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Video Repair Tool


Grau GbRs Video Repair Tool can repair and fix broken or damaged video files (mp4,mv4,mpg,mov,jpg,dvc,3gp) that do not play in your media player. Repairs video files that are truncated, broken, corrupt or damaged. Repairs video files that do not play in QuickTime or Windows Media player. Repairs movies that were not finalized by the camera. The repair does not depend on a valid/correct container format - the raw video and audio stream data is fully automatically reconstructed. Supports non-broken reference movies for finding missing movie meta-data and parameters. $40 for 1 repair and $120 for unlimited repairs.

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OS:Windows MacOS
File size:37.5MB
Portable version

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Currently, our software can automatically repair damaged .mov or .mp4 movie files (generally, all movie files based on QuickTime container format) that use one of the following codec formats:

avc1 (H264/AVC, used by most digital cameras, HD video cameras, iPhone, etc.)
mp4v (H264/ISO, used by a few cameras)
MPG2 / xdvc / xd5d (MPEG-2 / XDCAM, used by Sony cameras)
jpg (Motion JPEG, used by Panasonic cameras)
icod (Apple Intermediate Codec, used by Final Cut)
dvc / dvpp / dvhp (DVCPRO / DVCPRO HD, used by Panasonic cameras)

Movies of the following cameras have been tested for correctness with our software (however we cannot test all camera models, and it generally works on most digital cameras):

Canon 5D, 7D, T1i
Panasonic HVX200
Kodak ZX1, ZX3, ZI8, Z7590
Oregon ATC9K
Sony EX1, F900
Contour HD Helmet
Nokia N82

Additionally, if our software doesn't support your camera yet, we can add support for new video and audio encodings (our 10 years of experience in data recovery software helps us to develop something new very quickly). We are currently working on adding the following requested cameras and formats:

Wirecast application format (audio)
Samsung HMXS10, MX20
Canon 574HD (audio)
Zoom Q3HD (audio)

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VRT, Video Repair Utility, HD Video Repair Utility, Grau GBR

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Tried this on a broken recording made by my Sony Xperia smartphone, which was not finished correctly due to the camera app crashing. The file wouldn't play in any player or editor I tried (VLC, MPC-HC, MPlayer, WMP, Avidemux, VirtualDub) and MediaInfo recognised no streams.

This repair utility asked for the broken file and a errorless reference recording made with the same camera. One click later and it started analysing and reconstructing the file. The trial version is limited to recovering 50% of the video's length. That amounted to 5 minutes, and the recovery was done in around 20 seconds. The resulting file seems fine and plays in all players.

Very good marks for it doing what it actually does, but very low marks for the value for money ratio. I understand that what the tool does might be very valuable in certain situations, but I don't condone profiteering from people when they are desperate, as the tool doesn't really do anything so special to warrant the steep price (you see a lot of generic file system recovery tools doing the same, asking exorbitant prices for features that other tools do for much less, or even free). Hence, I opted to not register and instead look for an alternative tool. If the price doesn't bother you though: this tool does what it promises to do, does it quickly, and you can check whether it will work for your specific file(s) thanks to the trial.

Posted September 22, 2013 by Anamon. Tool version using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 2 of 10 Overall score 6 of 10

This absolutely works if your camera is listed. I have a Canon 7D and was using SanDisk 32gb CF card. After getting home and dumping the files to my external hdd I noticed out of about 70 .mov files, the last two were corrupt (not showing video) but the info on the file listed that one had recorded 2.6gb and the other 1.33gb worth of video. They would not play in my camera or computer.

I downloaded the VideoRepair trial software from and input my bad file plus a good file from the cf card. It repaired the file perfectly so I bought the FULL unlimited version. If you have a corrupted .mov file and your camera is listed give the trial download a try. It is very user friendly.

Posted August 07, 2012 by pickett22. Tool version using OS MacOSX
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10

It worked fine on a broken MP4.

But be sure to test the trial/demo before you buy, the demo will try recreate half the movie and it takes some minutes. Read the online manual how to use it.

Posted January 02, 2012 by Baldrick. Tool version using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 7 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 7 of 10 Overall score 8 of 10

I wish this app worked because I have a damaged H264/MP4 from a Samsung MX20. Unfortunately, it didn't fix it. I contacted the developer who said he would add my camcorder; I even sent him a good clip so he'd have whatever data from the good file would provide the fix to the bad file. *sigh* Doesn't work.

As it's a free download to try it I don't feel right leaving all those "1" ratings without adding that it cost me nothing to try it. If the developer would manage to include my camcorder in his "fix-it" settings, I'd buy the app in a heartbeat.

Posted May 14, 2011 by rumplestiltskin. Tool version 1.61 using OS MacOSX
Ease of use 5 of 10 Functionality 1 of 10 Value for money 1 of 10 Overall score 1 of 10

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