Can’t play AVI videos on VLC? – Solved!

VLC media files are actually any media that the VLC Media Player supports, including AVIs. Fortunately, VLC Media Player, free for download, supports and is capable of converting many types of files for both Mac and PC users. VLC allows its users to convert, or transcode, AVIs to PC-specific WMVs, high-quality MPEGs, DivX movies and more. Note that converting AVIs to other video formats may result in some loss of video quality, due to compression standards. So here we show you transcode AVI to VLC friendly format with another powerful program. 

 If your AVI video is ok, you just need to solve the AVI video codec problem. In light of this, to successfully add and view all kinds of AVI on VLC Player, it is necessary to transcode VLC unsupported AVI to VLC supported video format first. Here Pavtube Video Converter is suggested to help you change from AVI format to H.264 AVI/MKV for VLC playback with fast speed and excellent output video quality. Besides H.264 AVI/MKV, it also can help you to encode AVI to H.265, MOV, AVI, FLV, M3U8, etc. And you can add watermarks, effects, subtitles to you own customized videos or trim, crop them to make them more amazing than ever. Now just download it and follow the steps below to finish the conversion. 

More features of the Converter: 

  • Convert any AVI (SD/HD/4K) video to VLC supported best format.
  • Convert AVI, MKV, MP4H.265FLVMOV, MXF, MTS/M2TS etc to VLC format.
  • Support converting 250+ formats to any formats you need.
  • Convert video to HD media player, Tablets, Smartphones, Game consoles, 4K TV, 3D TV, Projectors supported formats.
  • Batch conversion and super fast conversion speed.
  • Easy-to-use AVI Video Converter with simple clear interface.
  • Compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP.

Note that if you’re running on Mac, please refer to Pavtube Video Converter for Mac to transcode AVI videos on Mac ((macOS Sierra, El Capitan Yosemite, Mavericks, Lion included). 

How-to| Transcode AVI to VLC .AVI on Windows (Windows 10 also included) 

Step 1: Import AVI videos 

Launch the AVI Transcoder. Then on the main interface, click “Add video” to import the AVI videos you want to transcode. Alternatively, you can directly drag videos to the item bar for conversion. 


Step 2: Set output format 

Click format you choose MP4/MKV from “Common Video” or “HD Video” as target format. To convert AVI to VLC supported audio format, select VLC compatible audio from “Common Audio” Category. 


Tips: The AVI file transcodeer comes with 200+ pre-configured presets (iPhone, iPad, iPod, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Avid Media Composer, etc.) for users who want things to “just work”. And if the default settings are not in your need, just tap Settings icon to adjust the video, audio parameters. 

Step 3: Begin encoding AVI to VLC 

Click the “Convert” button at the bottom right corner to start AVI to VLC conversion process. The progress will be showed in the pop-up window. The amount of time it takes will vary based on your system’s hardware and the quality settings you selected. When the conversion completes, click “Open” button in the main interface to get the transcoded files and then add/view/play your AVI files in VLC Media Player without any problems. 

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