Corrupted videos may cause lots of problems and they usually start with a faulty playback. Repairing such damaged files can also be a hassle, especially since there are not so many utilities for fixing broken movies.
In case you are confronted with such a situation, and it happens that the video in question is in AVI format, you might be in luck. This is because a tool like AVImedic may have the answer to all your problems.
The advantages of being portable
This software is rather small in size and, more importantly, it doesn't have to be installed, it will run out of the box which means that it's possible to use it on any computer if you keep it on a portable memory device. Plus, it is important to mention that it does not leave any traces in the Windows registry.
The colorful interface has a well-organized layout, with all the functions neatly sorted on the left and right sides of the main window. AVImedic can work with one file at a time, so the first step is adding the broken-down AVI to be analyzed and fixed.
How it works
The program can function in two manners. The first one implies using a second instance of the original video, either downloaded or otherwise acquired in a different manner which means it will be damaged in a different way. Another option is to use a patch file created by someone else who has the the same video you are trying to fix.
Performance and conclusion
Since it is quite easy to use, AVImedic might very well deserve a try if you come across corrupted AVI files you want to play. Detailed instructions on how to use and obtain patches are available in the built-in Help section, but you should also note that there might be problems with large videos (over 3 GB files), as some users have reported.