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how to repair broken avi file,So you downloaded the latest Futurama movie or your friend gave you a copy of last night’s Nip/Tuck episode and it does not play. You could be getting unexpected playback results, the file just won’t play or your player is saying that your file is corrupted.

What do you do?

Weep openly?

Seek help?

Or how about fixing the problem for yourself? Why not try to repair broken avi or other video file? What an awesome idea!

Let’s see how we can do that with a free tool called DivFix++. I have been using an older version of DivFix++ that was simply called DivFix since way back when. Let me tell you this is a solid application that can save you many hours of heartache. Word up!


You can download the executable here (another application that DOES NOT NEED TO BE INSTALLED!). The zip file is available as a direct download from here. It is tiny weighing in at 742KB. I always keep this little guy on my memory stick!

After downloading and running DivFix you will see a screen that looks like this:

repair broken video file

You will see you have options to choose your output directory, log file and of course your source file. Then you have check boxes to keep your original file intact, cut out bad parts and log your results. You can also choose your language from the preferences button on the bottom.

If your AVI file simply will not let you move around it freely, then the index is flucked up and can be easily corrected by stripping the index. When you do this make sure the check boxes for cut out bad parts and keep your original file intact are unchecked.

You can copy your video file to another location before you start to be on the safe side.

After clicking “Strip Index” the operation is almost immediate.

Try opening and moving around your file now! Sweet! Now to skip to the good parts!

Using some automagical features DivFix++ can fix corrupted video files as well. So not only you can use it to repair broken AVI files but fix just about any corrupt video file. Just select your video file and hit Fix…

fix corrupt avi

Let it do its work and when it is complete, more likely than not, you will have a beautiful working PRON video file again! That’s right and all without a working knowledge of techno video nonsense! This is a program for every normal Joe Schmoe.

Let us know how it works out for you and if you have another similar free tool that you use and prefer…

Don’t act like you don’t know how or where…

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  1. Patrick
    November 22, 2016 at 11:19 pm

    I saved few files thanks to this program but couldn't save most of them. When i launch the Fix command it says it isn't not an Avi file... while obviously they are Avi file of ca. 600mb each. I need to mention that when i go in Properties then in Details all the fields are empty (no video length, no frame, no width, no height, no bit rate NOTHING... except that it's an avi file of 600mb. Do you think i can still save those files ? Many thanks in advance.

  2. Peterwen
    October 6, 2016 at 6:12 am

    In order to repair AVI files, you need a great AVI repair software, UFUShare guides me successfully. You can read it by search on google UFUShare for AVI Repair.

  3. Isaac
    May 19, 2016 at 11:19 pm

    I found a cheeky way to fix your AVI files... Upload to Youtube then re-down load with Real time cloud player... it comes back brand new and can be edited with windows movie maker.

    • Michat
      October 5, 2016 at 2:01 pm

      I find a great AVI repair tool from UFUShare, you can search UFUShare Repair AVI from google and find it.

  4. Me
    February 29, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    Didn't work for me either

  5. KK
    December 10, 2015 at 8:47 am

    not working......

  6. Despair
    December 1, 2015 at 7:51 am

    This only works on Divx files that's it. Nothing can repair your AVI files, at least here. Either re download a different file to replace your bad one, or just buy whatever it is.

    • GeppetoCorleone
      May 10, 2016 at 12:27 pm

      Honestly said Sir, nothing will help people to restore their badly injured AVI files (e.g. downloaded as torrents) to an original state (i have tried every single application, even premium ones and nothing helped at all), so don't waste your time and nerves. Buy a new one, cheers.

  7. Some Guy
    December 1, 2015 at 7:45 am

    I even tried an older one, they don't work. Hell the new one isn't shit compared to the old ones, but they still don't work It doesn't repair anything, it doesn't do anything. Hell mine is just an index problem and still didn't work. The older one I used even has a Rebuild Index option, and it still didn't work. You need to make a video in case people do it wrong, if not then you should just work at McDonalds or something

  8. zohaib
    November 12, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    didnt work for me alsooo

  9. Anders
    April 25, 2015 at 3:11 am

    Didn't worked for me.

  10. Chris
    April 11, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    Did not help at all. :( First I tried "fix" then I tried "strip", no change. Anything else a technological illiterate can do?

  11. rita
    January 4, 2015 at 11:40 am

    i have fixed my file but it is not of 5 minutes smthng :/

  12. WhyWai
    February 9, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    It do the work.
    at least it makes video playable, cant expect corrupted file run like never corrupt right?

  13. Swarup Banai
    January 28, 2010 at 2:19 am

    Didn't work for me, 1 hr 24 min. films drastically came to 24 min only after repair. What a waste.

