Incomplete data recovery due to loss of internet connection or sudden power outage during the recovery process can lead to video corruption. There is also a possibility that your video was already corrupt in the media storage before recovery. Usually, data recovery tools do not repair videos. They recover lost or deleted videos in the same form as they are present in the storage media.

Solutions to ‘video not playing’ problems

Q 1: Video files in storage media with.MOV extension do not open in either Windows Media player or QuickTime player.
Answer: If the file size looks correct, your video is still intact. Try to repair your MOV video files using VLC. VLC media player is capable of repairing corrupt MOV/MP4 videos. If your VLC player asks to repair corrupt video, click ‘Yes’ and follow below steps:

Go to Media
Select Convert/Save
Click Addand select the video to be repaired
Click Convert/Save
Under Settings in Convert window select the preferred codec
Click Edit Selected Profile to edit a specified profile
Click Start

Q 2: The recovered videos are shaky
Answer: Try the below manual methods to repair your video:
Check if your system is well-founded to play videos, for instance, higher resolution videos require stronger processor and graphics card
Check if your driver is not old; else reinstall the latest video and sound drivers
Try playing your videos on another media player
Decrease the video size and resolution

Q 3: Videos either stop playing in between or turns into a black screen
Answer: Switch to another media player. Probably, you have saved your recovered files to a new system, which is not compatible or supports the video file format.
Install codec pack on your system. Another solution to video not playing due to compatibility issue is to install the codec pack on your computer. They contain codec for different types of video formats making your system compatible to all file formats, whether Winamp, VLC, Windows Media Player, or any other program.

Q 4: The sound of video drops after playing for sometime
Answer: There is no manual way to resolve sound issues in your recovered video. You can use a video repair tool specially designed to repair various video corruptions like damage in the sound section of video files.

Q 5: Videos are severely corrupt and cannot play at all.
Answer: There are no manual methods available for severely corrupt or damaged videos. Only a trusted third-party tool such as Stellar Phoenix Video Repair can do justice to this problem by safely repairing your damaged videos.

How can a video repair tool help in playing your videos smoothly?

A video repair tool, which is secure and safe such as Stellar Phoenix Video Repair can repair all types of damaged and corrupt videos recovered from any data recovery software. In case your video file is severely corrupt, the software can repair that too.

Manual hacks are not available to most of the corrupt or damaged video problems. The Stellar Phoenix video repair is an amazing tool to repair videos not playing. It can repair a lot of video file issues like changes in file format, file header corruption, errors in movement of videos, sound section corruption, or video slider movement errors etc.

Download the free Demo version of Stellar Phoenix Video Repair (for macOS here) to evaluate the performance of the software. The demo version itself gives you the preview of first 10% of video from your file.

Source Stellarinfo blog

Author Sumona Chatterjee