Fix AVI Files That Will Not Play on iTunes

“Hello guys, I created few AVI video files on my video editor tool and saved on my Mac desktop. When I tried to play these AVI files in iTunes, none of the files played. I tried to resolve the problem with AVI videos but wasn’t successful. Can anyone suggest me how to fix AVI files that won’t play on iTunes? Please help.”

AVI is the most commonly used video file format to save video data. This Audio-Video Interleave is a container file format that holds two separate streams for both audio and video that gets synched when file is made to play. While using AVI files in iTunes, users encounter varieties of problems due to which the video rejects to play in iTunes or in any other multimedia players. iTunes on your system may refuse to play AVI videos due to following reasons:

  • Codec Error: AVI files may not play in iTunes if the system is not installed with proper Codec
  • Incorrect Download: Occurrence of errors or incomplete download process of AVI files can damage the video files badly
  • Synchronization Error: While transferring AVI files from gadgets like camera or camcorder onto iTunes improper connectivity or abrupt removal of device during transfer process will lead to corruption of those AVI videos
  • Damaged Storage Device: Presence of bad media spots on system hard drive in which AVI files are saved or corruption of memory card on electronic gadgets that record AVI files due to virus infection can result in AVI file corruption
  • Malfunctioning of iTunes: Any irregularities in the working of iTunes such as unorthodox way of terminating iTunes or application freezing due to incorrect update of iTunes while playing AVI video can damage that file
  • Other Factors: Inappropriate conversion of video file from other format to AVI format wrongly compressing AVI videos, etc. won’t play on iTunes as the files are damaged

These instances will result in corrupted or damaged AVI files and hence iTunes may refuse to play such videos in it. However, try playing these AVI files in other media players like QuickTime or VLC to check whether the file is really damaged. If it plays well, then that AVI file is completely healthy and problem might be with iTunes. If AVI video doesn’t play in any multimedia players, then that file is corrupt and to fix AVI file not playing on Mac iTunes one should employ best third party video repair utility.

Program to resolve corrupt AVI files that iTunes won’t play:

Among the outstanding video file repair utilities available online Yodot AVI Repair is the most reputed software preferred by many industry experts to repair AVI files. This tool is capable of fixing AVI videos that are damaged, incomplete, broken or showing CRC error, Codec error, index error, Out of sync and other error messages on Mac and Windows computers. It can even fix recovered and large sized AVI file that won’t play due to file corruption. This program is flexible to mend AVI as well as XviD and DivX video files on hard drives, iPods, external hard drives, pen drives, memory cards and other storage devices. Utilize this tool on Mac Mini, Mac Pro, iMac, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro machines operated with Mountain Lion, Lion and Snow Leopard OS X versions.

Simple steps to fix not playing AVI files on iTunes Mac:

  • Download the program on your Mac machine in which AVI file is not playing on iTunes
  • Install the program and run it according to given instructions
  • When main screen gets displayed click on ‘Browse’ button to choose unplayable AVI file (select one at time)
  • After selecting required AVI video file click on Repair button and trigger the repair process
  • Software involves few seconds in fixing chosen .AVI file
  • Later preview the fixed AVI video by hitting on preview button
  • At last save the repaired AVI file playable on iTunes to any destination location

Preventative Points:

  • Do not interrupt during AVI file transfer or download process
  • Install your Mac with proper Codec before playing AVI videos on iTunes
  • Perform proper updates of iTunes software so that it does not malfunction and cause AVI file corruption
  • Always prefer to have accurate backup of essential AVI video files