How to Repair Corrupted Videos Due to SD Card Errors?

Summary: The videos may get corrupted due to SD card errors, making them unplayable on your computer. Read this guide to learn how to repair corrupted videos with some effective DIY methods. To fix the video problems quickly, you may use a powerful video repair tool such as Stellar Repair for Video. Download the trial version below:

How to Repair Corrupted Videos Due to SD Card Errors?

Imagine, you want to see some of your old videos that you stored on your SD card; but when you try to open the card, it starts showing you errors such as ‘SD card Won’t format’, ‘The device is inaccessible’, etc. When you encounter such errors on your memory card, it could be due to various reasons, such as bad sectors, malware attack, damaged file system, corrupted files, etc. Due to these reasons, the memory card may fail or become corrupt along with your favorite videos, photos, music files, and other data stored on it.

Fortunately, you may repair the corrupted videos with the help of DIY methods shared in this post.

However, you would need to fix the SD Card errors to make it accessible and then move on to repairing the videos. We are sharing some common errors that you may encounter with your memory card, preventing you from accessing it, as well as the data on it.

Major SD Card Errors

SD card errors may occur due to several reasons such as bad sectors, malware attack, file corruption, corrupt file system and physical damage. Due to this, you end up losing access to the data stored on it. Here, we are mentioning some of the SD card errors due to which you may encounter SD card failure

Fix SD Card Errors & Recover Data

Due to such errors, the SD card usually becomes inaccessible along with the data stored on it. First, you need to fix memory card errors. Sometimes, while fixing these errors, you may need to format the device, which will cause you data loss. However, you may use an SD card recovery software to retrieve all your precious pictures, videos, and audio files effortlessly. 

Once you are done with fixing the memory card errors and recovering all your videos, etc., you may fix corrupted videos with the troubleshooting methods shared below:

Methods to Repair Corrupted Videos

#1 Use a powerful Video Repair Software

One of the best methods to repair corrupted videos due to SD card errors is using a professional video repair tool such as Stellar Repair for Video. This tool lets you repair all kinds of corrupted, broken, or unplayable videos quickly. You may use this do-it-yourself (DIY) software to fix the videos that got corrupted while shooting, editing, transferring, or while converting them into a different format.

The software can repair problematic videos shot from cameras of all the leading brands such as Canon®, Sony®, Go Pro®, Nikon®, Samsung®, etc. It can also repair videos created from DSLR, CCTV, drone, camcorders, dashcam, point, etc. You may check out this video to learn how to repair the corrupted videos due to SD card failure:

a. Download, install, and run Stellar Repair for Video on your system.

Stellar Repair for Video

b. Connect the SD card or the device in which you saved the recovered corrupted videos.

c. Now, click Add file to add the corrupt video. You can add more videos simultaneously and click Repair. (See Image 1)

add files to repair on Stellar repair for video screen
Image 1: Add files and click Repair to fix the corrupted videos

d. Once done, the results will appear on the screen.

e. Preview the files before actually saving them. (See Image 2)

preview files before saving
Image 2: Preview the files before saving

f. Once satisfied, select the files, click Save Repaired Files.

g. Next, choose ‘Save file at custom location’ to choose the desired location and click Save. (See Image 3)

choose location to save repaired videos
Image 3: Save the file at the desired location.

h. Once the process is finished, play the video and check if the problem is fixed. 

#2 Repair Corrupted Videos with VLC built-in video fix feature

You may also try to fix corrupted videos using the VLC player. The VLC player consists of a built-in feature for fixing the video problems. If you want to fix corrupted MOV or MP4 files, you will have to change the file extension to AVI format and use the following steps to fix the corrupted videos:

a. Open VLC player, go to Tools and follow Preferences. (See Image 4)

go to vlc player preferences
Image 4: Open VLC player and go to Preferences >Input or Codecs

b. Then, click Input or Codecs, and the Inputs/Codecs Settings window will open. (See Image 5)

select input codecs
Image 5: Select Input/Codecs from the available options

c. In the Files section, choose Always fix from the drop-down provided against Damaged or incomplete AVI file.

d. Click Save to proceed. (See Image 6)

select always fix and save the video
Image 6: Choose Always fix and Save the video

e. Once the process is done, try playing the video and check if it is fixed.

#3 Change video output module in VLC Player

You may also try to fix video errors or problems such as flickering, stuttering, etc., by changing its output module using the VLC player. To do so, follow the given steps:

a. Open VLC player, navigate to Tools > Preferences > Video.

b. In Video Settings, change Video settings to DirectX (DirectDraw) video output mentioned under the Output section.

c. Click Save to proceed. (See Image 7)

Image 7: Change Video Settings

d. Restart the VLC player and try playing your video.

Learn more about 20 most common video errors & how to fix them

Wrapping Up

To fix the corrupted videos due to SD card errors, you must identify the kind of error you are facing with the SD or memory card. Different SD card errors may occur due to file corruption, file system damage, bad sectors, etc., which may lead to complete SD card failure. You won’t be able to access your memory card, as well as the data on it. To repair the problematic videos, you need to fix the corrupt SD card first and recover them from it. 

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