It sucks when you can’t play the videos you recorded, especially if the videos were recorded during a special moment like birthday party or new year party. There are a bunch of possibilities why your videos are unable to play. It can be corrupt due to such things as file header corruption, improper system shutdown, file read and write errors, virus attacks, incomplete download and so on.
No need to much worry. You can still be able to repair the corrupted videos using a proper tool. One of which is Stellar Phoenix Video Repair.
Stellar Phoenix Video Repair is cool video repairing tool, with an easy-to-use interface. It has the capability of repairing corrupted videos in a wide range of formats like MOV, MP4, M4V, 3G2, 3GP, and F4V. As I said, you don’t need to much worry if you have your video corrupted.
Here is how to repair the corrupted videos using Stellar Phoenix Video Repair.
Installation and activation
Before starting to install, you can download the binary file of Stellar Phoenix Video Repair on its official site. No worries, the installation process of Stellar Phoenix Video Repair is really straightforward. Just like when you are installing the vast majority of Windows software via the binary package (EXE file). You will be provided handy installation wizards so all you need to do is clicking the next buttons.
Once the software is successfully installed, you can activate it immediately by clicking the register menu on the right-most of the menu bar.
Simply enter your licence key on the appearing pop-up dialog and click the Register button.
To start repairing, launch Stellar Phoenix Video Repair on your computer and click the Add File button and select the corrupted video files you want to repair.
You will have the list of corrupted videos you have added. You can choose whether you want to repair all of the videos at once or one by one. If you select too many videos at once it may take longer for Stellar Phoenix Video Repair to repair the videos. The repairing process depends on the total files you add as well as the size of each video. Click the Repair button to start repairing.
Stellar Phoenix Video Repair will start working to repair your videos. Wait until it is done. If your videos are severely damaged, Stellar Phoenix Video Repair requires you to perform an advanced repair (as you can see on the left-most column). But first, you need to prepare a reference file. A “Reference File” is a working video file created from the same device and of the same format as your corrupt video file. For example, a reference sample file for a corrupt video shot from Nikon D3400 will be a working file shot from the same camera model.
Simply click the Advanced Repair button to perform the advanced repair.
Click the Next button on the appearing dialog.
Click the Browse button to select a reference video and click the Repair button. Don’t forget the check on the check box if you are about to repair multiple videos in the same format so you don’t have to work twice.
Once Stellar Phoenix Video Repair is done fixing your videos, you will see the Preview buttons on the right-most column. Simply click that buttons if you want to preview the repaired videos.
To save the repaired videos, click the Save Repaired Files at the bottom-right.
Select a location you want to save the repaired videos to and click the Save button. During the repairing process Stellar Phoenix Video Repair created a new folder called “Repaired” under the folder where your corrupted videos are located. You can simply use that folder or create a new one if you want.
Done. If you want to repair more videos, simply click the Add File button on the bottom-left corner.