How to Fix when Sony Vegas 12 AVI Could not be Opened?

“Today when I imported one of my AVI file into Sony Vegas 12, I am able to view it there. When I added it to my timeline and tried to open. It popped up with an error message stating as 'AVI file could not be opened'. So I imported other video file and it is working fine, but not with my recorded video clip. I am really so frustrated, is there any solution to fix this issue? Reply me as soon as possible!!!”

Why Sony Vegas 12 AVI could not be opened?

AVI is multimedia file format that stores video files that may be encoded in varieties of codecs. Generally Sony Vegas 12 has no problem with AVI files as long as there have underlying codec installed. However if your computer is not installed with corresponding video and audio codec, you will fail to play or import AVI files to Sony Vega 12. To fix this problem, follow below mentioned manual steps.

Method 1: Missing codecs installation:

Installing those missing codecs is nothing but installing AVI Codec Pack, DivX H.264 Decoder and FFDShow MPEG-4 video Decoder. First download and install AVI Codec Pack Pro. Then open Sony Vegas 12 to import AVI files. Make sure you close and reopen Sony Vegas if it is already opened when you install codecs. If installing AVI Codec Pack Pro can't solve your issue, you have to download DivX H.264 Decoder and FFDShow MPEG-4 video Decoder. In case Sony Vegas 12 still cannot open AVI files then you refer to second method.

Method 2: Converting AVI to Sony Vegas 12 compatible format:

By converting unsupported AVI files to Sony Vegas 12 supported video file format such as WMV, MP4, MPEG-2 or DV, user can efficiently open AVI file. If these method fails to open AVI files on Sony Vegas 12, then it is better to use right AVI Repair tool to fix such error.

Software to fix Sony Vegas 12 AVI files:

Yodot AVI Repair software easily helps user to fix AVI files that could not open on Sony Vegas 12 on Windows operating system. This tool scans AVI file and fixes it without changing original content of AVI file. User can repair AVI files saved on external storage devices such as pen drives, memory card, portable hard drive, SSD, FireWire drives, etc. Along with Sony Vegas 12, it can fix AVI files not opening on Sony Vegas Pro, Sony Vegas Pro 13, Sony Vegas Pro 10, etc. This software supports on all major Windows operating system like Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2003. It is compatible on Mac Leopard, Snow Leopard, Mountain Lion, Lion, Mavericks and Yosemite OS based computer. Best feature of this utility is that it can extract perfect copy of repaired AVI file so that you can check its quality before saving it. Moreover, time taken by this app to repair AVI file is very less and you need not follow more step to fix it up.

Steps to repair Sony Vegas 12 AVI files that could not be opened:

  • Download Yodot AVI Repair tool on Windows desktop and install it
  • Launch the tool and follow instruction given on window
  • Select corrupt AVI file which has to be repaired using 'Browse' option
  • After selecting AVI file, click on 'Repair' button to start with repair process
  • User can monitor scanning process by progress bar
  • Upon completion of repair process it will display Sony Vegas 12 AVI file description
  • User can view repaired AVI file using Preview option
  • Finally you can save fixed AVI file to desired destination location

Golden Rules:

  • Make sure that you have closed all program before turning off your computer
  • Save multiple copies of your favorite AVI files on safe external storage device