If your videos are corrupt or damaged and can’t play with your media player, you can select a top free video repair tool to repair the corrupted videos. This post from MiniTool Software introduces some best free video repair software for Windows and macOS for your reference. You can try these tools to fix broken MP4, MOV, or any other videos.
If the video can’t open or play with your digital devices or media players, then it might be corrupted. To access the video, you can try a free video repair tool that uses special technologies to help you repair corrupted videos with ease.
Below we introduce some free video repair software for Windows and Mac, and you can try them to fix your unplayable videos.
Top Free Video Repair Tools for Windows 10
MiniTool Video Repair
If you use a Windows PC or laptop, you can try MiniTool Video Repair to fix the corrupt or unreadable videos on your computer.
MiniTool Video Repair is a top free video repair program for Windows. You can use it to repair corrupt MP4, MOV, M4V, F4V videos for free. You can use it to repair corrupt, broken, unplayable, choppy videos from any device like GoPro, DJI drones, Canon, Sony, Nikon, Panasonic, and more.
It equips an Advanced Repair feature that helps you fix severely damaged videos. It also supports batch video repair and lets you preview repaired videos before saving them.
MiniTool Video Repair is a 100% clean and free program. It has an extremely intuitive interface and is simple to operate.
Download and install MiniTool Video Repair on your Windows PC or laptop and check how to use it to fix corrupted video files below.
Step 1. Launch MiniTool Video Repair to access its main interface.
Step 2. Click Add video(s) and start repairing button in the middle. Select the corrupt videos to load them into this free video repair tool. You can add multiple corrupt videos for batch repairing.
Step 3. Click Repair button at the right-bottom corner. MiniTool Video Repair will start repairing the selected videos one by one.
Step 4. If some of the videos failed to repair, you can further click Advanced Repair button. It will ask you to add a sample video of the same format from your computer and try to deeply repair the video.
Step 5. You can click Preview button next to the video that is successfully repaired to play the video with your media player. If it is satisfied, you can click Save button to save the repaired video to another preferred location. You can also select the repaired videos and click Save All button to save them.
Tip: If you are unable to repair the video, you can send us feedback or contact our support team [email protected]. Our tech team will help diagnose your video file and try to fix it.
Here are some professional free file repair tools to help your repair corrupted or damaged files, videos, and photos on Windows 10/11.
How to Recover Deleted or Lost Videos from Devices
If you mistakenly deleted some videos from your cameras or lost some videos and photos due to memory card error or corruption, you can use a free data recovery program to recover deleted/lost videos or photos from your cameras, phones, tablets, or computers.
MiniTool Power Data Recovery is a professional data recovery application for Windows. You can use it to recover any deleted/lost videos, photos, files, any other data from Windows PC or laptop, memory/SD card, USB flash drive, external hard drive, SSD, etc. in a few clicks.
MiniTool Power Data Recovery helps you tackle various data loss situations, e.g. mistaken file deletion, SD card error and corruption, accidental disk formatting, device error, hard drive failure, computer system crash, malware/virus infection and other problems, etc. (Related: How to recover data when PC won’t boot)
It has a very clean and intuitive interface and lets you easily operate it. Download and install MiniTool Power Data Recovery on your Windows computer and check how to use it to recover deleted/lost videos from your cameras or other devices below.
Step 1. Launch MiniTool Power Data Recovery.
Step 2. Under Logical Drives, find the target drive and click Scan. Optionally, you can click Devices tab and quickly select the whole device or disk and click Scan.
Tip: You need to eject the memory card from your camera and use an SD card reader to connect it to your Windows PC or laptop first.
Step 3. Let the scan process finish. Then you can check the scan result to find wanted videos and tick them. Click Save button to select a new device to store the recovered videos.
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Other Top Free Video Repair Tools for Windows
- Stellar Video Repair
- Wondershare Repairit
- Digital Video Repair
- MP4 Video Recovery Tool
- Yodot AVI Repair
- Repair Video Master
- File Repair
- Get My Videos Back
Best Video Repair Tools for Mac
If you have a Mac computer, then you can select a top free video repair application for Mac to help you fix the corrupted/damaged videos.
