Free/Manual Methods to Repair Corrupted/Damaged MP4 Video Files

Multimedia is an integral part of everyone’s life in some or other way. Out of it, the most popular and fascinating one is the videos. Videos media is available in all sectors for business information sharing, social networking, business networking, academic tutorials, personal tutorials and a lot more. So, sharing of videos is also a common task between different people. It is a blessing that the videos required at the time for display functions accurately otherwise it could be a nightmare and cause of unrequired tension.

MP4 videos are quite popular and desirable at present. At the same time, multiple users face issue like not playing, not supported, incorrect extension or corruption and ultimately the video cannot be displayed as a result of corruption. We can consider the reasons for the corruptions as interrupted internet connection while video downloading, header file is corrupted, abrupt power shutdown while the video was playing, risky and unreliable sites download, etc.

At the first place, user should note down the important precaution measures to avoid such situation.

  • Eject external devices safely only after completion of upload/download
  • Make a habit of regular backup of files
  • Avoid video recording at low batteries
  • Use video players of only trusted resources
  • With storage quota almost full, avoid video recording

Now it is the time to head on towards the basic manual techniques which a user can adopt to repair corrupt mp4 video files. The manual techniques that we are talking about includes the use of VLC Media Player in the processes. I hope almost every user knows about VLC player and got it installed in their particular systems. If not, then it is recommended to download and install the VLC Media Player in the systems.

Repair Corrupt MP4 Video Files Manually with VLC Media Player

VLC Media Repair plays an important role in the manual method for the video file repair as it holds the functionality to repair broken or formatted file with half video download also. Without wasting any time, let us have the focused discussion over the solutions.

Recovery with VLC Media Player – Open with

The basic task which you can perform primarily as the solution is right-clicking on the corrupted video file and then following Open With>>VLC Media Player. The crashed video file can be repaired and surprisingly get opened with the VLC Media Player. So, try giving this method a chance

Recover with VLC Media Player – Video Replication

In this solution, first you need to have a copy of the corrupted video file as a security measure. After this, select the copied file and press F2. Now, rename the file name and change the extension to .avi. The file extension is changed as VLC Media Player is expert in repairing the crashed .avi videos. Further, follow these steps for the video repair through VLC.

  1. Start the VLC Media Player. On the menu bar, click on Tools menu and select the Preferences option from the drop-down list.
    Start the VLC Media Player
  2. Now, move to the Input/Codecs tab and click on it. It will open the Input/Codec Settings dialogue box. Here, move to the Files section, browse and add the corrupted video file path and against Damaged or complete AVI file, choose Always fix option from the drop-down list. Finally, click on Save.
    Add the corrupted video file path
  3. The video file repair process will get start and gets finished after sometime.
  4. Try playing the video file in any player and see if the problem is fixed or not.
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