Repair Truncated AVI File

“Hey guys! I am facing an issue with my AVI file. It was downloaded two days back, after experiencing abrupt power outages. As a result of this my video and audio aren't syncing correctly (audio is ahead by a little). I have installed the program called as Virtual Dub, and tried doctoring it to sync together, but the audio file of the AVI file is truncated (is 20 bytes, should be 30) and then it says it can't read the audio of the file. Does anyone know how to fix my AVI file, or how to get this audio file to be synchronized with the video? Any repair utility that can be used to overcome the problem?”

AVI is the most used file format when it comes to viewing videos as it gives the best video quality compared to other video file formats. Most of the times, these video file formats are downloaded from internet and due to one or the other reasons your AVI file turns out to be truncated. With the use of AVI media player, user can temporarily fix his broken AVI file. To find the permanent solution for this problem make use of best AVI repair utility, but before that get to know the scenarios that causes truncated AVI file.

Reasons for truncated AVI file

  • Virus Infection: Once your system is infected with virus, entire file set of files present in the hard drive get corrupted, including your AVI files. As a result of this, your AVI file get truncated and become inaccessible
  • Incomplete Download: Incomplete download process or sudden break down in internet leads to truncated AVI file. Hence it is recommended to use proper network connection prior to downloading AVI files
  • Bad Sectors: More number of bad sectors means more trouble. Increase in the number of bad sectors on the hard drive where the AVI file is stored can cause damage to your AVI file which gets corrupted and hence becomes inaccessible

If proper precaution is taken then, your AVI file can be saved from being truncated, most of the times user tend to forget above mentioned causes and ends up in damaging his AVI file. Now to overcome this problem just make use of Yodot AVI Repair program that can repair the AVI file without damaging the video contents.

Simple procedure to fix truncated AVI files:

Yodot AVI Repair can be considered as the best solution in repairing truncated AVI files on Windows as well Mac machines. With the presence of simple graphical user interface and secured list of options, this utility makes sure that no issues are faced during the repair process. Apart from AVI files, Yodot AVI Repair program can easily mend corrupt DIVX and XVID files in a minimum amount of time. Installation process of AVI repair application can be easily carried out on various versions of Windows (Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Xp, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008) as well as Mac (Snow Leopard, Lion and Mountain Lion) operating system respectively.

Simple steps for fixing plex error while opening AVI file:

  • Download and install Yodot AVI Repair application in the system by logging in as local system administrator
  • After completion of the installation process user can view shortcut icon on desktop
  • Run the utility can follow the simple instructions provided on main screen of the software
  • Hit on Browse button to select the truncated AVI file
  • Once the AVI file is selected, click on Repair to start the repair process
  • View the repair progress with the help of progress bar shown in the next screen
  • Upon completion of the repair process, the fixed AVI file can be previewed
  • At last save the repaired AVI file on known destination location as applicable to user


  • Avoid using unknown media players to play your AVI file
  • Upgrade your antivirus protection to prevent virus attacks
  • Maintain backup of important AVI files on separate storage media