How to Play AVI Files on macOS Sierra

Easily fix AVI files that won't play on macOS Sierra using Remo Repair AVI tool. AVI, DIVX or XVID videos that refuse to play on any media player or videos that show errors while opening will be fixed in just a few clicks with this software

macOS Sierra Can't Play AVI Files

“I have a lot of old AVI video files on my Mac. After upgrading to Mac OS Sierra, I am unable to play those AVI files. What should I do to play AVI files on macOS Sierra? Please help me.”

Sometimes, you may not be able to open your precious AVI files on Mac OS Sierra and each time when you try to play AVI files on macOS Sierra, it comes up with several errors like “File Format not supported”, “Not a valid AVI file”, etc. In such cases, try to play those .avi videos in different media player. But, if your AVI file doesn’t play on any media player, then the only thing which is responsible for unusual behavior is video corruption.

Then, how do I play an AVI file on my macOS Sierra?

To fix not playing / opening AVI file on macOS Sierra, you need to use AVI video file repair software free download from Remo. The software fixes audio and video streams separately, then adjoins them together to render a healthy playable AVI video. Being a read-only utility, it just creates a replica of unplayable video and fix the issue without modifying / damaging the original video file. Therefore, it keeps your original video intact throughout the repair process. You can use Remo Repair AVI tool to repair AVI video files not playing on both Mac and Windows operating system.

3 steps tutorial to fix macOS Sierra can't play AVI files

Download the demo edition of Remo Repair AVI software for free and install it to your Mac OS. After installing, run the tool and follow step-by-step instructions explained below to make your AVI files playable again.


Step 1: Launch Remo Repair AVI and browse unplayable AVI file using “Open” option, then click on “Repair” icon to start fixing the AVI file.

Clcik on Open button to choose AVI video file and hit Repair

Step 2: The software fixes the selected video and render a healthy playable video which you can see by clicking “Preview repaired file” button.

Preview repaired video along with file description

Step 3: Click “Save repaired file” to save the fixed video file on any desired location of your choice that is safe.

Save repaired file to any memory location which you want


Note: Free demo edition doesn’t give option to save the repaired video. In order to save the playable video, you need to purchase the licensed version of Remo Repair AVI program.

Other advantages of using Remo Repair AVI tool:

  • Comes handy to fix AVI, DIVX and XVID file format that are not playing on macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan or other Mac versions
  • Supports to repair corrupted video files that are stored on any storage devices like internal / external hard disk drive, pen drive, memory cards, etc.
  • Fixes AVI files that are recorded using digital cameras, media players, camcorders, smart phones and other digital gadgets.
  • Provides free 24x7 technical support for solving any issue related to the software

Points to remember:

  • Do not frequently convert AVI file format to any other file format
  • Avoid playing AVI files on unsupported media player
  • Always maintain backup of crucial AVI videos