Summary: If your video files or say a bunch of MOV and MP4 video files have gone corrupt, then you should try using QuickTime Media Player to repair damage in such videos? Other than QuickTime Player, Stellar Repair for Video is a safe option to fix bad videos.
Apple QuickTime Player can be easily downloaded from Apple’s official website, and it is available for Windows and macOS. The basic version of the QuickTime Player is free though QuickTime Player has plenty of advanced features waiting in the Pro version. Some of these QuickTime Player Pro features are:
But, QuickTime Player doesn’t contain features that can help you rebuild a damaged MOV or MP4 video file. Yes, QuickTime Player has many advanced sets of features, but that serves the purposes of playing, trimming, editing, exporting, saving, reverting, and looping video files. Unlike VLC, which can repair damaged .MOV and .MP4 videos, QuickTime Player, lays its hand in repairing a damaged video file.
If a MOV or MP4 video is severely damaged, you may receive QuickTime Player’s Black Screen error message. This black screen indicates the failure of the media player to run your video smoothly. Since QuickTime Player lacks advanced video repair features, you will require professional MP4 and MOV video repair software.
In QuickTime Player, click on the ‘Windows’ tab and select the ‘Show Movie Inspector‘ from the bar to know your video file details. It could be of little help because it lets you know details such as– Video Format, Movie FPS, Playing FPS, Data Size, Data Rate, Duration, Resolution, etc. If your video is damaged and QuickTime flashes a black screen error, then the Movie Inspector will inform you about the distortion in the video file’s metadata (if any).
When a media player, be it QuickTime Player or VLC player, can’t provide enough technical features to repair corrupt MOV or unplayable MP4 video files, download a free copy of Stellar Repair for Video Software. This tool performs batch repair of corrupt video files having video formats – MP4, AVI, ASF, WMV, MKV, FLV, DIVX, WEBM, MJPEG, MPEG, AVCHD, MTS, MOV, 3G2, 3GP, M4V and F4V files.
Disclaimer: Free version allows a preview of the repaired video. Register the product to save repaired video files.
#1) Launch Stellar Repair for Video software after the installation process.
#2) Add video file(s) you want to repair.
#3) Click on the “Repair” tab to initiate the repairing process.
#4) Repairing the video file(s) depends upon the size and length after which the process completed dialogue box appears.
#5) Preview the repaired video files, and if another action to “Advance Repair” prompts, click on that to repair the severely damaged video.
#6) Add a ‘sample video’ of the same format, shot from the same device.
#7) Once the video(s) is repaired, click on ‘Save Repaired Files‘ to save them at your desired location on your MAC.
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