How to Fix Unplayable AVI

AVI is a multimedia container format created by Microsoft. You can play AVI video file in any media player. AVI video file consists of video streams which are encoded using codecs that Windows Media player fails to interpret normally. On such situation if you attempt to play back such AVI file, then you might hear some audio stream. This might be due to corruption of AVI file which fails to play. Now let us go through some of the issues with media player where AVI file refuses to play:

  • You can hear only audio but can’t see video while playing AVI file in media player
  • Sometimes AVI file becomes unplayable in media player and throws an error message displaying like “Media player can’t play the file, Player not supporting file type that was used to compress the file”
  • AVI file open up in the Windows Media Player but refuses to play

What is the reason behind unplayable AVI file?

Reason 1: Damaged header

All the information of AVI file will be stored in corresponding header file i.e., file type, file size, modification date, etc. In case if this header data gets corrupted, it results in AVI file corruption and you cannot play such video.

Reason 2: Issues with Codec

Codec is the supportive program that helps in playing audio and video files. Different codec helps various video and audio files. If you want to play audio and video file on your media player then it is must have the related codec that supports. If this codec gets damaged then it makes the AVI video unplayable.

Reason 3: Human mistake

If you switch off the media player while transferring AVI files from one storage drive to other or ejecting the drive abruptly from which you are moving AVI file then it leads to AVI file corruption and fails to play.

How you can make unplayable AVI file playable?

Unplayable AVI file can be fixed and played using SFWare Repair AVI File Software. This program is built with advanced and powerful algorithm that easily fixes corrupt AVI file making it playable. It separates audio and video parts of the AVI file and repairs them simultaneously. Then it adjoins them to make the file corrupt free and playable. This utility doesn’t make any sort of modification to the original AVI file, but instead it makes a copy of it and performs repairing operation on it, as this tool works on principal of read only operation, it ensures 100% safety of AVI file.

Let us go through some important features of SFWare Repair AVI File Program:

SFWare Repair AVI File Application helps to fix corrupted AVI video that won't play that are recorded on devices like camera, camcorder, mobile phones and other handheld devices. This toolkit helps in repairing corrupt AVI files stored on storage devices like hard disk, external hard disk, USB drive, memory cards. Other than repairing unplayable AVI file, you can also utilize this program to fix XVID, DIVX with ease. You can easily fix unplayable AVI video files stored on different DSLR digital camera and camcorders of different manufacturing brands like Kodak, Nikon, Canon, Panasonic, etc. You can repair AVI file larger than 2GB using SFWare AVI Repair Utility.

This software is compatibility with different versions of Windows and Mac OS that includes Mac Mavericks, Mac Lion, Mac Mountain Lion, Mac Yosemite, Mac Snow Leopard, etc and when it comes to Windows, it supports Windows Server 2003 and 2008, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 , Windows 8 and Windows 10 to fix unplayable AVI file.

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