How to repair a corrupt video file Fix Damage, Unplayable videos

Friends is your important video file will be corrupt. If it is not playing then in this article how to repair corrupt video file.


Record your videos from your DSLR, Drone Camera or mobile, sometimes Video corrupt, damaged or playback problem. Video play time freezes, or it just doesn’t work. There are many reasons why video files are corrupt. The help of video repair tools is resolved. You know 5 ways To Repair Corrupt Video Files. How do you know if a video file is damaged or corrupt?

How a video file can be damaged or corrupted.

Power Failure: In case of battery failure or power failure during recording, our video file may be corrupted. This type of corrupt video file is easy to repair.

Insufficient Memory: Sometimes it happens that the device in which you are recording your video has less memory space, and if you are not paying attention and recording the video, then the recorded video file is corrupted.

Codec Issues: Video files are compressed using different codecs. Whenever you play or transfer your video file and at the same time if there is a power failure or any other interruptions the codec structure of your video file is damaged and your video is also damaged due to codec structure damage.

Physical Damage: If you have stored your video on a device, if that device is physically damaged, your video will be corrupted even in that situation.

Computer virus: Computer virus can be the biggest cause of corruption of video file or other file of computer. Always download software from a known source.


5 Ways To Repair Corrupt Video Files.

There are some free or paid methods to repair corrupt video files, check the list below and repair your corrupt, damaged, unplayable video files.


1.Rename and add File Extension

2.Digital Video Repair (Free)

3.Recoverit Video Repair

4.Stellar Repair For Video

5.VLC Media Player

  1. Rename and Add File Extension

friends sometime Video file extension (.mp4 .mov .avi) is missing because the video file is not playing. So first of all you have to check whether your video file has extension or not. If video file extension like .mp4 .mov .avi is missing then you have to add video extension. You can turn the extension visibility on and off in the View option.

To add an extension, right click on the Corrupt Video file or choose the Rename option. Now you have to enter the format or extension (.mp4, .mov, .avi) of the video in the name, such as “YourVideo.mp4”.

If your video is playing for an extension, adding an extension will solve the video problem or find a solution here.

2 Digital Video Repair (Free Tool)

Digital Video Repair is a free video repair tool that lets you easily recover AVI, MOV & MP4 files.

General features

Repairing AVI, MOV, MP4, M4V, MP4V, 3G2, 3GP2, 3GP and 3GPP files

new Processing multiple files at once

Detect the corrupt data

Repairing the index of AVI file

Repairing AVI files sized over 2Gb

Fixing AVI files failed in recording

Repairing AVI files without MOVI-chunk

Detect the key-frame for these codecs:


DivX 4, 5


Microsoft MPEG4 (versions 1, 2, 3)

DivX 3.11 and late (versions 1, 2, 3 Low and Fast)

Angel Potion (versions 1 and 2)

Support the Standart AVI file format (Microsoft Video for Windows)

Support the OpenDML AVI file format

Support the MOV file format

Support the MPEG 4 ISO: AVC and HEVC

Processing multi-track video files

You need to download and install Digital Video Repair software. When you open the software you will find some such interface.

You can add your corrupt video file by clicking on the input file.

Click on Output File to set the location or name of the video you want to save.

And finally you have to check & repair.

Download Digital Vedio Repair

3 Recoverit Video Repair

Recover Free is a very popular data recovery software. There is a free or paid version of Recover. I also added Recoverit to my list of Best Free Data Recovery Software. There is also a specially available version of Recoverit for Video Repair. which is one of the best paid video repair solution.


Devices Supported

Windows PC, Mac, Laptop, USB Drive, Hard Drive, Digital Camera, GoPro, DJI Drones, Dashcam, Camcorder, Memory Card, Music Player, Video Player, Zip Drive, CF / xD Card, External Disk, Android Phone, Pen Drive , Floppy Disk, Solid State Drive


File Supprted



Required System

Windows: Windows 7 / Vista / 8/10

Mac: macOS 10.9; macOS 10.15

First of all you need to Recoverit Video repair software Download >> install >> Open

Next you have to add corrupt video and click on Repair. Normal problems can be fixed with basic repair but if not then you have to do advance repair.

For Advance Repair you have to click on Advance Repair.

You need to add a sample video. Sample video means normal, playable video captured from the same device or camera. and finally when you do the repair the repair will be successful.

Download Recovrit Softwere

4 Stellar Repair For Video

Stellar is also a very popular Data Recovery software making company, Stellar also has a dedicated Video repair software Stellar Repair For Video This software from Stellar is very similar to Recoverit Video Repair. This software also gives you the option of advance repair.



Data Type: Digicams, DSLRs, Drones, Surveillance Cameras, Mobile Phones.


Supports File Format: AVI, ASF, WMV, MKV, FLV, DIVX, WEBM, MJPEG, MPEG, AVCHD, MTS, MOV, MP4, M4V, 3G2, 3GP, and F4V


First of all you have to Download >> Install >> Open Stellar Repair for Video.

Next you have to number the corrupt video.

After adding the video you have to click on Repair. Normal problems can be fixed with basic repair but if not then you have to do advance repair.

You need to add a sample video. Sample video means normal, playable video captured from the same device or camera. and finally when you do the repair the repair will be successful.

Finally you have to save the repair video.

Download Steller softwere

  1. VLC Media Player

Almost everyone knows that VLC Media Player is one of the top media players, you can play any video audio file. But it is very rare to find that with its help you can repair corrupt, damaged, unplayable .MP4 .MOV .AVI .QTRM files. The VLC media player also gives you the option to convert videos or download subtitles.


Well VLC Media Player can normally fix your extension and codec related problem.


All you have to do is go to the Tool option in the Top menu and select Preferences. (go to “Tools” => select “Preferences”)

A new popup window will open, you need to go to the Inputs / Codecs option.

Below you will find the option of a damaged or incomplete AVI file. Here you have to choose Always Ask option in the drop down menu and save the settings.

VLC will automatically fix your video as soon as you play the video via VLC. VLC media player normally works very well for .avi format but if you have .mp4 format video then you may have problem.

Download Vlc Player


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