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Am I lost everything if power interruption when capturing AVI?

edited May 2009 in Support
I've been capturing AVI for almost 2 hour and suddenly the power plug was kicked off. When I turn it on again, all I got is a 2.5 Gb ~temp.avi file. Is there any way to retrieve the workable AVI?


  • Hi Nosmas

    You might be able to import the temp AVI file into VirtualDub and re-save it.

    NOTE: AVI Format 1.0 files (which CamStudio creates) are limited to 2GB. VirtualDub is able to save AVIs using OpenDML (Format 2.0) which has a significantly higher limit.


    Nick :o)
  • I'd tried to open the ~temp.avi in VirtualDub but failed to recognize it as an AVI file. Anybody done this before?
  • Try opening the file in Mediacoder ( or Windows Media Player Classic ( -

    I've heard that both of these are sometimes successful in opening corrupt AVIs.

    Failing that there is another possible solution - albeit a bit "techie" which you have to rebuilt the corrupted AVI header using an uncorrupted AVI as the "blueprint".

    Full explanation here:

    Let me know how you get on.


    Nick :o)
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