Hi everyone glad to see you it's Michael from the recovery team back with more practical data solutions. Now videos are surrounding us, and I'm, pretty sure you watch a lot of downloaded videos, you'll probably stream a lot of content online or probably during these nice, stay-at-home days, you're looking into a lot of your archives and recordings, favorite mp4 files from your GoPro or probably some videos, which were shot with your favorite DSLR, no matter what we use. We sometimes have encountered an. Issue with playing back a video file and more precisely a mp4 since mp4 is among the most common video formats, mostly the issues you might encounter are exactly related to it and today's video is about that how to repair corrupted mp4 files.
First thing we need to sort out is why exactly we cannot open a mp4 video file? And two reasons could be diverse. A possible route costs could be a virus or malware or phone or storage device issues or just an unreliable website. We have downloaded it from.Also, there are going to be problems if the mp4 file header or extension is broken or damaged, or if the file was damaged while moving from one source to another, or if we had a network interruption or the source is being temporarily removed from the place where we are downloading it from, or if there has been an issue with the compression, the editing the rendering or processing and the other possible causes if somebody has changed the file extension or the video format or used an unreliable third-. Party software to edit any of these video files, all of these are common and possible reasons of why you can't open your mp4 video files, which I mentioned the most common one, though imagine you're shooting a video with the camera.
The battery goes down. The camera cannot recall the video until the end. And then you get a nice beautiful, large, unreadable, mp4 file. So the question is how to recall that? Well, most of the if the file has been downloaded from the internet, the easiest way is to try to. Redownload it from the very same source and let's say that gives success in more than 50% of the cases or alternatively. If the video file that is corrupted was on your SD card, try to copy it again.
If that doesn't work hang on because we're starting the troubleshooting, and I'll present, you are a few ways of how we can recover these mp4 files, let's start with the first method and see how we can fix a corrupted mp4 with VLC media player. This is a freeware multi-platform software, meaning that it doesn't. Matter if you use macOS or Windows as an operating system, just download installed launch VLC, once you have it running keep the media from the menu bar scroll down to the convert and save option the convert video wizard is going to open up, and you need to add your corrupted video after adding click convert safe and proceed. You should give a name to the file and then click the start button.
Is it going to convert your file into AVI format? Now, open VLC head on to the Tools menu, followed by the. Preferences, select the option always fix in the damaged or ink, bleeds AVI file option and select the Save button. Now you can try to play the repaired video to see if that works does it work?
Well, if not we keep on trying the next option is to copy the file in order to gain accessibility here's, how to do that make a copy of your original mp4 file and rename it to AVI open VLC, choose preference from the Tools menu, go to input, codecs tab, choose always fixed and hit on the Save button, and I'll. Try. To play the video in order to find out if everything has been fixed. If these two completely freeware methods did no work and do not help.
Our recommendation would be to use a professional grade software to try to recover your mp4 files. There are a number of options on the market. But we can recommend the best out of these, which is our Wondershare video repair software.
This tool is available for and macOS and comes to rescue your corrupted, mp4 files, no matter what within just a few clicks it. Supports a wide range of file formats, completely secure to use and let's see how that works let's open the tool on the interface that appears we need to click in the center, where we see the message, add video and start repairing or alternatively. We can hit on the Add button at the bottom left side of the interface. While we add the video file we're going to be shown the details of our file. The path decides the created date and more information.
We can now click on the repair button, which is. Available at the bottom, and when the repairing is done we're going to be asked to preview and save the video. So we hit OK to proceed we're going to be able to notice the mini triangle icon. This is going to help us preview. The video content to check if everything is.
Alright, if everything is good, then we save the video on the PC. And we enjoy in some situations. Your mp4 files could be really badly damaged. So in these cases, we simply go and choose the advanced video repair option here's, how to do that. We go ahead, and we select the advanced repair link at the right corner of the screen. Then we hit the folder icon and get the sample video to be added.
We click the repair button. And now the advanced repair is going to start doing its job and magic to repair the corrupted video. Then we hit the Save button and decide the path where we want the file to be preserved. So, yeah, bad things happen in life, and it's important. We have the right software in order to overcome these troubles and our video repair. Solution is the one addressing the most common issue that often happens with, you know, action cameras or DSLR, especially if we have captured beautiful and before videos, well, I, really hope.
This video was fun for you. And even more hope that this tutorial has helped you to recover your broken mp4 files. If that's the case then make sure to say, good wood in the comments below, if you have any questions again, we're reading. And if you haven't subscribed yet, do it in order to get more practical data.
Solutions, my name is Michael I, can't, wait to see you in the next episode bye.