How to repair corrupted or broken video files?

When you play a video file, your media player takes the information, the relevant codecs, and translates the data into a video that you can see. When some of this information is incorrect or goes missing, the video file becomes corrupted and your media player will be unable to play the file or in some cases can’t play the file at all. If you encounter this problem on movie file that is the file is not playing on QuickTime media player, then you can read here for resolving this issue.

An error saying a video file is damaged is equal to the notification saying “check engine” in your car. It doesn’t tell you what the problem is or how to fix it. The notice is frustrating and you just know that something wrong is going on. Just like engine problems, video files can be damaged in any number of ways.

The corrupted/damaged video file can be of different formats. This software can fix MPEG, MOV and MP4 video file format.

Let’s see some common scenarios that lead to corruption of a video file

Video file may become corrupt for any number of reasons, including hard drive errors or failures, user error or the presence of malware on the drive. Repairing your corrupt video file enables you to once again view its contents.

Consider a scenario, where you were shooting a video with your video camera and suddenly it stops working. When you connect it to your system, you found that all the videos which were captured were gone. You recovered these video files using recovery software, but when you tried to play the file it displayed an error message saying “Couldn't open the file”. In such case, what will you do? Don’t Worry!!! At this situation, you need Video Repair Software to overcome such problems.

There are several other reasons due to which video gets corrupted or becomes inaccessible. Some of the possible and main causes are -

  • Files system corruption of Volume/partition containing video may lead to corruption
  • The video files may get corrupted due to operating system crash
  • Hardware failure during startup causes system crash which in turn causes video file corruption
  • Improper system shutdown during the video file is in use, is also responsible for file corruption
  • Power failure while moving files from one drive to another may result in corruption

What does Video Repair Software can do for you?

There are several programs that can repair a corrupted video, but when you use them they may lead to other problems, like non-synced audio and video. Fo rmore details, visit

Video Repair Software is the best among them. It is a powerful and malware-free tool that can fix your corrupted video effectively. It can repair corrupted / damaged video files after recovery error. This tool can repair Canon MOV files and also the MOV files created on digital camcorders like Casio, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Contour, GoPro, Fujifilm, Samsung, Sanyo XACTI and even iPhone.

With the increase in technology there are various formats of video files that can be developed. Different types of video files vary on their quality and size with different extensions. Among those video files MP4 is most popluar video format that can be played in iPods. As a result of certain scenarios those video files get corrupted leading to loss of valuable information. Go to to know how to repair MP4 videos and recover them.

Follow these directions to repair the corrupted video –

1. Download & install Video Repair software on your system. Login as administrator and run the tool. Select the corrupted video file.

Fix Corrupt Video Files - Welcome Screen

Figure A. Main Screen

2. Click on “Repair” button.

Fix Corrupt Video Files - Click Repair

Figure B. Click Repair

3. Wait until the file is being repaired.

Fix Corrupt Video Files - Repairing

Figure C. Repairing

4. This screen shows the repairing summary including video file details like size, creation date, etc.

Fix Corrupt Video Files - Repaired

Figure D. Repaired

5. Click on “Preview Repaired File” to see the repaired file and save it by clicking “Save Repaired File”.

Fix Corrupt Video Files - Save Repaired file

Figure D. Save Repaired File

Tips & Warnings
Save your new file under a different name so that you don't overwrite the old file and lose all of the data.

See AVI repair on Mac to fix corrupted AVI files on Mac OS.