Video corruption is a common problem that you may come across in your life. Imagine you tried to play a video file in VLC player and for some reason it does not play. What will you do when your video file is corrupted? You try to find software for fixing the issue, instead you can directly fix the issue using the VLC player itself.


How to repair video files with VLC

For repairing the video file using the repair feature of VLC, you need to follow some simple steps given below:

Step 1: Open the VLC player

Step 2: Click on the Tools menu and select the option preferences.

Step 3: Select the option Input & Codecs settings tab.

Step 4: There you can find an option Damaged or Incomplete AVI file.

Step 5: From the drop down list, select Always fix option and click on the button Save which appears on the bottom of the window.

You need not worry about how to repair videos in VLC when the automatic repair option is enabled in VLC player. If VLC couldn’t fix the corruption in your video file, use a quality video repair software to repair such files.

How your video files become corrupted

Broken Header - If the header section of your video is broken, it will make your video file corrupted.

Power Loss - Facing power surge issue while your video file is playing in VLC video player application will make your video file corrupted.

Interruptions while copying - If you face any interruptions while copying or writing any video files will make that video file corrupted and unplayable.

Convertor Issue - Using any unreliable applications to convert your video file format.

Compressing Issue - Compressing video files to save storage space with no compromise on quality. This can lead to damage in the video file and make it unplayable.

Virus Infections - Virus or malware affecting your PC can damage your video files.

How to avoid the video file corruption

  • Try to keep backup of important video files, which will help you to restore the file when your file gets corrupted or loss.
  • Don’t unplug the external devices while the copying process is going on.
  • Avoid compressing file to save space, this may affect the quality of video file.
  • Use power backup methods like using UPS to avoid the power loss scenarios.
  • Try to use quality antivirus software to protect your files from virus attacks.
  • Use reliable software to convert the formats of the video files, otherwise it may get corrupted.