Fixing a broken .avi

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nilzxx
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Hello,

My server, that records my security camera, was recently shut down by a power outage and therefore could not complete writing the most recent video file. It's over 3GB in size and won't play in any media player. I tried fixing the file with programs such as DivFix++ and Digital Video Repair but they all tell me it's a non-compatible format. Finalized video files from the recorder over fine in these programs though, so it does record in proper avi.

 

Any idea on how I can fix the file as it turns out the footage is VERY valuable...?

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Il Metallurgico
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try to open it with a video editor program as windows live movie maker or pinnacle studio

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HTML_MAN
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Download VLC Media player, when you open a broken AVI file, it will ask you to fix it.

This is a great media player and it plays pretty much any media format out there

Good luck =) Happens to me a fair bit

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