How to Fix Corrupted MP4 Files?

Recently I had a really bad hard drive crash that damaged and corrupted all the video files that were stored on my drive. Most of those videos were in the MP4 file format. Now when I try to play those files, they refuse to do so & shows various error messages. Most of these videos contain many precious moments that I cannot afford to lose. Is there any way to make my videos playable again?

Are you suffering from the same problem & desperately looking for a solution? Then your search will definitely end here.

MP4 files corruption issues –

MP4 is a multimedia container format that has file extensions like mp4, m4p, m4a & m4v. Due to the fact that it can hold both audio & video parts of a movie file & its compatibility with almost all the storage devices as well as players, it has become extremely popular. But there are many corruption issues that cannot be avoided & makes your MP4 files inaccessible. Some of them are –

  • File system corruption – File system of any operating system is a vital part of it. It helps in managing the resource allocation & accessing the files. If the file system gets corrupted, there is no way that you can access any of the stored files & applications. This tool supports repairing of MP4 files on FAT, NTFS, HFS+ & the HFSX file system on Windows & Mac operating systems. To know more about the fixing process on Mac OS, visit
  • Malware infection – Malwares are infectious data that enters your system when you access a suspicious site or an external storage device that has already been infected, is connected to the system. Viruses are designed to corrupt the files & makes them inaccessible, so whenever it encounters a file it damages it. As MP4 video files are more vulnerable, therefore they easily get corrupted.
  • Sudden system shutdown – Your system has a proper way to turn it off, so if it gets shut down abruptly then all of your files saved on it might get corrupted. The most affected ones will be the files that you were accessing when the system got shut down. After restarting the system, when you try to open the video files, it might give error messages & does not allow you to access it. Read more about fixing format error in MP4 files & efficiently make all your corrupted files playable.
  • Transfer error – Transferring files from a system to an external device or vice-versa, is a common process. But if this process gets terminated abruptly, then the files being transferred are likely to get corrupted.

An MP4 file corrupted due to any of the above mentioned reasons can be easily repaired using the Fix MP4 tool. This tool has a capability that can repair a corrupted video file without modifying the original one. This feature makes this tool a non-destructive & a read-only application. With the help of this application, you can easily repair MOV files does not play in iMovie due to any scenario such as header corruption, video download error, etc. The users can also efficiently fix MP4 sync problems using the tool’s intuitive wizard style interface, by just following the on-screen instructions.

A few simple steps of fixing a corrupt MP4 file -

Step 1 – Install the downloaded software & launch it to know how to repair damaged video files such as MP4 files.

Step 2 – On the main screen select the corrupt MP4 file & click on “Repair” button.

Fixing a Corrupt MP4 File - Main Screen

Fig 1: Main Screen

Step 3 – This will start the fixing process. Wait until it finishes.

Fix Corrupt MP4 File - Repairing starts

Fig 2 : Repairing process

Step 4 – After that a summary report is generated. See the fixed file using “Preview” option.

Corrupt MP4 File Fix- Summary report

Fig 3 : Summary

Step 5 – Now save the file after purchasing the full version of the software.

Repair Corrupt MP4 File - Save Repaired

Fig 4 : Save Repaired