    • Death Knight
      January 28, 2010 at 8:38 pm

      What if your file is really have 24 min? and there 1 hour is free/corrupted/deleted? At least you can see that 24 minute now.

      Judging program by trying on 1-2 file is something sick. People needed to learn respect. If you don't like, don't use it. This not require to call that program as a waste. Now, all positive feed-backing people are wrong but you?

      • Despair
        December 1, 2015 at 7:47 am

        Since this was five years ago I still thing you're ignorant Death Knight. Hopefully you've become smarter

      • Despair
        December 1, 2015 at 7:53 am

        Something sick? Obviously you've never seen someone die before. It's only for Divx files boy. Stop defending something you didn't create. This application is free. Free things don't always work. Hopefully you've learned that over these five years.

  14. Rob
    January 21, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    Nope. Stripped index and applied fix but the file I have won''t be fixed. I'll stick with my usual applet; Avi Fixed (although that program did not work with the problem AVI either)

  15. ronlabel
    January 14, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    just fixed some of my corrupted divx videos.

    thanks for the guide!

  16. samuelleung83
    January 5, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    Thanks! It repaired a broken AVI taken from my Oregon Action Cam.

  17. Shashank Diwan
    January 4, 2010 at 12:21 am

    Thanks a really helped.

  18. chris
    December 12, 2009 at 12:08 am

    On mine, it has a bad index. I strip the index, and the index is still bad (cant skip to any part of the video, cant play in most players).

    • Death Knight
      December 12, 2009 at 6:54 am

      It's perfectly normal. It's "strip" button, not the "fix" button.
      If you have problems with the program (might be it could failed to fix one file) than fill the bug report.
      Some of people said that (at top) "bullshit, useless"... etc. If a program is not working, there is no way to downloaded 600.000 times. Or cannot became #1 search result at google if you search by "avi fix". Those people don't fill the bug report also... I think there a problem on that users, not program itself.

      • Despair
        December 1, 2015 at 7:48 am

        Nope wrong again kid. Sometimes free shit doesn't work, yet again I hope you've realized it after this time.

  19. Fred
    November 16, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    DivFix made all of my 13GB files into 800 MB files that only play for 3 minutes instead of 48 minutes. great. INTO the garbage. thanks.

    • Karl Gechlik
      November 16, 2009 at 1:00 pm

      What was wrong with them before you tried to use div fix? Did you follow the directions?

  20. Ash
    November 16, 2009 at 5:51 am

    Worked great! Thanks for the help! :D

  21. tygg
    November 15, 2009 at 1:24 pm


  22. erik
    November 3, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    many thanks, work perfectly....
    recover my cctv files....
    thanks again

  23. Logik
    September 16, 2009 at 4:14 am

    USELESS......this thing not working.....

    • DivFix++ Author
      October 15, 2009 at 6:31 pm

      It's simply working. Might be your file is not avi, or your system has some problems...
      You can fill tracker report for your problems.
      Also you can send your "not working" avi file too for inspection. If program really doesn't work, than It will fixed. :)

  24. Johann
    September 3, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    Didn't work for me. The file just freezes after 11 min :(
    so I clicked fix but it never fixed the error.

    Processing file : Eurotrip.isl.txt..avi
    Four CC is : DX50
    Error detected at byte: 125108346
    Skipped 712605787 bytes.
    Broken index chunk found at byte: 837714133
    Skipped 711983968 bytes.
    Broken index chunk found at byte: 838281909
    File end reached.
    DMLH found: 17376

    New Stream Size : 837694988
    Total Error Count : 1
    Total Frame Count : 34753
    Video Data Frames : 17376
    Audio Data Frames : 17377

  25. Aaron
    June 2, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    i tried 2 fix two seperate broken files, and they now play but look like crap and are still unwatchable. Does this mean the original file is broken, or it just didn't download correctly? The site i downloaded these movies from had 100's of good feedback from others so i'm going to delete the originals and try again.

    • DivFix++ Author
      July 13, 2009 at 1:05 pm

      This means your AVI file broken or has unsupported codec. DivFix++ currently supports MPEG4 ASP and AVC streams plus VPx ans Sorenson codecs. I offer you FREE support for your 2 broken files if you upload them to internet and fill support request from

      • Karl L. Gechlik |
        July 13, 2009 at 1:13 pm

        Thanks for following up! I would love to know how you can repair them as well.

  26. Deivid
    May 3, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    Thanks for the Help ^^

  27. charlie
    April 24, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    hey thanks for the help i repaired the avi file i downloaded a goosebumps episode when i played it thru mpc it said only 4mins but it was really 22mins vlc repaired it and it would not say how long it went for so i downloaded this and it fixed it now it works thanks soo much

  28. Amanda
    February 11, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    Totally didn't work for me.