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VLC AVI - How to Play and Convert AVI with VLC Media Player

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Updated on Jul 03, 2020

It's an easy task to play AVI files since there are plenty of media players and platforms supporting AVI format. And this guide will show you how to play AVI and also convert AVI to other formats with VLC, the well-known versatile media player. Moreover, the best VLC alternative for converting AVI to more digital formats and solving VLC AVI playback issues is also recommended here:

Can VLC play AVI files? Since AVI is a commonly used file format for storing video and audio information on PC, there are many AVI players that can handle AVI files and VLC media player is no exception. Here we will show you how to play and convert AVI files with VLC Media Player, which optionally functions as VLC converter. Moreover, you might meet with playback issues due to unsupported codecs, so the best solution to fix VLC not playing AVI issue is also introduced.

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How to Play and Convert AVI Files with VLC Media Player

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Step 1. Install VLC Media Player from the official site: https://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html


Step 2. Launch VLC, go to Media and click Open File to import your AVI video, and it will be played automatically. Or you can right click on the AVI video, and select Open with VLC.

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Step 3. To convert AVI to other formats, go to Media > Convert/Save, and then you will see the Open Media dialog.


Step 4. Press the "Add" button and import the current AVI video. Next click on "Convert/Save".


Step 5. Choose the format you need from the drop-down list next to Profile. You can convert AVI to MP4, WebM, TS, OGG, ASF encoded with different video and audio codecs. Besides, you can click on the Settings icon to select a video or audio codec. Please remember to press "Save".


Step 6. Click on Browse to specify the output folder. Finally click on Start. It will automatically jump to the video player window and finish the conversion soon. You can check the converted files in the output folder.

How to Fix VLC AVI Playback Issues and Convert AVI to More Digital Formats

As we mentioned just now, AVI files can be encoded with different video and audio codecs, which might not be supported by VLC media player. So it's normal that you can play some AVI videos, but fail to play others, let alone convert those AVI files with it. So you need a powerful video converter to convert such AVI files to supported VLC AVI codecs or formats. WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro is a solid option. It can import almost all video files and convert them to over 500 digital formats, codecs as well as devices, such as convert AVI to MPEG, H.265, H,264, DivX, XviD, etc. The following part shows you how to convert AVI files for easy playback.

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Three Steps to Convert AVI Files

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Step 1. Add AVI Files into the Software

Run WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro and open the Converter interface. Click on "Add Files" to import AVI files. Or directly drag and drop the target files into the software.

It supports batch conversion mode to process multitask simultaneously.

Choose MP4 as Output Format

Step 2. Choose the Needed Output Format or Codec

Click on the "Click to change output format" area and you will see the output format menu. You need to choose a VLC AVI codec or directly convert AVI to MP4, convert AVI to MKV or other common formats.

Tips. You can also go to the Paramter settings dialog to change the video codec and audio codec from the Encoder drop-down list in the Video and Audio section to convert AVI to DivX, XviD, H.264, etc. You can save all the changes as a new profile for convenience.

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Step 3. Start Converting AVI Files

Specify the output path by clicking on the inverted triangle icon. Finally, click on "Run" to start the conversion. WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro activates the hardware acceleration feature by default, which can achieve up to 50X faster conversion speed.

Typically, VLC supports most of the common video and audio codecs, such as H.264, DivX, MPEG-1/2, MP3, DTS, AC3, etc. And you can scroll to the Play All Formats section of this page to know more: https://www.videolan.org/vlc/features.html

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