Easy Way to Fix and Repair AVI Index

If your AVI media format refuses to play, you may need to fix and repair the AVI index. Read on to find out how to do this.

Extremely Easy Way to Fix and Repair AVI Index

Wondershare Recoverit Authors

Aug 03, 2023 • Filed to: Photo/Video/Audio Solutions • Proven solutions

Are you having issues playing a downloaded video in AVI file format? Then it could be because of corruption to your AVI file index. Although some AVI media players can fix your AVI index errors, this is not always the case as the players can be limited in their ability to repair. If this is your case, you are in luck because there are solutions for fixing the corrupt AVI index. This article is going to provide you with the solutions so you can be able to play your videos smoothly.

Part 1: What is an AVI index?

Meaning of AVI Index: An AVI file is an Audio Video Interleave with the file extension .avi. It is a trendy video format that can play both video and audio. This video format is the standard used for Windows-based systems.

Meanwhile, the AVI file index is used to go through the AVI file to time the video track and the audio track properly. It is the set of rules which make it possible for you to brush through and choose a particular time range in your AVI video.

Signs and causes of AVI index corruption: AVI files tend to be susceptible to index corruption. Once you open a video file with a broken AVI index, an error message will appear below.

broken avi error message

A corrupt AVI video file will display the following symptoms:

There are major factors responsible for the broken AVI index, and they include:

Part 2: How to Repair Broken AVI Index Easily

You can easily repair the broken AVI index with some solutions, which will be discussed here. You can trust Wondershare Repairit Video Repair as the recommended tool for you to use in light of this.

1. Repair AVI Index with Wondershare Repairit Video Repair

Recoverit has introduced this software to help you repair videos in formats such as MOV, FLV, M2TS, 3GP, and of course, AVI. It performs video repair in two repair modes, namely, quick repair and advance repair. Quick repair fixes the video errors found in your AVI video file. On the other hand, Advance repair fixes the video corruption by analyzing the technology and data of a sample video shot from the same device as your corrupt video. Wondershare Repairit Video Repair is capable of repairing videos corrupted from:

This software boasts of more features like:

Now, you can go ahead and use this tool by following the steps enumerated below:

Step 1: Add the Corrupt Video File.

Click on the "Add" button to add any corrupt AVI file you may have.

add videos

Step 2: Start Repairing Video (for Quick Repair)

If your video file is not badly corrupted, you can go ahead and click "Repair" to let Wondershare Repairit begin the repair process.

scan videos

Step 3: Preview and Save Video Files

Once Wondershare Repairit completes your videos' quick repair, a box will appear telling you to preview and save. Now, go ahead to save the repaired files.

preview videos

Step 4: Add Sample Video

If the damage to your video files has still not been fixed, then you need to proceed to perform an "Advance Repair" of your severely corrupted file. Start by adding a sample video.

add sample videos

Step 5: Save the Repaired Video File

Once Wondershare Repairit fixes your badly corrupted video, click "Save" to save the repaired file to a destination of your choice.

save videos path

2. Set Windows Media Player as Default Player

This solution involves ensuring that the files are associated with the Windows Media player. Do this by following the steps below

repair avi index

repair avi index with wmp

repair avi index in media player

This will remove the problem caused by different players being associated with your AVI files. If not, you have to read the deeper solutions further - Videos do not play on WMP.

use different player

Part 3: Different Solutions to Fix AVI Index

This part will show you some other solutions to fix your AVI index that have been corrupted.

1. Play AVI File on a Different Media Player

You can install another media player on your PC, then use it to repair your corrupt AVI index. VLC is capable of not just playing media files but repairing damaged ones. Follow these steps to repair with VLC.

navigate to preferences

choose inputs and codecs

select avi

Note that this VLC solution is only temporary because it only repairs the memory problem to enable you to play the video.

2. Run "System File Checker."

You can repair corrupt AVI file index by running a "system file checker" using the steps below:

run as administrator

For Windows 10: Choose "Start," then type "cmd" to go to "Command Prompt." Right-click on the tab and choose the option "Run as Administrator."

choose command prompt

type sfc

This command will check all your system files to verify the ones that are alright and replace those with issues. Your corrupt AVI file index will be fixed in the process too.

If all the solutions can't help you, honestly speaking, you need a video repair tool to help you solve all problems related to video corruption.

Part 4: Different Tips for AVI Index

Helpful Information Against Corrupt and Broken AVI Index

1. What Will Play AVI Files?

Normally, because AVI is a video file format manufactured by Microsoft, the expected player is Windows Media Player. You can open your AVI video by double-clicking the file. However, if this doesn't work, open the video with these steps:

choose media player to play avi files

For Linux or macOS, Windows Media Player will not work, hence the need for another media player such as the VLC mentioned above or Apple QuickTime Player, amongst others.

2. How to Play AVI Files Properly

You can properly play your AVI files by following these pointers.

3. Tips to Avoid AVI Index Corruption

Below are some tips to bear in mind when it comes to avoiding index corruption; they include:

Do you now see why the ways to fix the AVI index are termed "Extremely easy"? Of course, you do! Now you can enjoy playing your AVI media. It is even more preferable if you consider the tips provided to prevent any form of damage to your AVI files.

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