There are times when certain avi videos and are not playable (corrupted), possibly due to IO error when downloading. If the video is another movie that can be found in any video rental shop then it is a non issue, but if it’s a homemade video of your precious memories such as your wedding day, how do you go about watching the corrupted video? Is there any freeware that repair and fix corrupted video files in .avi format? The need to repair these precious videos is important, here are some free tools which allow you to repair your corrupted video files:
Digital Video Data Recovery Software
- Steeper – Steeper enables you to repair, modify, join and cut out fragments from ASF and WMV files. With the cut out function, you can easily remove the specific frame that is corrupted.
- DivXRepair – Just like Steeper, you can repair corrupt avi files and eliminate freezes. This program automatically detects and eliminates bad frames automatically, thus enables the avi video file to be playable again.
- AsfBin – AsfBin is able to repair damaged video files by re-compressing the packet size, files that are unseekable can be re-compressed.
- Digital Video Repair – Digital Video Repair is a small and light tool for repairing AVI video files. Corrupted video files that are partly damaged or corrupted can be repaired with a single click of a button.
- DivFix++ – This software is designed from ground up to repair broken AVI file by rebuilding the index file, unlike other software, it tries it best to recover the corrupted frames rather than removing it.
- ASF-AVI-RM-WMV Repair – with AVI-ASF-RM-WMV Repair, you can repair/fix video files that can’t be played or dragged the slider control of the video player freely, it supports fix AVI, divx, xvid, rm, rmvb, asf, wmv, wma, ac3 files. it is easy and fast. The fixed file will be saved as a new file, so you won’t risk damaging your original file.
Repair Corrupt AVI, Mp4, QTRM, and Mov Videos with VLC Media Player
Having said that, perhaps the best software to repair your broken avi video file is none other than to use the best video player in the market – VLC Media Player. VLC Player comes with a build in feature that repairs broken avi file, you can configure VLC to automaically or mass fix damage .AVI files, without displaying the below notifications:
- Step 1 – Go to ‘Tools’
- Step 2 – Select ‘Preference’
- Step 3 – Click on the ‘Input & Codecs’ tab
- Step 4 – Choose ‘Always Fix’
Click on the Save button to validate. Why VLC Media Player is the best tool to fix avi? Because it works on Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OS X, Linux Ubuntu and more. Avi is an outdated format, perhaps it is time to use H.264 encoder to migrate all of your avi files to MP4.