Fixing AVI File Cannot be Read Error

“Hi all, I have a problem with my AVI file; it is not being read by any media players on my computer. When I try to import the AVI file on Windows media player, I am getting error message that AVI file could not be read. I do not have any other copy of particular AVI file I cannot let AVI video in same state as it contains important data. Please help me with accurate way to fix issue with AVI file if anyone knows. Thanks in advance...”

Sometimes users might get error messages while trying to open AVI file as given in the above case. AVI video file gets corrupt and results in such errors upon clicking on it to play otherwise, there might be problem with media player. Therefore before coming to a conclusion that the AVI file is corrupt, try opening the video using other AVI file players. When it is a problem with media player, then you can solve this issue by going back to the restoration point when the media player worked normal. The files of media player might have got damaged recently which might be the cause for inaccessible AVI file. Or else there are many scenarios in which AVI file gets corrupt; some of them are:

  • There might be problem with codecs of AVI file which can be resolved by re-installing codecs on the system
  • AVI file fails to be read by media player when infected by viruses where virus or malware threats may enter via internet or any infected files
  • If AVI file is not compressed properly using compression mechanism on computer then it might have caused its corruption
  • AVI file might not have downloaded fully from internet and may not play as it could not be read accurately by AVI player

Whatever may be the reason for corruption of AVI file, do not panic in that situation as there is a way out of it. You can repair error ‘AVI file cannot be read’ using suitable AVI file repair software such as Yodot AVI Repair.

Software for fixing AVI file cannot read error:

Yodot AVI Repair software helps you to repair AVI file cannot be read error on your PC. This program has simple interface and can be used to fix AVI file after any sort of logical errors or corruption. It has very tough mechanism which repairs AVI files successfully. It separates audio and video streams of AVI file and joins them in such a way that audio and video codecs are in sync to play accurately. This application is capable of fixing AVI files not playing on Windows Media Player, QuickTime, VLC and other media players on your Windows or Mac computer. You can repair AVI files present on any drives like internal hard drive, portable hard drives, pen drives, memory cards, iPods, etc. detectable on your computer. This utility is compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7 and Windows 8 OS.

Detailed steps to repair AVI file cannot be read error:

  • Download Yodot AVI Repair software on your computer and install it
  • Run the tool and select AVI file which is displaying file cannot be read error by browsing it
  • Then click on ‘Repair’ option to begin repair process
  • Software fixes selected AVI file and displays the information of it on next screen
  • View repaired AVI file using ‘Preview’ option
  • Lastly save repaired AVI file using ‘Save’ option on a computer drive by browsing a suitable location


  • Keep backup of your important AVI file on an external storage drive
  • Do not try to play AVI file on media player which is not compatible to play it