"When transferring a .mov file to an external hard drive the file somehow became damaged. The full file size is still listed but it had no time frame and will not open up in players. Is there any way that I can repair my .mov video file so that it plays again?"
MOV, developed by Apple Computer, is a MPEG-4 video container and also a common multimedia format using a proprietary compression algorithm. It is mainly used in Apple's QuickTime for saving movies and other video files, compatible with both Macintosh and Windows platforms. Some DVCPRO (HD) files and devices like CCTV and HD cameras that capture the video are also MOV ones.
There are instances when such file formats fail to open or become inaccessible. It could be due to a software failure, or any interruption while transferring the file. Also, there are various other reasons like the use of poor video editors or improper downloads that can make the MOV or any other video file corrupt. A corrupt or damaged MOV file fails to open in any media player including the QuickTime. For example:
Recoverit MOV Video Repair for Mac is designed that can scan your corrupt MOV file and repair .mov videos efficiently. It can deal with all types of MOV file issues and reproduce the file with its original clarity. MOV is a flexible multimedia video format most used on Mac. These are quite often vulnerable to damage due to certain events that occur all of a sudden, such as header, format, duration, movement, and other kinds of corruption in the system.
Moreover, having this MOV Video Repair, you will also be able to repair MOV video files on Mac that are generated by devices like HD cameras, digital camcorders, and Smartphones.
You can preview repaired MOV videos before saving them on the computer.
You can use the below-mentioned steps to repair corrupt or damaged MOV video files using this MOV Video Repair software.
Step 1 Download the Mac video repair tool on your MacBook and launch it. Add your damaged MOV video files from the folder or directly drag them to the program.
Step 2 Clicking the "Repair" button, Recoverit Video Repair tool starts repairing damaged MOV video files. Only a few minutes are needed.
Step 3 After the repairing process, you can usually preview the videos to confirm the repair quality. Then, click "Save" to get a well-repaired file.
Step 4 What if video files are not repaired successfully? Go to the Advanced Video Repair mode, which asks you to add a sample video. The sample file should come from the same device and have the same video format as the damaged video.
Step 5 The sample video file can increase the repair rate by analyzing the video data. Finally, choose the repaired MOV video files and save them to a destination.
After the saving process is complete, a confirmation message showing a link to the location of saved MOV Video files is displayed. You can click the View Saved Files button to visit the location. Simply download and have a try the best MOV Video Repair software.