How to Repair when iPhoto Does Not Recognize AVI?

“I have an odd issue with some of my AVI files. I imported my photo/video library into iPhoto from my PC about one year ago. But, now some of my AVI files are not recognized by iPhoto. This seems to only affect on certain AVI files, for example, all videos from 2006 to 2009 have this problem. But AVI files from 2009 is working fine. Anyone have any idea about this problem? Please reply soon….”

iPhoto is a digital photograph manipulation software used to import, edit, organize, share and print your digital photos. Simple and powerful editing tools let you turn good shots into amazing quality. Also, it allows you to share your photos in social media including fun slideshow, twitter and Facebook. But, most of time users have experienced a common issue related to iPhoto. One of the common issue that user have experienced with iPhoto is its unusual behavior while trying to play AVI files in it. Sometimes, it does not recognize AVI file and throw error message that it cannot recognize the file. Most of the time, you can try to play that AVI file in another media player. However, if same issue continues then it shows that your AVI file is corrupted due to any of the instances specified below:

  • Incorrect upgrade of Mac OS can make AVI file unplayable on iPhoto
  • Improper import of AVI files to iPhoto may cause for AVI file not recognize by iPhoto
  • If you play incompatible AVI files on iPhoto, then it may refuse to play

You can handle this kind of error by using AVI file repair software. Especially for AVI file you can choose Yodot AVI Repair software as it works in a smooth way to fix even severely corrupted AVI file.

Software to fix iPhoto does not recognize AVI error:

Yodot AVI Repair is an excellent tool to fix iPhoto doesn’t recognize AVI file issue on both Windows and Mac operating system. Along with AVI files, this application has the ability to repair DIVX and XVID files that are corrupt due to various reasons. Apart from this, it can assist you to fix Codec errors in AVI file, AVI video file only playing audio error, audio delay in AVI file error and so on. This program is compatible with all the versions of both Windows OS such as Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2003 and Mac OS X such as Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion, and Mavericks.

Procedure to fix iPhoto does not recognize AVI error:

  • Download and install Yodot AVI Repair software on Windows desktop or Mac OS
  • After installation, run application and follow onscreen instructions in order to fix AVI error
  • From first screen, browse AVI file which needs to be fixed and then click on Repair button to start the repair process
  • After that software will start repairing selected AVI file
  • Once the repair process has finished it will show result along with the file description
  • Later you can preview error free AVI video file by using “preview” option
  • At end, save fixed AVI file in a desired location other than source location on Windows or Mac system


  • Avoid to play incompatible AVI file on iPhoto to prevent corruption errors
  • Follow proper procedure to import AVI files or other kind of files in iPhoto