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How to Fix GoPro Video Errors | Choppy, Jerky, Broken

Summary: In this article you will find solution to all your GoPro video problems and errors that you might come across while using GoPro. In case you have lost any videos or have a damaged or corrupt video, this article helps you with that as well. Promise yourself to stick till the end, we assure you to fix your GoPro issue.

In case you have a corrupt GoPro video file and looking for a quick fix, make use of this GoPro Video Repair Software by Remo and fix GoPro video file easily.

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I am not the only one who loses their mind looking at videos shot on GoPro. You can be a content creator or a motorcycle rider or a adventure sportsmen, irrespective of what you do, you will be owning a GoPro or have plans of having one.

That’s the magic of GoPro cameras and their impeccable capacity to capture such alluring moments that leaves us in awe.

Table of Contents
GoPro Camera Freezing GoPro Export Error Code 30
GoPro Choppy Video Playback GoPro SD card error
GoPro Videos not Playing on My Computer GoPro Says SD card is Full
GoPro Studio fails to Import Videos GoPro Stuck in Update Mode
GoPro Export Failed Error in Mac Repair GoPro Videos

It is clear that you can’t afford to lose those videos and would do anything to get back those GoPro video files in its original form. If you are one of those GoPro users having any trouble accessing your videos or facing any GoPro issues, this article is for you.

This brief compilation of GoPro video errors and solution to fix those problems will certainly help you and you can get back to playing with your camera.

The issues range from GoPro videos getting choppy or blurry to GoPro camera freezing and SD card errors. This article has got all of it covered.

GoPro Errors and solutions

1. GoPro camera freezes

Although GoPro cameras are designed and developed to perform better at extreme conditions, sometimes due to both external and internal factors they tend to freeze or hang. You can fix this issue by turning off WIFI, GPS and resetting the camera by pressing the mode button.

Having a video freezing issue not able to fix it? You might find this info on video freezing interesting.

2. GoPro choppy video playback

Choppy video playback is a common issue among GoPro videos which are commonly encountered across all versions of GoPro from Hero to Hero 8. The high quality videos does requires a bare minimum of high end specifications on your computer to play the video files easily. However, in some cases a videos will also have audio video sync issues and video corruption also is a reason behind GoPro videos getting choppy, blurry or freezing.

Following are some of the workarounds that will certainly help you fix GoPro choppy or jerky videos:

  • Use VLC Media Player to fix choppy GoPro videos by enabling speed tricks
  • After the above step, you might update your device drivers as well. Outdated device drivers also make your GoPro video files choppy.
  • Verify if your computer meets minimum requirements to play GoPro video files

3.  GoPro videos not playing on my Computer:

Why won’t GoPro videos play on my computer?

There are various reasons behind why your GoPro video files are not playing on your computer.

Computer not having minimum system requirement to play GoPro video files is one primary reason. Apart from this, there are various errors that pop while playing GoPro videos like Can’t play video, File not found, error code 0xc00d36c4.

Follow the below mentioned steps to fix unplayable GoPro video files:

  • Verify if your computer meets minimum requirements to play GoPro video files
  • Try Playing GoPro videos with a media player which supports HEVC to easily play 4K GoPro videos
  • Compressing video files is another way to make them playable
  • Free up RAM and try playing the video
  • If any of the above-mentioned solutions doesn’t help you fix the GoPro Video then you should verify whether your GoPro video file is corrupt.

How do you fix a corrupt GoPro Video?

When corrupt or damaged video is the reason behind GoPro video not playing then you should repair GoPro video with the help of a video repair tool.

Remo Video Repair Software is your go to tool to repair video files of any corruption. Built with an advanced repair algorithm Remo can easily fix your GoPro video files in no time. Download and try the tool for free now. 

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Repair Choppy, Jerky or Unplayable GoPro Videos with Remo:

To repair choppy GoPro videos or unplayable GoPro videos due to video corruption, download and install Remo Video Repair Software. Follow the below mentioned steps:

  • Launch the tool, Select the GoPro video file that needs to be repaired
  • If you are repairing a MOV video file the tool might ask for a reference video file for a precision video repair.
    select corrupt gopro video to repair
  • Provide the reference video file and click on Repair
  • After completion of the repair process you can preview the repaired video file and if you are satisfied Save the video file on to desired location.

