How to Repair Errors in AVI Video File?

“Please help, I am facing a problem while playing movie in AVI format on my system. I created this AVI movie with the help of some video editing application. At first, everything was fine, but today when I clicked on this video to play, the player showed some error message saying that file cannot be played. How to fix this error and make the movie playable again? Any suggestions regarding fixing AVI error issue will be appreciable.”

AVI – Audio Video Interleave file format is widely in use for saving movies and video clippings as it gives best picture quality. These video files can be recorded / downloaded video clips and also created movie files using any video editing tools. AVI file can be played on various multimedia players like Windows Media Player, VLC, QuickTime player, etc. on both Windows and Mac operating systems. But many times, users may encounter the following error messages when they try to play AVI files:

  • Cannot open the file *.avi because it is not a valid AVI file
  • Cannot play back the file. The format is not supported. Error= 80040265
  • This AVI File is broken. Seeking will not work correctly. Do you want to try to repair it (This might take a long time)
  • The source filter for this file could not be loaded. Error= 80040241
  • Windows Media Player cannot play the file. The player might not support the file type / codec
  • AVI: Index not found or damaged – reconstructing via file scan
  • One or more codecs required to open this content could not be found. Error= C00D10D1

Why does AVI file show errors while playing?

Causes for errors in AVI video files may vary from user to user. However, the most predictable reasons can be virus infection to AVI file, improper Codec, damaged file header, malfunctioning of multimedia player, missing of .dll files associated with AVI file, improper conversion of video files to AVI format, incomplete download / transfer process and using unreliable video editing tools to play / open AVI file. All these reasons may corrupt the AVI video files that will become unreadable or inaccessible.

How to repair AVI files showing error message?

To fix damaged AVI videos it is always recommended to make use of efficient AVI repair tool such as Yodot AVI Repair. This application can easily fix broken AVI file that show error messages when tried to open / play on any media player. This AVI repairing tool can also fix XVID and DIVX video file formats that do not play due to numerous reasons. Windows version of software can be used on Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and 2008 OS computers. On the other hand, Mac version of Yodot AVI Repair application supports to work on OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), 10.7 (Lion) and OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) operating systems.

Procedure to fix error showing AVI file on Windows OS:

  • Download Yodot AVI Repair tool onto your Windows system in which AVI file resides
  • Install and run the utility by following ongoing steps
  • In the main screen browse and select AVI file that has to be repaired using “Browse” option
  • After selecting required AVI file, click on “Repair” button
  • The tool starts to repair the .avi file and its status will be shown in status bar window
  • Once repair process gets complete, you will be able to preview repaired AVI file contents
  • Now select a desired location to store repaired AVI file and click “Save”

Precautions to avoid errors in AVI file:

  • Do not open / play AVI file in unreliable applications
  • Keep away from malicious viruses by using powerful scanning software
  • Do not create interruptions while moving / downloading / playing any AVI file
  • Avoid abrupt termination of multimedia player as well as system while playing AVI file
  • To recover lost / erased AVI files, do not use inefficient recovery tools as it may further corrupt the video during recovery process