Summary: Don’t know how to deal with corrupt DJI Phantom videos? It doesn’t matter how your DJI Phantom videos got corrupt; good news is, you can repair broken video files them using a professional video repair software .
Hovering DJI drone capturing magical aerial shots is no less than a treat to watch. But the experience gets upsetting if you can’t play the stunning videos shot with your favorite DJI Phantom. The videos have turned corrupt! No worries. This post shares various methods of how you can repair corrupt/broken video files captured from the DJI Phantom drone.
There could be any reason behind DJI Phantom drone video corruption, as below:
It is often difficult to bounce back from such situations as, most of the time, the damage is already done to your drone’s video file. But the good part is you can always fix the corruption in videos with the help of a DJI Phantom video files repair software.
‘Djifix’ is an open-source command-line application that repairs corrupt videos shot with DJI Phantom, Mavic, Inspire and Spark drones. But the program has its limitations.
It works only on the original file that comes from your DJI SD card.
Djifix is available for only 32-bit Windows computers and macOS X.
chmod +x djifix
./djifix name-of-video-file-to-repair-including-any-.MP4-or-.MOV-filename suffix
You may try another free, open-source VLC Media Player to repair the drone’s corrupt MP4 or MOV video files.
Opt for professional video repair software if none of the above methods work.
Several video repair tools are available. Pick one that supports the video file types of your drone.
DJI Phantom records videos in MP4/ MOV (AVC/H.264; HEVC/H.265) format. Stellar Repair for Video works on high-quality full HD 4K videos recorded with any DJI drone.
Unlike ‘djifix’, Stellar Repair for Video is easy to use and quick to repair multiple drone videos simultaneously.
The powerful tool can deftly handle file compression issues, file format errors, read-write errors, file header errors, damages due to viruses, and other video file problems.
You can repair broken video, inaccessible, truncated, jerky, out-of-sync, no sound, black screen, and other video problems.
The software is free to try. You can evaluate its features and view the repaired video files in the demo version.
Steps to repair DJI drone videos using Stellar Repair for Video
Hacks to play inaccessible or unplayable DJI video files
If video files from DJI drones aren’t playing on your computer, try the following hacks:
• As per the DJI Phantom user manual, insert the
memory card into the drone. Power on the camera and wait about 30 seconds. It should auto-repair any broken videos.
VLC Media Player and Djifix are open-source tools that often fix corrupt videos. But they have their limitations. VLC Player is not so advanced to fix severe file corruption issues, while Djifix is for technical users. On the contrary Stellar Repair for Video is easy to use and efficient to make your videos flawless again in no time. The software is available for both Windows and macOS.
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