How to Repair Corrupt MOV, MP4, M4V etc. with Stellar Phoenix Video Repair?


There are various video file formats supported across different media players. MOV is yet another popular file format, used by Apple devices. One of the most popular media players is QuickTime, which uses the MOV file format. However, there are many other media players, which support MOV files. In addition, there are devices like CCTV and HD cameras that capture the video in MOV file format.

There are instances, when such file formats fails to open or become inaccessible. It could be due to a software failure, or any interruption while transferring the file. In addition, there are various other reasons like 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. However, there are ways using which such issues can be fixed. The best way is to use a professional software.

Stellar Phoenix Video Repair is an advanced software to repair corrupt or damaged video files from any storage media. The software supports repairing MOV, MP4, 3GP, M4V, M4A, 3G2, and F4V file formats due to header, format, duration, movement, and other kinds of corruption. You can use the below mentioned steps to repair corrupt or damaged video files like, MOV using this software.

1. Launch the ‘Stellar Phoenix Video Repair’ software and click ‘Repair Video’ button to add the video files to be repaired as shown below.

2.    Click on the [+] button on the ‘Video Repair’ screen.
3.    From the ‘Open File’ dialog box, select the video file to add to the list as shown below.

4.    Click on the [-] button to remove any added file from the list.
5.    Once you have added all the files, you can preview them one at a time by clicking on the ‘Preview’ button.
6.    In order to repair one or more files, select the files and click ‘Repair’ button on the bottom right of the interface as shown below.

7.    Once the repair is over, the repaired video files are listed in the ‘List of Video Files’.
8.    You can save one or more repaired file, by selecting the files and clicking on the ‘Save button’ on the bottom right of the screen as shown below


9.    After the software has saved the file, it displays a confirmation message about the completion of the process. In addition, it shows a link to the location of the saved files.


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Category: QuickTime MOV Repair

Last updated on September 9, 2014 with 9620 views

6 User Comments

John A MacDonald
June 19, 2014 12:17 pm

First use of MOV File Repair utility very disappointing. I cannot find ANY articles on this program in your support knowledge base.

Is there a maximum file size for the MOV files the program can repair? Please advise.

Amit Pandey
June 23, 2014 08:45 am

Hi John,

Sorry for the inconvenience.

We would be adding more articles on MOV file repair software. And, there is no size limit set in the software to repair corrupt file. Hope this helps. Do let us know for further query.

Norbert Marchadesch
October 21, 2014 12:11 pm

I cannot make the demo version work. My corrupted files are originally 5GB and with the XDCAM 422 codec. Does the video repair support this?

Amit Pandey
October 28, 2014 11:15 am

Hi Norbert,

Can you share your file with us so that we can test it at our end. We will arrange facility for sharing your file. Just need your permission to do so.

Do let us know!!

Piotr Przybyslawski
January 4, 2015 02:53 pm


I have purchased the program to recover my corrupted mp4 files saved by the gopro4 camera. the program did not work. I tried it on small ~ 100MB files. Please advise what I should do. I am happy to send the file over if that helps.

Many thanks,

Amit Pandey
January 5, 2015 06:49 am

Hi Piotr,

Yes, please send us the file so that is can be analysed and tested at our end. Please mail us at support[@] (remove '@' symbol)

Do let us know for further query.

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