Repair Unplayable Video Files with Free Video Repair Tool

Videos are a powerful way of storing memories. For this reason, you should keep them safe, otherwise, the file can be damaged and become corrupted. This article will explain why it happens and how to repair unplayable videos files with a free video repair tool and VLC.

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Updated by Jaden on Feb 05, 2024
Written by Cedric

Having a video can help you keep a lot of important information and memories with you. If the videos become damaged, they become unplayable, so any accident ends up destroying precious memories.

Your videos didn't work because they got corrupted after the smartphone's battery died while recording the party. Possibly, the films were corrupted by a power outage that suddenly struck as they were being transferred to another device. Furthermore, some people take the unfortunate step of deleting the unplayable videos before attempting to recover them.

Damaged videos result in the loss of valuable content for many people. Fortunately, this article will show what makes videos corrupted, and how to bring them back for free. It is possible to convert them into another format with VLC Media Player, or you can repair them with EaseUS Online Video Repair, which is a professional tool online. Now, let's learn how to repair unplayable video files in two free solutions. 

Why the Videos Got Unplayable

Several reasons can lead to a video file that is unreadable, corrupted, or unplayable. Following are a few causes:

  • Power outages, improper shutdown, or faulty hard disks corrupted video files. 
  • Playback failed due to a hardware failure on your computer.
  • The video editor or camera did not create the file properly.
  • A high resolution caused pixelation on playback devices since the pixels are often too large for the playback device.
  • There are problems with the file downloaded with BitTorrent.
  • Videos get corrupted during conversion.
  • The download and upload of videos online were infected with viruses.
  • During editing the was changed by another type of video editor which led to corruption.

Repair Unplayable Video Files with Free Online Video Repair Tool 

EaseUS Online Video Repair is a free online tool for repairing broken videos. You can use it to bring back videos that stopped playing, whether you have stored them on your flash drive or have downloaded them from the internet.

The process is fast and simple. Visit the EaseUS website, enter your email and try the tool. You'll receive the final results at no charge.

If you are curious about how powerful EaseUS Online Video Repair is for solving various cases of errors with videos, just check the features:

  • Supports almost any browser. It is not necessary to install or purchase the software.
  • Fix video that has been damaged by editing, converting, transferring, or while recovering. Also, you can repair videos that have been corrupted by malware, when a battery fails during a recording, and other issues.
  • EaseUS Online Video Repair is available on Windows, Mac OS X, Android, and iOS.
  • All popular video formats are supported by RepairVideo, such as 3GP, M4V, FLV, AVI, MOV, MP4, MKV, WMV, SWF, MP3, NPEG, 3G2, RM/RMVB, etc.
  • You can restore broken videos on LG, Sony, HTC, Samsung, Huawei, Motorola, and ZTE devices. Repair camera and dashboard videos as well as video from USB flash drives, pocket cameras, CTTVs, corrupted hard drives, and much more.

Step 1. Go to the official site of EaseUS Online Video Repair. Add corrupted MP4/MOV/AVI/MKV/3GP/FLV/MKV/WMV video files by clicking "Upload Video" or dragging them directly.

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Step 2. Type in your email address and click "Start Repairing" to start the repair process. You need to ensure the email address you enter is valid because EaseUS will send you an extraction code to the provided email address.

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Step 3. Now, wait patiently for the repair process to end. You don't need to stay at this site all the time, for you can reach it again through the link received in your email.

repair video step 3

Step 4. Check the mail sent by EaseUS. Copy and paste the extraction code and click the "View Your Repair" button to revisit the website. Click "Download Video" and enter the code you received. Click "OK" to get your repaired videos.

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Repair Unplayable Video Files with EaseUS Fixo

With the help of the expert software tool EaseUS Fixo Video Repair, you may fix any form of video. In comparison to the online RepairVideo tool, EaseUS Fixo is better suited for recovering big video files with higher security because it is a professional solution that runs on users' local devices.

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Repairing damaged videos is incredibly simple using EaseUS Fixo. Once you have chosen the MP4 files not playing, all you have to do is click the repair button.

The software will take care of the remainder and repair the damaged video file as well. 

Step 1. Open Fixo on your local PC. Click "Video Repair" and add the corrupted MP4/MOV/AVI/MKV/3GP/FLV/MKV/WMV video files by clicking "Add Videos".

add videos to repair videos with Fixo

Step 2. Move the pointer to a video and click the "Repair" button to start the single video repairing process. If you want to repair all the videos, click "Repair All".

select videos to repair

Step 3. Wait a few minutes, and the corrupted videos will be repaired. Click the play icon to preview the videos. You can save a single video by clicking the "Save" button next to the play icon. If you want to save all the repaired videos, choose "Save All".

save repaired videos in Fixo

Step 4. If the quick repair fails, you should utilize the advanced repair mode. Click "Advanced Repair" and add a sample video. Choose "Confirm" to ensure.

add sample videos to perform advanced repair

Step 5. A list of detailed information on corrupted and sample videos will show up. Click "Repair Now" to start the advanced video repair process. When the repair is complete, you can view the videos and click the "Save" button to save the repaired video files to an appropriate destination.

click repair now to start advanced repair

Repair Unplayable Video Files with VLC

With the VLC Media Player, you can easily view and play all types of media files regardless of the codec they may require. It is a free, open-source media player that works on all platforms. 

In the beginning, VLC was a simple media player with only a few features, but as time passed, add-ons increased its functionality. 

Using VLC Media Player is a simple and intuitive experience. Among VLC's many features is its capability to playback videos while they are being downloaded, just as well as many others. 

With VLC Media Player, you can also convert the video file into another format to try to restore it. You can recover your corrupted video file using VLC Media Player by following the steps below.

Step 1. Click the "Media" tab on the top of your VLC application. Then click the "Convert/Save" button.

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Step 2. By clicking on the "Add" option at the right side of the window, you can add videos to your transcoding list. 

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Step 3. Using the Convert box, input the name and the path to the file.

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Step 4. Select "Convert/Save" to open a new window. To select an input codec, click on the VLC Profiles tab.

select profile

Step 5. Click the "Start" button to begin and, following that, VLC Media Player will assign the task of converting the video file to itself.

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Conclusion

There are a lot of reasons why video is such a great way to store memories and this is one of the reasons why it is so important to protect the integrity of the video.

Video files may be damaged for many reasons, including power outages, viruses, and human error. With the help of the VLC Media Player, you may try converting the files into another format to recover them.

Recover programs can also fix the unplayable video if your file has been corrupted. A powerful and professional video file recovery tool, EaseUS Online Video Repair, can aid in the recovery of corrupt, damaged, or unplayable video files. 

Almost any type of video can be recovered using this software from a wide range of devices, including smartphones and high-end digital cameras.

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author Cedric

Cedric

Cedric Grantham is a senior editor and data recovery specialist of EaseUS. He mainly writes articles and how-to tips about data recovery on PC and Mac. He has handled 10,000+ data recovery cases and is good at data recovery of NTFS, FAT (FAT32 and ExFAT) file systems, and RAID structure reorganization.

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