How can I Fix AVI File?

AVI (Audio Video Interleave) format was introduced by Microsoft in the year 1992 is a most widely used video file format for Windows and also most commonly used multimedia container format for storing audio or video on to file. AVI files are capable of carrying both audio and video in one place. AVI is a derivative of Resource Interchange File Format which divides files data in to blocks or chunks. An AVI file may carry audio/visual data inside the chunks using some compression techniques.

However under certain circumstances AVI files are susceptible to corruption or damage and in such cases it becomes impossible to view their content, which means that you will lose everything that AVI file contains, because it won’t be able to run properly. In this respect there is a misconception among many users that once the AVI file gets corrupted it cannot be repaired. So they end up just sending them to the Recycle Bin or Thrash but this is wrong you can easily fix AVI files with the help of file repair tool and make it to run properly.

Causes for corruption of AVI files:

  • Malware Attack: Malware include Trojan infection, virus, adware and spyware infiltration which corrupt and damage AVI files. The corrupt file becomes inoperable all of sudden.
  • Codec issues: Codec is a computer program capable of encoding and decoding the audio or video formats. Audio and video encoded with many codecs is put in to an AVI container. If the codec has some problems then you can view the picture but you cannot hear the sound or vice versa. In such situaion, you can repair video< using repair software. To know more details, click here http://www.filerepairsoftware.com/video.html.
  • Header corruption: Header of the AVI file gets corrupted if you record videos on camcorder when it is showing low battery warning and infected firm ware of the camcorder also results in header corruption. If the header gets corrupted, then AVI file stops responding and media players fail to play the file.
  • Abrupt system shut down: Improper system shut down due to power failure or power surge when the AVI file is in play mode results in forceful closure of file and the header of AVI file gets corrupted so the file becomes unplayable on any media player.

Besides these there are many reasons responsible for corruption or damage of AVI files. The only solution to this problem is to use file repair tool. It supports recovery of files from different storage devices like hard drives, USB drives, memory cards, memory sticks etc. This application is can fix corrupted zip archive files on both Windows and Mac operating system. For complete information, click here http://www.filerepairsoftware.com/how-to-repair-zipx-archive-corrupt-due-to-incomplete-download.html. You can preview recovered files to assess the capability of the software before saving them to secured location. This outstanding application is capable of repairing both audio and video files separately side by side and finally combines them to make a meaningful file format. If the MS word documents are corrupted due to Microsoft word crash then use this tool to repair MS Word 2010, 2007, 2003, 2000. This utility helps you to repair ppt file 2010 and other lower versions damaged due to virus attack, operating system crash.

Step-1: Download and install the application on your system. Launch the application and select the corrupt AVI file by using the "Browse" option. Click on "Repair" button once the corrupt AVI file is selected to start repairing process.

How to Repair AVI Files - Main Screen

Fig 1 : Main Screen

Step-2: Once the repair process is over, you can preview the AVI file along with its necessary details.

Hoe to Repair AVI File - Preview Repaired AVI Files

Preview Repaired AVI Files

Tips: To avoid corruption of AVI files in the future always have the back up copy of important AVI files. Have a good antivirus program installed on your computer and scan the system regularly to avoid corruption due to virus.