So I had a HDD die and I ran recovery software against it and was able to recovery hundreds of video files but some that I've watched so far are stopping playing in random spots..
I was hoping there was some type of software that I can put my video files (mostly mkv's) through that will verify if it is jacked or not..
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We get asked this all the time.
Learn from this to keep another hard disk around as a backup. Depending on data recovery software for this kind of thing is a losing proposition.
There is no 'foolproof' way to chack but if you download eac3to and run the command line: "eac3to file.mkv -check" without the quotes and with the file replaced with the actual name of your MKV, you will get similar to below.
C:\Users\Bud\Desktop\eac3to324>eac3to 004.mkv -check
MKV, 1 video track, 1 audio track, 3 subtitle tracks, 0:00:28, 24p /1.001
1: h264/AVC, 1280x534 23.976p
2: DTS, 5.1 channels, 24 bits, 1510kbps, 48kHz, 9ms
3: Subtitle (ASS), French
4: Subtitle (ASS), "english full subtitles"
5: Subtitle (ASS), "english forced subtitles"
v01 The video bitstream is encoded in a non-standard framerate.
v01 Extracting video track number 1...
a02 Extracting audio track number 2...
s03 Extracting subtitle track number 3...
s04 Extracting subtitle track number 4...
v01 Video overlaps for 28 frames at playtime 0:00:20.
Video track 1 contains 632 frames.
eac3to processing took 1 second.
Even though the above shows 'errors', that video APPEARS to plays fine. Hence the phrase I used above that it is not Foolproof..
i would think that whatever software you are using to help fix your hdd, would tell you what files are crossed linked. i assume that is what you would go by when copying every file back for later testing. so, if that is the case, then just instruct the the utility to produce a report log of all files so that you can checkmark all the files that were indicated as crosslinked. those are the one you probably will only need to check.