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Being compatible with almost all media players and streaming platforms MP4 became a standard video format among content creators, filmmakers, etc. However, due to some uncertain situations, even MP4 video might get damaged.
Fortunately, you can easily fix a damaged MP4 video file, refer to the next section for detailed instructions.
Like any other video formats mp4 video files do get corrupt because of the various reasons, let’s understand some of the main causes behind mp4 video corruption.
When an MP4 video is corrupt or broken, it might be either due to a damaged video track or audio track. It is impossible to manually repair these tracks separately. But you can choose to repair MP4 files using a VLC media player if the issue is only with sync.
If the corruption is more than just sync issues or an audio track missing you need an MP4 repair tool that can understand the level of corruption and repair it accordingly. In this article, we have provided easy two methods that can be employed to repair or recover corrupted MP4 files.
To fix minor corruption of MP4 files use the VLC media player method. For corruptions that cannot be mended by the VLC media player, use the Remo Video Repair tool.
Remo flawlessly repairs individual video frames and reconstructs the damaged MP4 video file, thanks to advanced repair algorithms. Once this MP4 video repair tool confirms that the problems are completely resolved, it adjoins the audio and video tracks and saves them on your computer. The best part of this process is it works on read-only mode so the original MP4 video files stay undamaged.
Along with MP4 files, the Remo Video Repair tool also fixes corrupt or damaged video files of various types like MOV, AVI, DIVX, XVID, etc. Remo can access the damaged MP4 video codec, pinpoint the problematic video frame, and repair the MP4 video in no time. You can even use this tool to repair MOV or MP4 files shot on the latest cameras, smartphones, and drones.
Download the Remo Video Repair tool and install it in your system. Run the software.
Click on the Select File option and browse for the video file that needs to be repaired and proceed with the next step.
From the home screen choose a healthy video file as a reference (you can easily shoot or add any reference video taken from same device as the corrupt video) and then select the corrupt MP4 video file by clicking the corrupted file option.
Why should I provide a healthy reference video?
Because every video has a unique codec so when you provide the healthy video, this MP4 video repair tool will take the codec from the healthy file as a reference and repair the corrupted MP4 video file.
By clicking on the Repair button the tool will start the repair process by comparing the parameters of the healthy file with the damaged MP4 file that you want to repair.
After the scanning process, you can preview the repaired video file by clicking on the Preview button and then save the file to your desired location by activating the tool.
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Available for: Windows 11, 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP. It is also available for Mac and it supports the latest macOS Monterey, High Sierra, Catalina, and its previous versions. Click here to repair MP4 video on Mac.
Can VLC Repair MP4?
Yes, VLC media player can fix a damaged or corrupt MP4 video however, the functionalities are very limited. VLC can only fix simple errors, for example, audio out of sync error or audio delay errors. Unfortunately, VLC media player cannot fix complicated errors such as video with broken header or damaged video frames or audio tracks.
To fix complicated errors on MP4 you need to use Remo Video Repair tool, a sophisticated tool that adapts to every risky situation.
If you still want to use the VLC media player to fix corrupted MP4 video files, you can do so by going through the methods listed below.
Follow the below-mentioned steps to increase the cache value in VLC to repair the corrupted MP4 files:
Follow the steps mentioned below to change video Output settings in VLC
You can use a VLC media player to repair MP4 video but it cannot fix severe video corruption. As stated above you can use VLC to only fix minor corruption in MP4 files. If the issue is severe you should try using the first method.
Note: If you lose or delete video files during the repair process you can make use of MP4 Recovery Tool.
If you are mac user trying to fix MP4 video that refuses to play, you can simply try QuickTime media player to fix this issue. Follow the steps mentioned below:
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