Solved - Windows Movie Maker Not Recognizing AVI

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Fixing Corrupted AVI Video File

Windows Movie Maker (WMM) is the free movie-editing application that comes with Windows OS. With WMM, video files can be repositioned, split and duplicated as well as you can publish them on social sites. While it is useful video editing tool, it can crash at any time leaving AVI file in a broken or corrupted state. To repair corrupted AVI video file, it is advised to download Remo Repair AVI tool on your Windows computer.

Use Remo Repair AVI software to resolve Windows Movie Maker not playing AVI files

Remo Repair AVI program is most recommended and user friendly app to fix AVI files which is not playing in WMM. Go ahead and try this advanced AVI file repair software from Remo as it provides numerous options like Preview of recovered video using trial version before purchase, free from virus attack and many more handy options. Along with AVI, it even repair DIVX and XVID video files on Windows operating system. It does not damage your original video and hence create a new healthy playable video in just few clicks.

Learn how to resolve Windows Movie Maker AVI files not working with Remo Repair AVI tool

Download the free trial version of Remo Repair AVI and fix Windows Movie Maker not playing AVI files in only 3 easy steps. The easy to use interface of the tool assist even novice user to open and play AVI files in WMM at an ease.


Step 1: Launch Remo Repair AVI and select AVI file that is not playing by WMM by using “Browse’ option, then click on “Repair” button

Browse AVI that WMM is not playing and click on Repair

Step 2: The software starts repairing the selected AVI video file which you can monitor by looking at the progress bar

View repairing progress

Step 3: Once AVI file repair process is completed, click “Preview” option to view repaired file description and to save fixed video file click on “Save” icon

Preview & Save repaired file


Remo Repair AVI utility also comes handy:

  • In repairing AVI videos recorded on digital gadgets or produced using popular video makers like HyperCam, CamStudio, and more
  • To repair damaged or broken AVI files that refuses to play on several media players
  • Perform AVI file repair even after you get CRC error, index error, cannot read AVI file error and audio video sync issues
  • To fix AVI, DIVX and XVID files that are corrupted while changing file extensions repeatedly or due to unsupported media player

Some common reasons responsible for not playing AVI file on WMM

  • Incompatibility: If the version of the WMM application you are using is outdated, then Windows Movie Maker won’t open AVI videos as the file format is not supported by the tool.
  • Abrupt termination: Sometimes, WMM application gets terminated suddenly due to unexpected reasons. In such case, AVI file that is opened might get corrupted and refuse to play on Windows Movie Maker.
  • Other reasons: WMM cannot open and play AVI files due to improper installation of Movie Maker program, virus attack, missing codecs and so on.

To fix all such problems and get your AVI video file repaired, make use of Remo Repair AVI tool. It effectively resolve AVI files not playing, opening or recognizing in Windows Movie Maker in just couple of minutes.