.mp4 Recovery not right

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.mp4 Recovery not right

#1 Post by mattdt83 »

Hi folks, I've recently formatted an SD card containing .mp4 video files off my camera. When I recovered, it's recovered them as .mov's and they don't play in VLC. Any ideas on how to fix this issue?

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Re: .mp4 Recovery not right

#2 Post by cgrenier »

You should read the chapter "Recovering lost videos from a memory card using PhotoRec" https://www.cgsecurity.org/testdisk.pdf

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Re: .mp4 Recovery not right

#3 Post by Smartx21 »

Did you try an external repair tool?
I have done this a couple of times with success.
After recovering .mov files with PhotoRec, they did not play at all. Applying a fix (e.g. videorepair), they worked well.