Remember: the less modifications you do on your storage media that holds damaged video file(s), the higher the chance for recovery! For instance, if you accidentally deleted your videos on a file system level (e.g. with File Manager or Media Player) and then used Recuva / Get Data Back / File Recovery / Various Undelete apps to restore the files and then you find out they are not playable, there is a very low chance this procedure will actually help you in that case!
Answer: You cannot execute it like an ordinary program :) Watch the video tutorial carefully, you must first run Command Prompt (terminal) and call recover_mp4.exe from a command line. Sorry, this tool does not come with a GUI (Graphical User Interface).
The above dir command will list your files and directories, along file sizes in bytes, and you should see all of them in the list (e.g. ffmpeg.exe, recover_mp4.exe, your good.mp4 and bad.mp4 files and so on). From there, you should follow up tutorial exactly as in the video.
On the other hand, if you recorded a live-action video with hardware camera (e.g. your holiday shenanigans), which are non-repeatable in nature, it is often worth the trouble of restoration procedure. Be aware/keep in mind that custom video repairs may cost you a lot of $$$!
Answer: No. We are not a professional video repair service! We wrote this article in good will, with the best of hope that it will help someone out there in the similar situation. We neither create/develop video repair software tools, nor provide repair service for free or otherwise.
Answer: Unfortunately, this file is, indeed, non-repairable because there is NOTHING to repair! If you open your bad.mp4 video file with a HEX Editor (low-level file utility that reads all files in their true binary formats), you will see that except maybe the header, entire file is filled with 0 bytes. This means that either there was a storage recovery error, copy-paste error, and that the actual file content is permanently lost on the storage medium. Your only hope, if the file was previously accidentally deleted, is to use another scan and recovery tool, that might recover it properly.
Answer: If you watched video tutorial till the end at 4:50, I received exactly the same notice regarding framerate, but the result (fixed file) was perfectly playable! In fact, result.h264 was playable already, too, as shown in the video. Ignore that error / warning and go through the end. Later, you may use MediaInfo tool to check meta data. If it refuses to play in hardware-based players (stand-alone equipment), you may need to re-encode again with some video editor.
(March 2018) It is not clear at this moment whether recover_mp4 tool will remain free of charge, or turn into a fully commercial web-based repair service. There are several indicators pointing into that direction:
Sir i cannot have a reference video because i used my laptop to record the video using manycam. I tried your alot of video repair and steps but it doesnt work. But the mp4 file itself has a size of 47mb but it wont play
You may try your luck with VirtualDub, but before opening the AVI file, tick the box Ask for extended options after this dialog, then tick the box to re-derive key frames. This might save the video part, at least, but no guarantees.
Probably part was lost either because it was overwritten or fragmented, depends if video was damaged (non-finalized recording) or restored from deletion. If later is the case, you can try to restore it with some other tool which can deal with fragmentation better and try again (see above comment).
I followed the instructions and recovered a corrupted video from the spy app in my phone. thank u soo much. at the end of the day is not that complicated, just require some work and reading it carefully.
Is the file 1.mp4 small in size Does it have any meaningful size in the first place You may have to recover it properly with some other undelete or video recovery tool first, see my other replies and suggestions.
In some cases, tool will generate a lot of warnings, but the end recovered.h264 or recovered.mp4 files will be actually fixed / playable! You must test them in your media player (VLC or MPC HC are recommended). I have fixed several such videos, and they were fine, despite the warnings.
Hello! I have a 4GB file with 1h15 recording. I used the method of your video and it restored twenty three minutes of the video, the first 1GB. Does this mean that the rest of the file has no hope of recovery Thanks for the help.
To use the program you must have a reference video recorded using the same device, with the same settings, which means it's not suitable for recovering single videos you've downloaded or otherwise found somewhere.
Please note: this demo version of the program only repairs the first half of your target video. But that's enough to prove it works (or not), and it does at least save the partially recovered movies to disk (you're not restricted to an in-program preview).
Recoveryfix Video Repair software helps to repair corrupt/damaged video files of almost every format, including MP4, MOV, MPEG, MJPEG, MTS, M4V, AVI, M4A, AVCHD, WEBM, ASF, WMV, FLV, 3G2, 3GP, F4V, etc. You can repair a file of any size without any limitations.
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We filmed wedding footage with Canon 7D and T3i/600D DSLR. One of the SD cards from the last wedding prompted a \"Format before Use\" error message. While panicking, here's what we did to recover the files. The corrupted media was Sandisk Extrrem HD 16 Class 6 memory card. Sandisk has replaced this card with the Sandisk Extreme 16GB Class 10 version. We tried the following data recovery programs. RecuvaRecuva by Piriform is a free data recovery program. We have successfully recovered audio files on SD card in the past. Unfortunately, since the SD card won't be mounted with a drive letter, Recuva refuses to carry any scanning. No luck! RescueProRescuePro by LC-Technology is a professional data recovery program. The standard version can be obtained free for a one-year license when purchasing any Sandisk Extreme series memory card. We are able to recover 22 .MOV files. However, none of the recovered .mov files are playable. Sandisk tech support refered us to LC-Technology for further troubleshooting. After talking LC-Tech support, it was determined the H.264 .MOV files cannot be recovered with RescuePro Standard version. Only the Deluxe version ($69.95) \"might\" be able to restore HD .MOV files. On top of that, they offers a mail-in media service program to have data recovery performed in their facility. For a 16GB memory card, the standard cost is $225. Active@ File RecoveryActive@ File Recovery ($34.95) by LSoft Technologies Inc. successfully recovers 25 .MOV files from the same memory card. However, they were all not playable too. BadCopy ProBadCopy Pro ($39.95) by Jufsoft successfully restores 31 .MOV files. But still, none of the file is playable. EaseUSEaseUS ($69.95) comes with a free trial allowing recover up to 1GB of data. We tried to recover one .MOV files but the file is yet also not playable. Changing Recovery StrategySince we are very confident the movie content on the SD card were not overwritten, we started to think the issue is not the corrupted SD card. It might be the lost of the complex H.264 file structure that was needed to be recovered. With a bit of google search, we found two DSLR MOV repair tools, one for Mac and one for PC. Remo Repair MOV by Remo Software for Mac HD Video Repair Utility ($128 US) by Grau GbR for PC We tried HD Video Repair Utility. The demo version offers restoring half the length of the video file. A reference playable .MOV file is needed (or any .MOV file recorded by the same camera) in the process so it knows how to reconstruct the corrupted MOV files structure. BAM! It successfully recovers the wedding footage. $128 is bit deep. However, it's priceless to restore valuable footage that cannot be reproduced. Reading from other blog posts, earlier version 1.5 was actually a freeware/donateware. If you want to save some money, you can search really hard on the Internet to find any Ver 1.5 floating around. There is a trick in doubling the file size so restoring half actually means restoring the entire video. Lesson LearnedIt was a mistake we made at the beginning that we \"move\" the .mov files from SD card instead of copying. We should have locked the Write Protect tab on the card before all footages were successfully transferred. Sandisk provides a lifetime warranty on their Extreme series media. We called Sandisk to arrange for a new replacement card. 153554b96e