How to Repair Corrupt MOV File?

Updated on January 21, 2020

An ideal way to repair corrupt MOV video files in just a few simple steps. Give it a try and make your corrupt, damaged, error throwing, or not opening MOV files playable in a matter of minutes.


Why is my MOV file not responding? How to fix my corrupt MOV file? Which tool is the best to repair corrupt MOV file? Such questions often arise in user’s mind whenever something annoying happens with their videos. These files may not just lose quality, but may also become inaccessible or unplayable when corrupted.

Repair Corrupt MOV

But, your media player can itself repair corrupt MOV files in just a few clicks. Yes! VLC – the free media player provides you an option to fix corrupt or damaged MOV files. So, use VLC media player and repair corrupt MOV video using below procedure.

Method 1: Fixing Corrupt MOV with VLC Media Player

Caution: Backup your corrupt MOV file before you start fixing it using the VLC player.

Step 1: Rename the corrupt MOV file to AVI.

Step 2: Launch VLC player and click on Preferences.

Step 3: Opt Input/Codecs and check the checkbox Always Fix (present beside Repair AVI Files) and click the Save button.

Step 4: Now, open your corrupt MOV video (renamed to AVI) using VLC media player.

What if your MOV video file is severely corrupted or damaged so that VLC fails to fix it? What is the solution to repair corrupt MOV files then? The answer is Remo Repair MOV software. This tool is an excellent choice to repair corrupt MOV and MP4 files. Let us learn more about the software and MOV file repair process in this guide.

Method 2: Fixing Corrupt MOV File with Remo Repair:

Remo MOV Repair utility has been specially coded for efficiently fixing corrupt MOV video files irrespective of the cause for the video file corruption. Remo Repair MOV is designed to support repair of both MOV and MP4 files with audio codecs like SOWT, RAW and MP4A and video codecs like AVC1, MP4V, and MJPEG. It can even be considered as one of the best HD video repair utility as it smoothly fixes HD videos that are recorded by a various digital camera and camcorder brands including Sony, Kodak, Panasonic, Nikon, Samsung, Olympus, GoPro, and so on after any sort of corruption.


3 Easy Steps to Repair Corrupt MOV Files:

Step 1: Open Remo Repair MOV software, click on the Healthy File button – select a working MOV video. Next, click on the Corrupted File button and select the corrupt MOV file. Hit the Repair button to start repairing corrupt MOV file.

Repair Corrupt MOV - Main Window

Figure A: Main Window

Step 2: After the MOV file repair process is completed, you can check the repaired video by clicking the Preview button.

Corrupt MOV File Repair - Preview Repaired File

Figure B: Preview Fixed File

Step 3: Finally, Save the repaired MOV file on a new location.

Fixing Corrupt MOV Video Files - Save Repaired File

Figure C: Save Repaired File

Features of Remo Repair MOV:

The MOV repair tool fixes your corrupt MOV file by first separating the audio and video streams. Then issues are identified and fixed, after which both the streams are adjoined to carefully create a new healthy MOV file. While performing such corrupt MOV file repair, the tool does not alter or change the contents of the original file; rather it deep scans corrupt MOV file, creates its replica and works on it.

And, here are the few advantages of using Remo Repair MOV.

  • Comes with an efficient and robust repair mechanism
  • Simple and user-friendly repair software
  • Provides a free preview option and free download
  • The technical support team are at your service for 24/7
  • Works well on all the latest versions of Windows OS like Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008 and 2003
  • Mac OS X supportive edition is also available

General Reasons Behind the Corruption of MOV File:

There exist many cases where your movie file gets corrupted and some of the most common ones are described below.

  • Interruptions during the MOV video file transfer process can cause the video file to be partially written leading to corruption
  • MOV files recovered using faulty video recovery tools in data loss situations tend to be corrupt
  • Playing MOV files on unsupported media player
  • Frequent conversion of MOV video file format to other formats can damage your file
  • Native codec issues, virus attack, bad sectors on the storage drive, etc.