4.  GoPro Studio video fails to import videos

GoPro Studio is must have tool for all for its users to enhance and make their videos better. However, GoPro Studio which helps in video editing is not free from errors and one such error is encountered when GoPro fails to import video files and throws the error Unable to play file. File may be corrupted or in an unsupported format.

Follow the below mentioned steps to fix GoPro Studio error:

  • Make sure the video you are trying to import is stored on your internal hard drive
  • Verify your device drivers are updated and see if your graphic cards are compatible with GoPro Studio
  • Make sure you are importing the video file on to GoPro Studio with respect to the file format you have chosen to import.

If this doesn’t fix your problem trying playing the same 4k videos on VLC media player that GoPro Studio failed to import. This will verify if there’s any issue with the video.

In case the video fails to play in any other media player, it is recommended that you try to repair your GoPro video files.

5.  GoPro Export Failed Error in Mac (No output Top Video and output Bottom Video)

GoPro export failed error is a common error that is usually encountered in MacOS. The reason behind this error still remains unknown. However, we found that using incompatible SD cards in GoPro can lead to this error.
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Follow the below mentioned steps to fix this error:

  • The first step is obviously to verify if you are using the recommended SD cards for GoPro
  • Trimming certain part of video is another option to fix this error. To do this you should know which part of the video is responsible for this export error.

Moreover, you will be losing a part of video file when you trim. Hence, we recommend you to repair the corrupt video file using Remo Video Repair Software rather than trimming the video file.

6.  GoPro Export Error Code 30

GoPro export error code 30 is similar to the previous error. The video usually gets exported until certain point and then returns this GoPro export error code 30.

The solution to fix this error remains same as the solution to the previous one. You will have to trim the video from the point where it throws the error. There are other workarounds for this error code 30 in GoPro which you can refer here.

7.  GoPro SD card Error or GoPro No SD error

GoPro says no SD error is one of the most common error where the SD card doesn’t show up in the camera. This error is common across all versions of GoPro. Following are the common workarounds to fix this error:

  • Verify your GoPro is updated to the latest version
  • Format the GoPro SD card to fix this No SD error

You might be wondering, whether to format the SD card thinking about the existing data on the SD card. Unfortunately, you have to fix the error to easily solve the error. However, on the bright side you can recover your lost GoPro video files with the help of Remo video recovery software.

8.  GoPro error SD card is full

SD card showing it full in spite of having enough memory space is another common GoPro error. The solution to fix this is GoPro SD card full error is as follows:

  • Verify whether your GoPro is up to date
  • Try fixing SD card with the help of CHKDSK
  • Finally, if none of the above-mentioned methods work you have to format your SD card to fix this error.

Formatting SD card will result in data loss but helps you in fixing the error

Remo SD card recovery Software is the industry standard when it comes to getting back data from SD cards with various issues. Be it your 4k videos shot on GoPro or the photos and important documents, Remo can recover everything in a flash. Download and try the tool for free now.

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9.  GoPro Stuck in Update Mode

This is a common problem in GoPro when trying to update your GoPro firmware. Follow the below mentioned steps that should help you fix this GoPro issue:

  • Remove the SD card on your camera
  • Reinsert the battery of your camera
  • Try downloading the update to the SD card and install the same

Manually downloading the update should help you fix this GoPro error, if not you can contact GoPro for support.

10. Other GoPro Issues:

Apart from all the above-mentioned GoPro video errors there are other common issues like GoPro battery draining off quickly and battery bacpac causing audio problems. All of these errors mainly occur due to poor handling of GoPro cameras. There is no particular solution to this than suggesting you guys to handle your camera better.

Final Words:

This article was a compilation of various GoPro video errors and issues related to GoPro camera. We hope we were able to shed light on the problem you are facing and guide you in the right direction to fix the issue. Let us know in the comment box below if you were successful in getting your issue fixed with the help of this article or if you have any questions related to Remo Video Repair Software.

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Molly Owen

Molly is the Lead Technical Specialist with distinguished knowledge and understanding of Mac computers and operating systems. Being a veteran photographer and video recovery specialist, Molly’s expertise on video formats and file repair has helped restore a lot of videos and cherished memories of users.

As a technical specialist she also believes in learning and spreading knowledge about the current and trending aspects of various media formats, Adobe Photoshop and macOS troubleshooting. A full-fledged learner, caffeine-lover and a firm-believer that technology would make the world a better place.

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