Unable to play recovered mov. files

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Unable to play recovered mov. files

#1 Post by zebralion »

Hi, I am desperate for help. I apologize in advance if my english is bad (it's not my first language)

I accidentally deleted everything on my camera memory card (Canon powershot G12). I haven't taken any new pictures or recorded any movies since. I managed to restore most of the pictures, but somehow the .mov files just won't work. The files are called something like f13339328_mdat or f1300000_ftyp with different numbers of course. They either can't be played, or it's a black screen with a scratchy noise. One of them has a frame from the movie. Is there any, any way I can make this work, or are the files just totally corrupted? I am a bit lost in how I should use this software.
Please help this rookie!

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Re: Unable to play recovered mov. files

#2 Post by cgrenier »

Using PhotoRec 7.1-WIP, in theFileOpts menu, enable
[X] mov/mdat Recover mdat atom as a separate file
and restart the data recovery.

List the mov file (sort them by name).
Use two consecutive filenames to concatenate the files together

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cat f123_ftyp.mov f456_mdat.mov > 1.mov
cat f456_mdat.mov f123_ftyp.mov > 2.mov
(Use "cat" under Linux or Mac OS X, "type" if using Windows), check if you can play one of the 2 videos.