Programs for fixing recovered video files?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by mikeheenan, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. mikeheenan macrumors 6502

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    I recovered a hard drive full of photos and videos. A lot of the videos do not play. Is there any program that will "fix" them or are they gone for good?
     
  2. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    What kind of files are they? What program are you using to open them? Can you try converting them in Handbrake?
     
  3. mikeheenan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    They're different formats, sOme are mov, avi, mpg, etc. I hadn't thought of trying handbrake but worth a shot I guess. They do not open in VLC though.
     
  4. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    Try opening in QuickTime. If they won't open try converting to mp4 using Handbrake.
     

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