Just assume that you bagged yourself a series of your favorite show (in .avi format), just say Game of Thrones from one of your far friend, prepared a cup of coffee and all set to settle down for a night in front of your computer.
Suddenly a disaster happens: the AVI file won’t play. All your evening plan spoiled! What do you do now? You can’t download a series of episodes from internet, nor you can get the videos from your friend.
But don’t worry; you can still save your evening plan! Here’s how to quickly repair corrupt AVI files that won’t play.
Two methods for repairing a damaged AVI file(s)
Fix #1: VLC Media Player
You can often repair damaged AVI video file using VLC player on Windows. Any Windows user must have a copy of this tool as it packed with various amazing features, including video file repair technique. Now, let’s see how a corrupted AVI video repair can be done using VLC...
When you try to open a damaged AVI file within VLC, you’ll encounter with an error message:
Choose Build index then play and let VLC do its thing. As the message suggests, it could take a long time.
When you have a series of AVI files corrupt and don’t want to regularly deal with the on-screen message, you can make VLC automatically fix files when you open them.
Open the VLC app and navigate to Tools > Preferences. Then, click on the tab labeled Inputs/Codecs and scroll down the to the Files section. Within Files, locate Damaged or incomplete AVI file and select Always fix from the drop-down menu. Click Save when you’re ready.
Note: The VLC player temporarily fixes an AVI video by saving a new index in the app’s memory while the file is in use. When you try to watch the file in another media player, chances are there that you’ll still encounter an error or not able to play the file!
Fix #2: Repair corrupted AVI video file using Remo Repair AVI Software
Remo Repair AVI Repair tool is designed with many unique features that helps to repair corrupted AVI file in an easy way. Initially, it separates audio and video frames of AVI file to fix the issues individually. Later, it adjoins them together to produce a healthy playable video file. It works on Read-only mode, meaning the source file will not be affected. Instead a new file will be created, where all the repaired video data will be transferred. In addition, it fixes corrupted AVI file on all Windows OS versions. Even, you can use this tool to repair corrupted DivX and Xvid file.
Step 1: Download Remo Repair AVI application to your Windows computer. Install the same and follow the simple instruction displayed on the screen. Select your corrupt AVI file with audio video sync issue using “Browse” or “Open” option to fix corrupt AVI file.
Image 1: Main Window
Step 2: Once selected, click on “Repair” option to start the repairing process. Monitor the fixing process by looking at the progress bar.
Image 2: Repairing Progress
Step 3: After the tool fixes the AVI video completely, it shows the video file description. Finally, preview and save your fixed AVI file to your desired destination location.
Figure C: Preview & Save Repaired File