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?
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The need to repair these precious videos is important, here are some free tools which allow you to repair your corrupted video files for Microsoft Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 & Apple Mac OS X 32bit and 64 bit:
01 – Yodot AVI Repair | Windows & Mac
Fixing corrupted AVI file is no longer a difficult task!
- Instantly repairs AVI, XVID and DIVX video files on Windows and Mac OS
- Fix corrupted AVI files created by famous DSLR cameras or camcorder brands
- Repairs corrupt AVI files present on hard drive, memory card, USB drive, iPod, etc
- Simple and user friendly interface to mend video files in 3 to 4 steps
- Preview video file after the completion of repair process
02 – Stellar Phoenix Video Repair | Mac OS X
Efficient video repair tool for Mac to repair corrupt or damaged videos including MOV files that are unplayable in QuickTime player. The tool repairs video affected from various issues like sound corruption, header corruption, movement corruption, duration corruption, and change in format. In addition, it allows simultaneous repair of multiple video files.
- Supports repair of MP4, MOV, 3GP, M4V, M4A, 3G2, and F4V video file formats
- Repairs video present on hard disks, memory cards, and other storage media
- Provides a preview of the repaired videos
- Saves repaired files at a user-specified location
- Supports the latest Mac OS X Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion, and Snow Leopard
03 – Remo Repair AVI | Windows & Mac
Remo Repair AVI has been built to repair unplayable avi, xvid and divx file formats. An avi file becomes unplayable when it gets corrupted or damaged due to various reasons. This application has been built with powerful algorithms to splice and de-mux broken parts of a corrupt file and transform, an erratic display into a seamless presentation. Thus, with Remo Repair, videos rendered useless can be converted into useful files. Features
- Repairs corrupt, damaged avi, xvid and divx file formats that do not play smoothly or do not play at all
- Repairs and adjoins audio and video data stream side by side
- Fixed avi files can be played both on Windows and Mac OS
- Comes with a demo version which repairs corrupted file and provides a preview of the repaired file. This enables one to evaluate the trial version before purchasing the software
- Supports devices like Hard Disk Drives, Memory Cards, USBs etc.
04 – Repair Video Master | Windows
Don’t discard partly damaged or corrupted video files; Repair Video Master can recover them for you.
- Small utility for repairing video files can’t be played or seeked(fast forwarded).
- Support repairing AVI, DivX, Xvid, MPEG-4, RM, RMVB, ASF, WMV, WMA, AC3 files.
- No damage to your original video, making its fixed copy instead.
- Fix with excellent performance and high speed.
05 – Digital Video Repair | Free
Repair AVI videos in just a few clicks! Digital Video Repair will fix broken AVI files encoded with Xvid, DivX, MPEG4, 3ivx and Angel Potion codecs, helping achieve a perfectly smooth viewing experience. Playing corrupted AVI files can result in blotchy or jerky playback, lockups, visual artefacts and audio-video desync. DVR will carefully repair the AVI file structures, re-encoding bad segments if required to ensure smooth, uninterrupted playback and full conformance to the original AVI specifications.
- Detect the corrupt data
- Repairing the index of AVI file
- Repairing AVI files sized over 2Gb
- Fixing AVI files failed in recording
- Repairing AVI files without MOVI-chunk
- Detect the key-frame for these codecs: XviD, DivX 4, 5, 3ivx, Microsoft MPEG4 (versions 1, 2, 3), DivX 3.11 and late (versions 1, 2, 3 Low and Fast) and Angel Potion (versions 1 and 2)
- Support the Standard AVI file format (Microsoft Video for Windows)
- Support the OpenDML AVI file format
- Processing multi-track AVI files
- Delete not important information from AVI file (chunk JUNK)
- Multilanguage Support (English, German, Russian) via System Menu:
[ Tutorial ] VLC Media Player
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.