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  1. Member jungleexplorer's Avatar
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    Guys I am needing some help. Yesterday I was filming with my GoPro and when I got home to review my videos, the last four files were all corrupt and will not open. The information is there because the files are the right data size (My camera films in 10 minute segments), but they just won't open. I have tried everything. I tried Yodot Mov Repair. I tried downloading the Rem Video Repair Tool but Norton deleted it as a virus. I tried converting the file with VLC but VLC cannot even access the file. I tried doing a disc repair in the micro Sd card. Right now, I am uploading one of the file to youtube in the hopes that their system might be able to repair it.

    Any help would be very much appreciated.
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    The Grau Video Repair Tool may help you. Turn off that big yellow virus called "Norton" so you can download and run it.
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    Thanks, but I already tried that tool. It does nothing. FYI. The page you linked to has dead links on it. None of them work.
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    Originally Posted by jungleexplorer View Post
    Thanks, but I already tried that tool. It does nothing. FYI. The page you linked to has dead links on it. None of them work.
    Works for me. Here is the link that's posted on the VideoHelp page:
    http://grauonline.de/download/videorepair.zip

    Originally Posted by jungleexplorer View Post
    The information is there because the files are the right data size
    Unfortunately, your conclusion does not necessarily hold. We have seen many files of the right size that are filled with 00 or FF bytes.
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    The file reports a size of 1.9 GB.
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    Originally Posted by jungleexplorer View Post
    The file reports a size of 1.9 GB.
    still meaningless as the file can contain nothing but blank data padding. use a hex editor an look at what's in the file.
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    Try VirtualDub. For the hex editor, select it in 'Tools' and drop in your video and it may be able to open it.
    You can also try to read it with MediaInfo and it might give you some information.
    You can also compare the file to a working file with those tools.
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    Originally Posted by redwudz View Post
    Try VirtualDub. For the hex editor, select it in 'Tools' and drop in your video and it may be able to open it.
    You can also try to read it with MediaInfo and it might give you some information.
    You can also compare the file to a working file with those tools.
    Thank you. I will try those. Notepad cannot open it because it is to large and I was wondering what to use. You anticipated my need and answered my next question before I asked it. No wonder you are a Super Moderator.
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    Waaaaa!!!

    There is no doubt about it. The file is empty. My video is lost. Stupid Chinese SD card! ARRRGGGGG! This video was of once in a life time event. I was walking out in the woods and this huge rattlesnake attacked me. I don't mean it just sat there and rattled. I mean it came after me. But the way it came after me was weird and something I have never seen a rattlesnake do. The front half of the body was off the ground like a King Cobra. I have never seen that before. I am really upset that this video is lost.

    Heed my warning! Never buy those cheap sd cards. I always buy top of the line stuff but I saw a deal on some cheap micro sd cards and thought I would give them a try. This was the first time I used this card. NEVER AGAIN!

    Thanks for all the help guys. I really appreciate it. At least now I can move on now that I know there is no hope left.
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    Did you look at the file with a byte editor? (I use HxD.) MediaInfo will report "truncated" when it can't make sense of a file, but it doesn't mean there is absolutely no media there. Browse the file with HxD and if you find nothing but zeroes or FFs after the header, then you can conclude it's truly lost.

    Next time something like this happens, CLONE the drive before you try any sort of repair on it. You want to be able to go back in case rescue efforts make it worse.
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    HxD shows nothing but 00000000000000000000000
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  12. I had the same problem. I took about 20 videos and only the first 6 are useable. My files are all high values. I bought a cheap 128 Gb Micro SD card off Ebay thinking that I was getting a good deal. https://forum.videohelp.com/threads/379704-Unable-to-open-MOV-files
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