Solved – Error Recording AVI File Using Current Compressor, Use Default Compressor

Consider a situation where you plan to create a demonstration video for a software using CamStudio. When you open CamStudio, you encounter an error ‘Error recording AVI file using the current compressor. Use default compressor?’ You’re not sure how to proceed and looking for help.

This article provides you with tips to resolve the error. It also provides an insight into the tools you can use in case your AVI files get corrupted.

How to solve ‘Error recording AVI file using the current compressor. Use default compressor?’

To resolve the issue, try changing the codec by following the steps below.

  1. Open CamStudio and click on Options
  2. Click on Video options
  3. In the Compressor tab, change Intel IYUY-codec option to Microsoft Video 1

No doubt, CamStudio is a wonderful tool to create high-quality AVI videos. But just as with any other file, these AVI files can also get corrupted at times. And corrupt files can have audio-video synchronization issues; become pixelated or blurry or in worse cases, inaccessible. There are many reasons for corruption and a few common reasons are explained below.

Reasons for corruption

  • A system crash or virus attacks are common reasons for AVI files to get corrupt
  • System shutdown when the video file is being created or being accessed
  • Interruptions during transfer of AVI files from system to a storage device or vice versa can also corruption.
  • Playing AVI files on an unsupported player

Whatever the reason is for corruption, they can be repaired using professional repair tools. It is a great tool to repair AVI files created using CamStudio.

The software works in such a way that the original content of your file is not altered during the repair process. It uses a read-only mechanism to extract contents of your file and separates audio and video. Then it fixes issues, combines audio and video back to create a healthy file.

More on Remo Repair AVI

In addition to repairing videos from your system, it can also be used to repair files from external hard drives, USB’s, memory cards and other storage devices.

The software is compatible on all versions of Windows OS including the latest Windows 10. A variant of the software is also available for Mac users.

How to repair AVI files?

Remo Repair AVI is a simple to use tool with a user friendly interface. It can also be used comfortably by users with less technical knowledge. To begin with, download and install the software on your system.

Step 1: Run the application and select the CamStudio AVI file by clicking on Browse button

Step 2: Then click on Repair to repair your file

Step 3: After the repair process is complete, you can view the file using Preview feature

Step 4: Then save your file to a desired location.

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