How to Fix Improperly Truncated AVI File?

Resolve AVI File Improperly Truncated Issue

“Having finished a couple of recording from my Panasonic video camcorder, I copied the AVI video on my personal computer. However I believe I have improperly truncated otherwise a valid AVI video which now won’t play on any media player I’ve tried (MPC, GOM, VLC, and QuickTime). I assume that the data in the AVI video is intact but truncated, and the container is damaged. Are the videos still repairable and how should I get about it?”

Do you have a problematic truncated AVI video? Well then you have come to the right place. As the above scenario stated many a time’s improperly truncating an AVI video clip results in corruption and damage. After which an AVI video fails to play on any media player, however this brief article runs you through reasons on how your AVI video gets damaged and the resolution for the same.

What kind of problems might you encounter when your AVI files are improperly truncated?

There are few events which indicates that your AVI video is improperly truncated such as AVI file will not play on anything, skip through AVI videos, audio but no video, picture but no sound, pictures gets pixilated or blocked, Windows Movie Maker will not import AVI, audio – video out of sync etc. However, there are few suggestions through which you can fix your broken AVI video. Just read out those suggestions and see whether it helps

Repairing a broken AVI video with VLC

VLC is a free multimedia software which helps you play any kind of videos on your personal computer; this is not all sometimes VLC player also helps you in mending broken AVI video clips. Whenever you try to play an improperly truncated (or) broken AVI video a dialog box appears on your VLC player stating to use the inbuilt utility to repair the file. Choose the repair option to repair the video clip, and in the process if any warning messages appear just choose the options accordingly and proceed.

However the problem with this method is that the video sometimes get successfully repaired. But many a times this doesn’t always work. At this point of situation you need to use a powerful utility such as Remo Repair to work around with the problem.

Benefits of using Remo Repair AVI:

Remo Repair AVI is an outstanding utility, through which you can easily fix your AVI video clip. The tool repairs improperly truncated AVI video clip caused to any reasons and turns it back to its working condition in no time. The software easily repairs AVI videos stored on any storage media such as system hard disk, memory cards, external hard drive, pen drives, iPods, cell phones tec. Adding to this, the program also fixes DivX and XviD videos recorded using popular camcorder brands. Furthermore runs on all latest versions of Windows OS (Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8)


Steps to Fix Improperly Truncated AVI File:

Step 1: Download Remo Repair and once done install it to your personal computer. Run the installed software and follow the main screen steps. Browse and select your AVI video that is to be repaired and then click “Repair” option to start the repair process.

AVI Codec Missing - Main Window

Image 1: Main Window

Step 2: The repair progress can be monitored using the progress bar.

AVI Codec Missing - Repairing Progress

Image 2: Repairing Progress

Step 3: After repair completion, the tool shows the fixed AVI video file along with its description. The tool also allows you to preview the fixed file using “Preview” option.

AVI Codec Missing - Preview Repaired File

Figure C: Preview Repaired File

Step 4: Then, finally save your repaired AVI file using “Save” option.

AVI Codec Missing - Save Repaired File

Figure D: Save Repaired File