Can QuickTime Player Repair Corrupt MOV & MP4 Videos

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.

Can QuickTime Player Repair Corrupt MOV & MP4 Videos Can QuickTime Player Repair Corrupt MOV & MP4 Videos

Apple QuickTime Player can be easily downloaded from the 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 Pro version. Some of these QuickTime Player Pro features are:

  • New Player
  • Open Image Sequence
  • Trim to Selection
  • Add Movie
  • Add to Selection and Scale
  • Present Movie
  • Poster Frame
  • Show Movie Properties
  • Loop back and Forth and much more

But, QuickTime Player doesn’t contain features that can help you rebuild a damaged MOV or MP4 video files. Yes, it’s true that QuickTime Player have many advanced sets of features, but that serves the purposes of playing, trimming, editing, exporting, saving, reverting, and looping video files. Unlike VLC having the ability to repair damaged .MOV and .MP4 videos , QuickTime Player, lays its hand from repairing a damaged video file.

Can you fix QuickTime Black Screen?

If an MOV or MP4 video is severely damaged, then you may end up receiving QuickTime Player’s Black Screen error message. This black screen is an indication of the failure of media player in running your video smoothly. Since QuickTime Player lacks set of advanced video repair features; you will require professional MP4 and MOV video repair software.

Check for Movie Inspector

In QuickTime Player, you can select ‘Show Movie Inspector << from Windows’ bar to know your video file details. This could be of little help because it can let you know about the details such as – Video Format + Movie FPS + Playing FPS + Data Size + Data Rate + Duration + Pixels Information etc. If your video is damaged and QuickTime flashing black screen error, then the Movie Inspector will let you know about the distortion in the video file’s metadata (if any).

Check for Movie Inspector

Alternative Video Repair Software for QuickTime Player

When a media player, be it QuickTime Player or VLC player can’t provide enough technical features to repair a corrupt MOV or unplayable MP4 video files then 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.

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Disclaimer: Demo version allows a free evaluation of all features. Register the product to repair video files.

Benefits of Stellar Repair for Video Software

  1. It saves the repaired video files of mentioned above formats.
  2. Efficiently repairs single and multiple damaged videos. This video repair software addresses the corruption of video header, sound distortion, duration, and slider movement damages.
  3. Upload bad and unplayable videos from computer’s hard drive, USB and SD cards.
  4. Provides the preview of MOV MP4 videos before and after the repair has been performed.
  5. Support for Windows 10 and macOS Catalina 10.15
  6. Also supports Windows 8.1, 8, 7, XP, Vista and macOS 10.13, 10.12, 10.11, 10.10, 10.9, 10.8, 10.7.

Helpful Screenshots highlighting the repairing process with Stellar Repair for Video


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