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How to Repair Corrupt QuickTime MOV File?



Steps to Repair MOV QuickTime Files

Digital camcorders are the most preferred digital devices to record videos in different occasions like marriage ceremony, family trip, farewell party and many others. People are completely migrated to digital camcorders from their ancient video cameras because of their simple user interface, fully automated video recording process, high quality output and digital video files are very easy to edit and modify.

When it comes to storage, most of the digital camcorders store the recorded videos in MOV file format. MOV file format was developed Apple Inc to manipulate multimedia files, which supports both Mac and Windows operating system. Since MOV file is primary developed to Macintosh computers, in order to access in Windows computer, users need to install a plug-in like QuickTime player.

Since videos are something which reminds the favorite moment which users come across in day to day life, no one wish to lose them, but there are some though times in which your MOV file get corrupt. Once the file gets corrupted, your video player fails to play the damaged file. Corruption of some favorite or important MOV file irritates like anything. It is bit difficult task to avoid the corruption of MOV file but with the help of some MOV file repair utility, you can repair MOV file even after corruption.

Prior to discussing how to fix MOV video file, it is good know how the files get damage and what might be the reasons. Most common reasons for MOV file corruption are faulty digital camcorder firmware, storage drive corruption, virus infection, etc.

Some of the reasons for MOV video file corruption are given below

  • Storage drive corruption: Most of the digital camcorders use memory cards to store the recorded videos. In case if the card used to record some video get corrupt before taking a backup, then the files might get damage.
  • Improper plug and play: While digital camcorder is performing some read or write operation with memory card, if the user switch off the camcorder or remove the memory card, then chances of file corruption are pretty more.

No matter how the file is corrupted, using some corrupt MOV repair software, it is very easy to repair corrupt MOV file. MOV file is a sequence of multiple tracks, where each track responsible to hold particular type of data like audio video, text, effects, etc. When MOV QuickTime files get corrupted it encounters several errors but easy way to repair QuickTime error:2048 is by using this software. It supports HFS+ & HFSX file system. Whenever there is any error with some tracks or breakage in the sequence of tracks, media player fails to play such files and display some error like MOV file corrupted. Repair utility removes damaged tracks and rejoins the broken sequence. After that your video file plays as before. In case of corrupt MOV files on iPhone, you should use repair software to repair iPhone MOV file.

Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard (64-bit), Lion 10.7 (64-bit)

Repair MOV is one such popular repair utility to fix MOV files. Using this MOV repair software, users can fix QuickTime MOV files which are created using different type of digital camcorders. This tool also facilitates you to fix MOV on Macintosh systems. Apart from MOV files, this software also capable of repairing MP4 files those are not playable on QuickTime player. This tool has an option to preview the repaired file before saving them, which helps to evaluate the software as per your requirements before use.

Follow the steps given below to repair MOV files:

Step 1: Install and launch the trial version of Repair MOV either by using Desktop icon of from start menu list. Once the software launched, you will get a welcome screen as shown in fig A.

Repair Mov QuickTime - Main Screen

Fig A: Main Screen

Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard (64-bit), Lion 10.7 (64-bit)

Step 2: Click on "Open" to select the MOV file which you want to repair. After selecting the file, click on "Repair" button to proceed with repair process. Once the software completes repairing, it will display the repaired file as shown in fig B.

Repair Mov QuickTime - Preview Repaired File

Fig B: Preview Repaired File

Step 3: Once you preview, evaluate the repaired file and if you are happy with repaired results, then activate the tool and save the repaired file to desired drive.

Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard (64-bit), Lion 10.7 (64-bit)