MOV is the most widely used video file format for storing multimedia files and was developed by Apple Inc. It contains both audio and video streams in its container and due to its easy to share and transfer ability, it is the most preferred multimedia file format. One can easily convert MOV file format to other formats such as AVI, MP4, MKV, WMV, etc. and play it in a wide variety of the media players including QuickTime player, VLC player, Windows media player, and so on.
Even though the MOV file is considered as the most reliable file format for storing video files, it can get corrupt easily due to various reasons. The corrupted MOV files may refuse to play in any media player. There are plenty of reasons behind the MOV video file corruption. A few common scenarios where your MOV files get corrupt and make them unplayable on any media player are mentioned below:
Round Tripping: While converting the MOV file format to other, one should be very careful. Using some unreliable third-party converter tool that is not suitable for MOV file can cause severe damage to its file format. In addition, the MOV file can also become corrupt if any sort of the interruptions happen during the MOV file conversion process.
Storage Drive Corruption: If the storage drive which contains MOV file is corrupted severely due to virus attacks, the presence of bad sectors, hardware failure, software conflicts, then it results in the corruption of the MOV file. As a result, the MOV files stored in that storage drive may become unplayable.
Improper Termination of MOV File: The file structure of the MOV file easily gets corrupt when there is a sudden power failure or abrupt shut down of the system while playing the MOV file or during the MOV file transfer process. This will cause input and output operation to close leading the MOV file in a corrupted state.
Other Reasons: Apart from the above-mentioned factors, your MOV file may also get corrupt and refuse to play due to numerous other reasons like corrupted media player, the MOV file header corruption, improper recovery, incomplete download, improper MOV file transfer, etc. You can use this tool to repair MOV video file after header corruption, improper recovery, etc.
MOV Repair - Free Software to repair Unplayable MOV video file:
Once you come across any of these MOV file corruption scenarios, then you can use MOV Repair software to repair unplayable MOV video file in an easy way. It has great scanning algorithms to perform in-depth scanning of the corrupted MOV files for fixing the issues with the corrupted video files. This tool has the ability to repair MOV files recorded by using almost all brands of Camcorders including Panasonic, Nikon, Canon, Olympus, Kodak, GoPro, and so on.
More about MOV Repair software:
This tool supports unplayable MOV video file repair on both Mac and Windows-based machines. It helps to perform MOV index repair operation and fixes the corrupted MOV file within a few mouse clicks. Using this advanced tool, one can easily repair unplayable MOV video files that are saved on various storage devices such as xD card, MMC card, CF card, SDXC card, SDHC card, memory stick, etc. of all leading brands. It separates audio and video codecs then fix the issues with them and later after fixing the issues, it adjoins them to make it a healthy playable MOV video file. In addition, it has the potential to fix audio delay in an MP4 video file with utmost ease. After repairing the corrupted MOV file, it permits to preview the repaired MOV files. In addition to fixing not playing MOV file, it has the potential to fix corrupted AVI, MKV, WMV, MP4, and so on.
Step 1: Download and install the MOV File Repair software on your Windows or Mac machine. The home window appears as shown in Figure 1.
Figure 1: Home Screen
Step 2: After launching it, a new window will appear where you have to select not playable MOV file by clicking on the "Open" button. Once your MOV file gets uploaded, you need to click on the "Repair" button in order to start the repair process as shown in Figure 2.
Figure 2: Select and Upload Unplayable MOV File
Step 3: Once you click on the Repair option, the software will start to repair the corrupted MOV file. A new window will appear where you can see the progress of the repair process as shown in Figure 3.
Figure 3: Progress of MOV File Repair Process
Step 4: After the completion of the repair process, click on "Preview repaired file" button to view the repaired MOV file before saving it on the desired location accessible to the host operating system as shown in Figure 4.
Figure 4: Preview Screen Shot
Note: In the demo version you can’t save repaired MOV file to a specific location in your system. For saving the repaired file, you need to buy the full version of this software where you can easily save all repaired files by clicking on the Save repair file button.