Fix AVI File that won’t Play in Windows Media Player

Assume this situation: You tried playing AVI file in Windows Media Player. But instead of playing, it displayed an error message that “This AVI is broken. Seeking will not work correctly”. You closed Windows media player and reopened it to play AVI file but same thing repeated. At that moment you may not understand what to do and why Windows Media Player is displaying such messages.

Well, don’t be nervous!!! Try playing AVI file in VLC media player if it plays then there is some problem in Windows Media Player. So uninstall it from your computer and then reinstall so that you can play AVI file in Windows Media Player as well. But if same problem persists when you play AVI file using VLC or any other media player then it is advised to install Codec in your Windows computer. However, if same message displays then it clearly indicates that AVI file is corrupted. Therefore to make it play, you have to fix it using repair software. But before you go further to fix AVI file, let us have a look at the situation that leaves AVI file in corrupted state.

  • Software malfunction: Windows media player does not respond if there is any software malfunction and in such case if you do not wait for its response and forcefully close then AVI files won’t play in Windows Media Player
  • Virus intrusion: In case AVI file is infected with the viruses then it does not play in Windows media player and instead displays error messages indicating its corruption
  • Transfer Error: If something goes wrong and transmission process gets interrupted then AVI file present in storage media will be corrupted and becomes inaccessible
  • Improper download: AVI file is likely to get corrupted when download process of AVI file gets terminated as a result of system shutdown then

As there is no manual way to repair corrupted AVI file, it is advised to download and install software like Yodot AVI Repair to your computer. This software has the potential to repair AVI file that does not play in Windows Media Player and other multimedia player. Along with AVI files, it can fix DIVX and XVID files on both windows and Mac operating system. Soon after repair process gets finished, you could preview repaired AVI file and save it to the preferred location. The steps to repair AVI files are as follows:

Download Yodot AVI Repair software to your Windows computer and install it on your Windows computer. Press here. Open the application and follow the instructions given on the screen. Select corrupted AVI file which you want to repair using “Browse” option. After selecting corrupted AVI file click on “Repair” option to start the repair process. The repair process is displayed on the progress bar and after completion of repair process tool displays your AVI video file description. Preview repaired video file before saving. At last, save repaired AVI file to your desired destination location.