12 Video Repair Software: – Whoever wondered that there will be a time when we can record videos at home and view it on the television or laptop, or can even download our favorite videos online? So, now that is eventually possible, we have other issues to handle related the video codecs. It may so happen that you have videos in .mpeg or any other format and that is corrupted, hence does not play properly.
It may freeze while playing, break or may not run at all. There can be various reasons behind the failure of the video which can be resolved with only video repair tools that help mend any corrupt video easily. You know you are safe when there is an alternative available to the video such as, buying the movie from the shop, however, if it’s something that you have recorded personally and is corrupted now, it can get tough.
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Hence, you require a video repair software to take care of your corrupted files that can fix them for a hassle free viewing experience. Today, we have a list of free video repair software that can help fix the corrupted video in no time. While some of these softwares work for only certain codecs, some work for all. These freewares fix different formats like, MPEG, AVI, WMV, MP4 and many other frequently used codecs.
So, check the list and make your choice based on the format of your corrupted file.
Very few of us may know that VLC Media Player which is one of the leading applications to play video and audio files, also helps repair damaged video files in MP4, MOV, AVI and QTRM formats. So, for all those who did not know this amazing feature of VLC Media Player, we will tell you how to go about it.
You simply need to go to “Tools” => select “Preferences” from the drop-down. Now, a window will open where need to find and click on “Inputs/Codecs” option. Scroll down the sidebar and identify the section that says “Damaged or incomplete AVI file”. This has a drop down from where you need to select “Always Fix”. Now save your preferences and play the video error free.
Now, a window will open where need to find and click on “Inputs/Codecs” option. Scroll down the sidebar and identify the section that says “Damaged or incomplete AVI file”. This has a drop down from where you need to select “Always Fix”. Now save your preferences and play the video. If its corrupt VLC will fix it.
Compatibility: Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8/10
However, your video is severely damaged and cannot be fixed even by the VLC Media Player, you can then seek help from any other video repair software that are listed below.
Your hunt for the impeccable video repair software may just end with DivFix++, especially if your video is of AVI format. There are quite a few things that we like about this software; firstly it’s free of cost, then it fixes damaged AVI files and finally, you can also exclusively preview any partially downloaded movies from torrent, ftp.web, ed2K or from any other internet sources. Using the preview feature you can also ensure that the video file name is the same as the actual video.
Using DivFix++ is also very easy, as you simply need to open the video file you want to repair or instead drag-and-drop the file into the software’s interface. For adding the files manually, you need to select “Add Files” and add a video to the list for repair. What is exciting here is that the software also helps repair more than one AVI files at a time, so you just need to choose the option “multiple AVI files” and add them in the repair list.
Now, you can select “Strip Index” tab to delete the index section from the video and then select the “Fix” option to start repairing the file. You can run a quick check on your file with the “Check Errors” option. You can also choose to cut out any damaged sections of the video by clicking on the “Check Out Bad Parts” option. If you do not want your original video files to be overwritten, select “Keep Original File” option.
Finally, after using this quick and lightweight software you can save the resultant video file either into the same location as the original file or to a different folder.
Compatibility: Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7
Available to download for free, Digital Video Repair is another video repair software helps overhaul your corrupt AVI video files which are encoded with MPEG4, DivX, Angel Potions, Xvid and 3ivx. This software helps fix AVI files that experience rough playback, visual disturbances, or any disruptions in the audio or video quality, and thereby re-encodes corrupted segments to ensure a smooth viewing experience while retaining the original detailing of the AVI file.
It helps identify the damaged files, fixes the AVI file index and files over 2GB size, repairs AVI files that broke down while recording, identifies the key-frames of different codecs viz. MPEG4, DivX, Angel Potions, Xvid and 3ivx and reconstructs the files without the MOVI-chunk. The application supports OpenDML AVI and Standard AVI file compositions. Also, supports multiple languages through the system menu like English, German and Russian.
For the fixing process, select the option “Input File” and add the damaged video to the software interface. Here, you can check for any errors by clicking on “Check Errors” that is detectable by the software. Any error detected will show on the “File Status” and then you can select “Repair” for the fixing process to start for the video file. Post the repair, you can select the destination folder where you want to save the video.
What’s interesting is that Digital Video Repair comes attached with “Relevant Knowledge” which you can install as per the process displayed in case you do not want it on your desktop.