Repair When AVI is not Recognized as AVI File

“After upgrading Windows 8 operating system to Windows 8.1, Windows media player on my computer does not recognize AVI file and instead shows error message that ‘the format could not be recognized’. Is there any solution to resolve this problem? I don’t have backup of AVI video file and moreover it is a precious video of my marriage. Any help regarding this problem will be appreciated.”

Most of the users face this type of problem and post their issue in certain online forums asking for help. However, when AVI file is created, it is compressed to make its size smaller by using a program called codec. When you try to play it on Windows media player or on any other media player, it searches for particular codec which have been installed at the time of creating. If Windows cannot find the codec, it tries to download it from Microsoft Server. In case codec is available, media player installs it on your computer and then plays video file. If it cannot find required codec, then it displays a message that it cannot recognize video in AVI file format. Hence, to play AVI file, you should search for particular codec over internet. In case, you have installed the codec and still getting error message, then AVI file would have got corrupted due to any unexpected cause.

Reasons why media player fails to recognize AVI file:

  • AVI file may not be recognized by media player when your system turns off unexpectedly due to software malfunction or power failure
  • System hang can cause AVI file to get corrupt and media player may display error message saying AVI is not recognized as AVI file
  • Hitting on ‘Forcefully shut down system’ even while playing AVI file from background could damage video file
  • Downloading AVI file from unauthorized website might infect it with viruses which eventually results in damaging AVI file

Software for resolving error AVI file error:

To solve issues related to AVI file corruption, many professional experts suggest choosing proficient AVI file repair software. There are many tools available online and Yodot AVI Repair software is one such tool which is preferred by many users due to its fast work and good quality delivery. If you have this software downloaded on your Windows computer, you can easily fix AVI file which is not recognized on your Windows computer without taking anyone’s assistance. It will allow you to fix audio video sync problems to solve issues in AVI file that plays only video or showing audio delay in AVI file. Besides fixing AVI file, you can repair DIVX and XVID video file formats that is corrupted and display error messages at the time of playing. It supports video file repair on both Windows and Mac computer which is running with Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 oS versions. It works on Mac systems working with Mac OS X Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion and Mavericks operating systems.

Procedure to fix AVI not recognized as AVI:

  • Download Yodot AVI Repair software and install it to your Windows or Mac computer
  • After installation run it to begin the AVI file repair process
  • Choose corrupted AVI file and just click upon “Repair” option to start scanning
  • You can judge repair of AVI file by viewing status bar
  • Once the repair process is over you will find a window indicating successful AVI file repair
  • Preview repaired AVI video and then choose a location to save it

Needful Information:

  • Close all programs which is open from background before shutting down your computer
  • Scan each and every file which you download from internet including AVI file