Fix Corrupted Video Files on Mac

Encountering issues when playing video files on Mac are not uncommon. Audio video sync issues, blurry or pixelated videos, choppy playback etc are the most common kind of issues one encounters. These problems are usually a result of corruption or damage to the video file. There are several reasons due to which a video file gets corrupt; some of the most common ones are listed below.

  • Interruptions while transferring video files from one storage media to another
  • Improper recovery of lost or deleted video file
  • Corruption in the storage media where video files are stored
  • Virus/malware infections
  • Playing videos in an incompatible media program

Users often feel like once their video file gets corrupt, it cannot be fixed. However, this is not true as there are some easy techniques using which you can fix your corrupted video file. In this article, we focus on repairing corrupt AVI files.

Solution 1: Use VLC Media Player

You may already be familiar with VLC media player and its advantages like playing various kinds of videos and things like. But what you may not know is that it can also be used to fix corrupt AVI files.

1. Open your video file in VLC and then go to Tools

2. Select Preferences followed by Inputs and Codecs

3. Next, pick Always Fix next to Damaged or incomplete AVI file

Although VLC player helps fix your corrupt video files, it may not be a permanent solution. The fix is only temporary, like each time you open the video, VLC will fix it and make it playable. But the repaired file will not be saved and cannot be used on other media players.

Solution 2: Repair Damaged Video File on Mac using Remo Repair AVI tool

If you are looking for a permanent fix for your corrupt video, then Remo Repair AVI software is the best choice. It repairs video files that are corrupted, damaged, broken, inaccessible and unplayable on Mac computers. This all in one tool helps you for fixing corrupted video files stored on media storage such as Mac internal volumes, Mac laptops, desktops, external hard drive, memory cards, etc. Adding to this, the tool has the capability to mend corrupt video files recorded using popular camcorder brands including Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Sony, Samsung, Kodak, and Panasonic and so on. Furthermore, it is compatible to run on all latest versions of Mac operating systems like High Sierra, Sierra, Yosemite, etc.

Why Remo Repair AVI?

The tool doesn't add or change the contents in the video clip while repairing it. It only extracts data from the original file and works on it. It even enables you to preview the fixed video file before saving. You can also download the demo version of the software to check the software’s repair ability prior to purchase.

 
 

Step by Step Guide on how to fix corrupted video files

Download Remo Repair AVI application and install the application on your Mac computer. Run the application and follow the on screen instructions.

Step 1: Choose the corrupt video file, which is to be repaired using Browse button. Click on “Repair” button to start the repair process.

How to Fix Corrupted Video Files - Main Screen

Figure A: Main Screen

Step 2: Monitor the repair process by looking at the progress bar. After completion of repair, the application displays your video file description. Preview the repaired video file using “Preview” button.

How to Fix Corrupted Video Files - Preview Repaired File

Figure B: Preview Repaired File

Step 3: Finally save your repaired video file by clicking on “Save” option.

How to Fix Corrupted Video Files - Save Repaired File

Figure C: Save Repaired File