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How to Repair Corrupt MOV/MP4 Video File

If you have tried fixing your corrupt video using VLC or free method, it is recommended for you to directly make use of video repair software. Choosing the right one is the most important part! You cannot try repairing your precious video using random software just because it claims to be free. Instead, go with the tried and tested tool that is renowned across the globe for its safety. Yes, Remo Repair Video is the people’s choice when it comes to repairing videos of various file formats like MOV, MP4, AVI, DIVX, etc.

Turning your corrupt, damaged, or broken video file into a healthy playable video file had never been this simple. This article finds free methods to repair video files without any hassle. Along with this, you can also learn about the industry-leading video repair software, that you can try for free to repair video files. Be it MOV, MP4, AVI, or any video file, Remo Repair Video is here for you.

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Why is My Video File Not Playing?

How to fix Corrupt or Damaged Video Files?

Why is My Video File Not Playing?

You might have asked this question several times and failed to find an answer. Let us see what are common scenarios lead to video corruption below before we go on to fix them: 

  • Improper conversion of video file formats 
  • Editing on unreliable video editors 
  • Interruption while transferring video files 
  • Video header corruption 
  • Audio Video getting out of sync 
  • Virus or malware infection 

These are some of the common symptoms or scenarios of video file getting corrupt or damaged. Now follow the below mentioned methods to start your video repair process. 

How to fix Corrupt or Damaged Video Files?

There are multiple ways to fix a corrupt video file as mentioned below. You can click on the free methods to start with the video repair process. If the free methods don’t fix your video or if you are sure that you have a corrupt or damaged video file, you can directly click on the second link to go ahead on start using Remo Video Repair Software.

1. Repair Corrupted Video Files With VLC Player 

Although the primary function of the VLC player is to play media files, the tool also provides features that can help you fix video files. Below mentioned are few ways you can make use of VLC media player to repair video files:

A) Repair Videos with an inbuilt fix feature:

You can repair AVI video files with the help of the fix feature available in the VLC media player. However, if you are looking into repairing videos of any other file format, it is better to change the file extension to .avi and follow the below-mentioned steps: 

  • Launch the VLC player, click on Tools
    vlc home screen select tools and go to preferences
  • Go to Preferences, go to Input Codecs
  • Under damaged or incomplete AVI file, click on the Ask for action drop-down list 
  • Click on Always fix
    click on input codecs and select always fix option to repair corrupt video file
  • Click on Save and try playing the video file if it's fixed. 

If the above-mentioned method fails to help you fix corrupt video files, then you can make use of the next method.

B) Make Unplayable Video files Play by converting using VLC 

To make an unplayable video file play with VLC, follow the below-mentioned steps: 

  • Launch the VLC player, go to Media 
  • Click on Convert or Save
    click on media and go to convert or save to start repairing
  • Click on Add and insert the corrupt video file
    select the corrupt video file to be repaired and click on convert or save 
  • Now click on Convert or Save 
  • Mention the Destination file location and provide a input codec from the list
    select desired profile from the desired list
  • Click on Start 

Try playing the video file after following the above-mentioned steps to see if you have fixed the corrupt video file. If you were not able to repair your MOV or MP4 file with manual methods, it is high time to make use of the best video repair software.

2. Repair Video Files on Mac Using QuickTime Player

You can repair corrupt video files on Mac with the help of QuickTime player. Follow the below-mentioned methods to easily fix them without any hassle: 

  • Launch QuickTime Player and open or import the corrupt or damaged video file 
  • Go to Window and click on Show Movie Inspector 
  • Upon clicking on this, you will be able to see all the details of the video file 
  • You will also be seeing a video error related to the video corruption
  • You can simply search for the specific video error code online and find a way to fix it.  

If you didn’t find any solution to fix the damaged video, you can use Remo’s Video Repair Software for Mac.

3. Repair Video Files [mp4 and mov] Using Remo Video Repair Software 

Remo Repair Video is a powerful video repair software designed to safely fix video files like MOV, MP4, AVI, XVID, DIVX, etc. The advanced repair algorithm and read-only mechanism of this tool ensure the safety of corrupt video files. Remo can easily fix your video file and make it playable with no effort. The tool is completely free to download. Try the tool now and preview your repaired videos for free!  

To repair video files that are broken, corrupt, or damaged, download and install Remo Video Repair Software and follow the below steps:

  • Launch Remo Video Repair Software, select the corrupt video file by clicking on Select File
    repair video file with the help of Remo video repair software
  • If you are trying to repair corrupt mp4 or MOV files, then you must provide a reference a video file by clicking on Choose Reference MOV File
    provide a reference video file to fix the corrupt MOV or MP4 file
  • Now click on Repair to start repairing the corrupt or damaged video file
  • After completion of the video repair process, you can Preview the repaired video file to judge the success rate of the video repair process. 
  • If you are satisfied with the video repair, then activate the software and Save the Video file to the desired location.

Note: If you have accidentally deleted a video file or lost it due to unsaved during a video editing process, you can recover video files easily without any hassle. Check the above link for more info.

Things You Can Do To Avoid Video Corruption

  • Never use any unreliable tools to convert or edit the video files 
  • Never interrupt the process of video transfer 
  • Always have a backup of video files 
  • Protect your computer with a trusted Antivirus software

Final Words: 

You can't anticipate how and when your video file is going to stop playing due to some corruption. The only way you can save yourself from losing your video files is by maintaining a video backup. However, if you ever come across a damaged or corrupted video file you got Remo Video Repair Software by your side. 

Do let us know your thoughts in the comment section below and let us know if you were having any trouble following the solution mentioned in the article. 

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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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