Viewing a partially overwritten video file

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  1. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

    Jethryn Freyman

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    I've got a video file which was deleted and partially overwritten by other files. It's about 100MB but there's only ~2MB or so that's been overwritten.

    Data Rescue 2 didn't recover it, but testdisk did (testdisk seems to be able to recover files that are partially overwritten, so the headers of the file must be intact.) Now that I've recovered the movie, it won't play.

    Is there any software out there that can play corrupted video files? Is there any way of recovering parts of the video file?
     
  2. Insulin Junkie macrumors 65816

    Insulin Junkie

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    In my experience VLC will play almost anything you throw at it, I remember being able to play corrupted files on VLC, though playback may not be smooth. Try it if you haven't already.

    EDIT: See if you can grab a file repairing software from the vast collection on here:
    http://www.freedownloadscenter.com/Best/mac-file-repair.html
     
  3. Jethryn Freyman thread starter macrumors 68020

    Jethryn Freyman

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    Tried VLC and a few other players, can't get it to play.

    I'd probably need to use a hex editor to clean up the damaged areas.

    Thanks anyway.
     

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