Stellar Data Recovery for Mac is top recommended. It is not only a Mac data recovery application but also a professional video repair program.
Stellar Data Recovery for Mac comes with a Video Repair and Photo Repair feature that can help you repair corrupt/distorted videos and photos. It also lets you preview repaired videos/photos.
This program also helps you recover any deleted or lost videos, photos, files, audios, emails, etc. from Mac computers, SD/memory cards, USB flash drives, internal/external HDDs or SSDs, and more. It also lets you create a bootable recovery USB to recover data from crashed Mac computer.
Download this full-featured Mac data recovery program on your Mac computer and check how to use it to repair corrupted videos and recover deleted/lost data below.
How to Repair Corrupted Videos on Mac
- Run Stellar Data Recovery for Mac on your computer to get to the main UI.
- Click More Tools at the top-right corner and select Repair Video to open Stellar Repair for Video window.
- On this window, you can click Add File to load the source problematic videos and click Repair button to repair the corrupted MP4 videos or any other types of videos.
- Preview and save the repaired videos to your preferred location.
How to Recover Deleted/Lost Videos on Mac
- Launch Stellar Data Recovery for Mac.
- Select what to recover. You can select Recover Everything or select particular types of files like Videos, Photos, Documents, Audio, Emails. Click Next. To only recover videos, you can only select the Videos file type.
- Select location. Next, you can select the drive or device that you want to scan for deleted/lost videos. Click Scan.
- When it completes the scan, you can click File List tab and go to video file type to find wanted videos. You can also click the Search box to find the target video file by typing the keyword of the video name.
- After you find what you want, you can check them and click Recover button to select a location to store the recovered videos.
Other Top Free Video Repair Tools for Mac
- Stellar Repair for Video
- Recoverit Video Repair
- Remo Repair MOV
- Yodot MOV Repair
Free Online Video Repair Tools
If you don’t want to install a program on your computer, you may also find some free online video repair service that claims to be able to repair corrupt, damaged, unplayable videos.
Top free online video repair software include:
Tip: These online services require you to upload your source video to its server and repair it. You need to download the repaired video file to your device after it is repaired. Some of the services might contain ads. Be careful. Still, if you care much about privacy, it’s advised you choose a stand-alone desktop video repairing program introduced above.
Possible Causes for Video Corruption
The reasons that cause videos to get corrupted can be various. Possible causes are listed below.
- When you are recording a video with your camera or phone, if the device turns down suddenly, the recorded video may get corrupt.
- When you transfer videos from one storage device to another device, a sudden power outage may cause video corruption.
- If your device meets some problems and errors like the SD card corruption, it may cause corruption in some video files.
- If you use an inferior video editor or video converter program to edit or convert the video, it may also cause video corruption.
- And more…
Therefore, it’s advised you always have a backup of your precious videos, photos, files, on another device in case it is corrupted and can’t be accessed.
You can back up the videos and photos in your cameras or phones to another device like a USB drive, external hard drive, network drive, or free cloud storage service.
If you need free PC backup software to back up your Windows computer data and system, you can try MiniTool ShadowMaker.
MiniTool ShadowMaker is a professional backup software for Windows. You can use it to back up files, folders, partitions, or the whole disk content to an external hard drive, USB, network drive, etc. It supports schedule automatic backup, incremental backup, and file sync. You can also use this program to easily create a system backup image and restore your Windows OS if your operating system meets problems.
This post introduces some top free video repair tools to help you fix broken videos on Windows or Mac. To repair corrupted videos on Windows 10/11, you can try MiniTool Video Repair. To fix damaged videos on Mac, you can use Stellar Data Recovery for Mac.
Still, if these two programs don’t help you fix the video corruption issue, you can try other tools listed in this post or send us feedback by emailing [email protected]
For other smart software from MiniTool Software, you can go to MiniTool Software official website. You can find some free and useful tools you may like, e.g., MiniTool Partition Wizard, MiniTool ShadowMaker, MiniTool Video Converter, MiniTool MovieMaker, etc.