in scanning the damaged AVI file thoroughly and fixing the same that too without altering its source file contents at all. It generally fixes the issue on .avi video file by extracting the audio video frames separately and after that again adjoins them to make them a single playable file in VLC. This outstanding utility runs in all the Mac OSX versions such as Yosemite, Mavericks 10.9, Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion), Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion), and Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), and so on. The most exciting feature of this tool is its demo version which holds all the functionality of the product except for the save option which is only enabled in the real version. With this option you can examine the performance of this wizard regarding AVI file repair beforehand that too without paying a single penny.

Other aspects of Remo Repair AVI utility:

  • Enables instant preview option as well as save option according to the user’s wish
  • Provides technical assistance for complete one year after purchase of the product
  • Solves any sort of issues on even compressed, broken or encrypted .avi video files


 Simple guidelines to fix AVI files not playing in VLC Mac:

Step 1: Download and install Remo Repair AVI tool on your Mac system. Then, run the application and follow on screen instructions given. Select your AVI file by clicking on “Browse” button and tap “Repair” button to start the fixing process.

Cannot Play AVI File in VLC - Main Screen

Figure A: Main Screen

Step 2: The software then repairs the file and once done, it displays the repaired AVI file along with all its contents. You can even preview the repaired AVI videos by using “Preview” option.

Unable to Play AVI File in VLC - Preview Repaired File

Figure B: Preview Repaired File

Step 3: Finally, you can save the fixed AVI movie file to your desired destination by clicking on "Save" option.

Play Partial AVI - Save Repaired AVI Movie

Figure C: Save Repaired AVI Movie