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3 Ways to Repair Recovered MP4 Video Files

Globally, MP4s are used daily to record the best memories. It is therefore common to have damaged MP4 video files. Finding they are still unplayable after trying to recover them is even more stressful. Learn how to repair recovered MP4 video files that are corrupted and why it happens.

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We all love recording MP4 videos of our favorite moments with smartphones, the reason this file format is popular nowadays.

Many users kept great records throughout the years, but then the files got corrupted, becoming unplayable. After that, they search for a tool to repair MP4 videos, but after doing all the processes, they discover the video is not working again.

If it happened to you, do not worry. This guide will explain why it happens and teach how to repair recovered MP4 video files properly, by manual tricks and with EaseUS video repair software.

Why Are MP4 Videos Got Corrupted After Recovery?

To figure out why the videos get corrupted, I have listed the possible reasons below:

  • Your MP4 videos are not playing despite having successfully recovered them using data recovery software
  • It appears that something went wrong during the recovery process that resulted in some damage.
  • The data recovery process can be hampered if a loss of internet connection or a sudden power outage happens, causing incomplete data recovery. 
  • So, the videos are corrupted because a failure while attempting recovery damaged the frames, sound, or even the header of the files, which resulted in them not playing after recovery.

Additionally, it's possible your video was corrupted while being saved to the media storage. Also, not using reliable and 100% safe data recovery software may damage all recoverable files. 

1. Repair Recovered MP4 Videos with EaseUS Video Repair Tool

Using EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, you can repair damaged videos with simple clicks. You can use it to recover videos that have stopped playing, including MP4s that got corrupted after a recovery attempt or videos that got corrupted due to malware.

Your damaged MP4 video can be restored quickly and easily. Just upload your videos to start repairing.

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To see just how powerful EaseUS MP4 video repair software is at resolving videos problems, check out these features:

  • Video damaged by editing, converting, transferring, or while being recovered can be repaired using EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. The software also fixes corrupted videos, video losses caused by a dead battery, and other issues.
  • With it, all popular video formats can be recovered, including 3GP, M4V, FLV, AVI, MOV, WMV, MP4, MKV, NPEG, 3G2, RM/RMVB, etc.
  • It helps you recover videos from LG, Sony, HTC, Samsung, Huawei, Motorola, and ZTE phones. 
  • Besides being able to recover videos from cameras and dashboards, the EaseUS video repair tool can also recover data from USB flash drives, pocket cameras, CTTVs, corrupted hard drives, and lots more.

Step 1. Add your broken videos

Open EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard and click "Add Videos" to add corrupted or damaged videos, such as MP4, MOV, MKV, etc., to the repair list.

Add your broken videos

Step 2. Start repairing damaged videos

Select the damaged video files from the list and click the "Repair" button to start the video repair process.

Start repairing damaged videos

Step 3. Preview and save broken videos

After a few minutes, you can find the damaged videos repaired. Before clicking the Save button, preview the video files to ensure the damaged MP4/MOV/MKV/AVI video repair quality.

Preview and save broken videos

Step 4. Utilize the advanced repair option

If the videos are not repaired successfully after a quick repair, the videos are damaged severely. Move to the "Advance Repair" mode, which utilizes sample video files to increase the video repair rate. To begin, click "Advanced Repair" and then "Add" to select the sample video.

Utilize the advanced repair option

Step 5. Repair the video

The software utilizes advanced technology to scan and analyze the file structure and data of the sample video. Click "Repair Now" to initiate the repair process. Once done, view the repaired video if you wish.

Repair the video

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2. Repair Recovered MP4 Video Files with VLC

There is a free, open-source, multi-platform media player known as the VLC Media Player, which enables you to play all types of files, regardless of their format, and no matter what the codec is. VLC began as a plain media player, but developers added many new features over time. 

A simple and straightforward interface is one of the most appealing features of the VLC Media Player. It is also worth mentioning that VLC has many advanced features, including the ability to play videos during the download process. 

The video can also be converted into an alternative format with VLC Media Player so that you can try to recover the file. 

Since the process on VLC Media Player is offline, you can repair your recovered MP4 video files by doing all the processes manually. Below are the steps you need to follow.

Step 1. To begin, open VLC and click on the "Media" tab. Click "Convert/Save" after that.

vlc media convert

Step 2. The Add button can be used for adding videos to the VLC Media Player transcoding list.

vlc convert add

Step 3. The file name and location must be entered into the Convert box of the VLC Media Player.

 vlc convert location

Step 4. Click on the "Convert/Save". Click the Profiles tab to select an input codec in the new VLC window that appears.

vlc select profile

Step 5. Then, simply click on the Start button and, as soon as the process starts, everything will be taken care of by VLC.

vlc convert start

3. Repair Recovered MP4 Video by Changing File Extension

For repairing your MP4 files that aren't playing after past attempted recovery, you may try changing its format to another type. 

In case the media player can't do it easily, change your media player to another one or install a codec pack on the computer. 

The codec packs are packages that contain codecs for different types of video formats, allowing your computer to play all file formats, regardless of the media player used, whether it's Winamp, VLC, Windows Media Player, or another one.

Conclusion: The Best Way of Repairing Corrupted MP4 Video File

Those of you who enjoy using MP4 have undoubtedly had a few videos that you would like to recover. You can try bringing them back manually by converting the format to another one, but there is a better way to repair recovered MP4 video files that went wrong. 

Using EaseUS free data recovery software, you can easily fix any kind of damaged and corrupt videos, whether they were damaged by data recovery software or crashed due to a broken storage drive, failed file transfer, or malware infection.


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