5 Best Video Repair Tools to Fix Broken Files
A video repair tool is a must if you work with videos regularly. A video file can be broken, unplayable, or corrupted for many reasons, such as:
Battery issues or power failure.
A virus attack may ruin your file.
Flash or USB memories malfunction.
You accidentally sent a video file to the recycle bin and then emptied it.
Video repair tools are intended to fix all kinds of broken files. Although they are not perfect, you can expect an average 95% recovery rate.
We have listed below the best 5 tools we could find for fixing broken and corrupted video files. Many of them help repair a large variety of file formats.
Check them out.
EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard
EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is a complete recovery software for PC and Mac that features an excellent video repair tool.
EaseUS is a long-time player in the data recovery business that has 75M+ users all over the world and claims a 99.99% success rate.
The software not only fixes corrupted video files but graphic, documents, audio, email, and others file supporting more than 1,000 file types. It also can recover files from recycle bin, flash drives, hard drives, SD cards, cameras ( even from GoPro cameras), and almost any device.
Like similar software in this category, it only can repair MP4 and MOV files recorded from cameras. So if you have a corrupted MP4 file created with a video editor, this tool will not work.
EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Pricing: $69.95/month for single PC license, or $149.95 lifetime use. 30-day money-back guarantee.
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Recoverit is a video repair tool from Wondershare, the company behind the popular Filmora video editor. Recoverit not only fixes video files but is also an excellent resource for fixing more than 1000 file formats, including videos, photos, audio, emails, and more, with a 95% recovery rate.
This software helps to fix ultra HD, 4K, 8K, and 360 videos from any device in standard mode but also provides an advanced mode to fix hard-broken or damaged files.
Recovering damaged or broken files using this tool is straightforward and only requires 3 clicks and no technical expertise.
1-First you must select the video files to fix.
2-Chose which the video format you need to scan.
3-Press "start" to get a video preview and select a location to save the recovered video files. Saving them to another secure location is recommended, not in their original place.
Check how it works:
Recoverit pricing starts at $69.99/year. They also offer a perpetual license for a one-time fee of $119.99
A free version is available, but the file size is limited to 100 MB.
Kernel Video Repair
Kernel Video Repair is another top video repair tool to consider. This software repairs all kinds of video files; MP4, MOV, WMV, MKV, MTS, DIVX, 3GP, and more. And if you have a corrupted 4K, 8K, VR, or 360 video, this software will fix it with no issues about file size.
The repair process takes only three clicks, and the dashboard is simple and intuitive. There is also the possibility of repairing multiple files at once in batch mode.
There are two versions of this software:
Video Repair; for repairing video files and Video Suite; for improving photos that also works as a video converter. Both versions only work on Windows but repair files from any device.
Kernel Video Repair pricing: $49/1 year license. Kernel Video Suite $79/1 year license. A free trial version allows you to repair only the first 30 seconds of the video.
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VLC Media Player
VLC is a free, open-source multimedia player that can also work as a video repair tool. This popular software can play video from files, cameras, streams, webcams, and more. It is free to download and runs on Windows, Linux, Mac OS, Android with no need for codec packs.
This is an excellent video player that also features a video repair tool. The downside is it only repairs AVI files at present.
Stellar Video Repair Tool
Stellar Video Repair Tool is an easy-to-use tool that fixes corrupted or unplayable video files covering 17+ video formats. This tool features a batch mode for repairing various videos simultaneously to speed up times.
This is downloadable software that you must install on your PC and runs on Windows 7, 8, 10, and 11 (There is a Mac version available). It works in three simple steps;
1-You add the file(s) you need to repair.
2- Next, click "repair" to start the process (which may last several minutes depending on the quantity and size of the videos).
3-Preview the repaired video and save them to your desired location.
The software provides an advanced mode for severely damaged files and fixes QuickTime movies.
Check this software in action:
Stellar Video Repair Tool pricing: Starts at $49.99, allowing the repair of corrupt or broken videos. The next plan is 69.99 and adds the possibility of repairing photos. The premium plan also allows repairing audio files.
Any of the above video repair tools can help when it comes to recovering a broken video. They allow fixing hundreds of file formats and are easy to use.
And a 95% recovery rate is a strong indicator that you can recover almost any file.