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Nomad
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Re: Seeking corrupt video file repair software or service advice

Just a thought, but if there's potential visitation problems involved with your child, posting links to footage of your child for any stranger out there on the internet to get their hands on may not exactly be helpful in your situation.  

Adventurer
Posts: 8,752

Re: Seeking corrupt video file repair software or service advice

@ranzou 

 

Here to help  the program I use did not work it would show a  video in the post page, i this is the report of it,   I'll report back when I find a working one in a few.  you may remove off googledrive and I'll   delete off my machine and  not use as you got my word.

 

FISH

Adventurer
Posts: 8,752

Re: Seeking corrupt video file repair software or service advice

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trying a few more

Adventurer
Posts: 8,752

Re: Seeking corrupt video file repair software or service advice

As Promised files are deleted , programs failed.  Uncertain if the actual camera caused your issues.   A member  also ha a simular issue and turns out the card is what he is going to format and keep an eye on before he concludes the actual camera is at fault. 

 

  SOrry that I could not assist any further.

 

Tried Remo, and video repair that I have sucess with,   working around the 50% limitations. 

 

 

 

 

Tourist
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Re: Seeking corrupt video file repair software or service advice

Thank you for the reminder. The files have been deleted.
Tourist
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Re: Seeking corrupt video file repair software or service advice

What a learning process. Thank you to everyone who helped point me in the right direction. Only 1 of my 29 corrupted video files was recoverable.


Here is a review of what I've learned:


1. When a video is recorded, at the end of the file is the information of what settings were used. When the battery dies or memory card isn't working properly, this information is not recorded. Whereas when the file is played back, the media player is unable to detect what it is exactly and what settings to use. Recovery software, such as Stellar and Restore.Media, can use the end part from another video (from the same camera with the same settings) to replace the ending information and "fix" the video.

 

2. When the memory card is defective or not formatted properly, data may not be recorded. Even though it is recording, no usable data is written. In my case, this resulted in a 3.72GB file that was nothing but 0’s in the binary code. Our rural Nevada internet speed was taking over 6 hours to upload the file and another couple hours to process, only to find that it was unusable. Restore.Media at least was able to tell you about the 0’s and recommended using a Hex Editor to verify their findings. Stellar said they could fix it, but wanted a $49 payment up front for manually fixing the first 2 files, and $99 per file afterwards. If they couldn’t fix it then you could potentially get a refund later.


3. I downloaded the “HxD” Hex Editor from CNET. Opened each of my files and could quickly see the 0’s in all of the binary code. One file had lots of different values. I uploaded this to Restore.Media and their software was able to successfully fix the video file. They allowed me to view the entire file in low resolution, with the option of paying $14.31 for being able to download the full resolution file.

 

I hope this helps somebody else. Start with a Hex Editor to see if there is information to recover.

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