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VLC AVI- The Step-by-step Guide on How to Play and Convert AVI with VLC Media Player

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November 9, 2018

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 VLC to other formats with VLC, the well-known versatile media player. Moreover, a good 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. Moreover, you might meet with playback issues due to the unsupported codecs, so the best solution to fix the 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 on the official site:

Step 2. Launch VLC, go to Media > Open Files 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 “Add” button and import the current AVI video. Next click on “Convert/Save”.

Step 5. Choose the format you need in the drop-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 Browser 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 can’t play others with VLC, let alone convert those AVI files. 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 good option. It can import almost all video files and convert them to over 300 digital formats, codecs as well as devices, such as converting 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. Click on “Add Files” to import the AVI files. Or directly drag and drop the target files into the software.

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Choose MP4 as Output Format

Step 2. Choose the Needed Output Format or Codec

Click on “Output Format” 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. Here I select MP4 as the output format.

Tips. You can also go to Settings dialog to change the video codec and audio codec in the Encoder drop-lists of Video and Audio section to convert AVI to DivX, XviD, H.264, etc.

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Step 3. Start Converting AVI Files

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

Typically, VLC supports most all 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:

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