MOV video file format developed by Apple INC is a quite popular platform, especially for Mac users. It stores data very efficiently and allows for easy editing of the files.
It becomes a bit of a hassle for some users however as MOV files have been specifically developed on QuickTime Media Player and very few players support this type of file format.
In addition, MOV files, like all files, can also get corrupted and become practically useless but like all files, they can easily be repaired. This, my good friend, is essentially what this article is all about. Please! Take a seat!
MOV files can get corrupted and by extension become unplayable due to a host of factors. Some of the possible issues that can cause video files to become corrupted have been detailed below:
If the intended shutdown process in not followed sequentially, the structures of MOV video files can get damaged causing the files to operate abnormally.
Applications that do not have the capacity to play MOV video files can damage or overwrite the file headers if they are used to play the files. This can make the file data corrupt and inaccessible. (Fix the error of "Cannot play the file")
Not all applications can efficiently convert MOV files to more common formats and as such, multiple problems can easily develop during such conversions.
The files can easily become corrupted if the application used for such conversions are ineffectual or if the conversion was interrupted.
If the process of file transfer between two or more mediums is abruptly or prematurely terminated, files can easily get corrupted.
When videos are compressed in order to reduce the size, they can easily become corrupted especially if the right application is not used or the process is not followed to a logical conclusion.
The storage medium of a video can affect the viability of a video if the medium has problems of its own. Issues such as bad sectors on hard drives
or hard drives with physical damage can all cause a video to become corrupted.
Virus attacks, whether specifically targeting files or general in nature can all tamper with the internal structure of a video file thereby corrupting it.
If a MOV file becomes corrupted, the situation can still be salvaged using the appropriate tools of the trade. Tools that you are going to be shown how to use to repair corrupted MOV files.
While QuickTime player has a lot of features such as editing, trimming, looping, saving, and reverting of video files, it does not possess the advanced features needed to repair severely damaged files.
If Quick Time Player detects a severely damaged file, it simply shows a Black Screen error message.
Nevertheless, QuickTime player can repair marginally damaged videos automatically but if the file is severally damaged, there is very little that QuickTime player can do about it; You may have to examine other methods to repair your file.
If all the above methods fail to resolve the errors, then you can use Recoverit to repair the errors with the video files.
Recoverit Video Repair is an advanced video repair tool that allows for the repair of Videos due to errors such as Change in video format File, read and write errors, Playing Video errors like "video not playing" or "error loading media file" issues amongst others.
Recoverit can easily rectify flickering in videos, choppy videos, video playback interruptions all with a mere click of a button.
This highly efficient tool supports multiple video formats such as MOV, MP4, M2TS, MKV, MTS, 3GP, AVI and FLV. This wide range of formats means that it almost a certainty that Recoverit would be able to handle whatever you throw at it.
Follow the steps below to use Recoverit in simple repair mode.
Advance repair mode:
This mode is more suited to video files that are severely corrupted. Advance Repair accordingly allows you to repair it by adding a Sample File to it. A Sample File is a working file created from the same device and of the same format as the corrupted file.
Recorverit consequently uses the information from the working sample files and repairs the corrupted files. Follow the steps below to repair your video in this mode:
VLC Media Player can be used to repair corrupt MOV files either by using the conversion method or the change of file extension method.
Both methods have been detailed below for you:
To install the required codec, do the following
VLC Media Player can not only play videos; it can also convert videos to various formats including the conversion of MOV files to MP4 format. Follow the instructions below on how to convert MOV. Files to Mp4 format.
MOV is a video format file developed by Apple INC and it was envisioned to support its QuickTime movie player.
It is unique among other file formats as it uses a specialized process of storing data as tracks. A track, in this case, stores a particular type of data that is stored in a multimedia container file.
There are several such tracks present in the container with each track holding a particular type of data such as text, audio or video.
The use of a distinct design gives MOV files an edge over other types of file formats due to its ease of editing and extensive ability to weave with other media.
You can play MOV files using the following players:
Windows users can also use Mac’s default player, Quicktime, to play videos.
As of 2016, however, Apple INC no longer supports Quicktime Player for Windows.
This means that you would only be able to run an older version of QuickTime on Windows and you cannot receive official security updates from Apple INC.
You can play MOV. Files on Windows by using the newest version of Windows Media Player (Version 12). Windows Media Player is pre-installed on your Windows PC.
The VLC media player is a superb player that can play MOV Files and is supported by both Windows and Macs. In addition to MOV. Files, it also supports an extraordinarily wide range of video formats including formats like M4V, MKV, AVI, WMV, FLV, MTS, VOB, AVCHD, M2TS, and MP3.
If you want to open a MOV file without converting it first, you should use a compatible media player.
Default media players of Apple devices and Windows 10 computers are able to play MOV files without any additional plugins.
You can also open MOV files on a computer by using Google Drive by backing up the videos to the online storage platform. This allows you to stream the MOV file from any browser on a computer.
You can use Quicktime Player to crop and cut MOV files on any video that can be opened with Quicktime Player.
Follow the instructions below to use the application for that purpose:
Save/export your trimmed video.
Here tells you what MOV files were all about, why they get corrupted and how to repair them.
You can be the judge and jury and I believe you would reach the same conclusion as I did... Repairing MOV files is not such a big deal!