How To Repair Broken MOV File

Written by Lucy John on April 18, 2023

MOV is the most popularly used video file format in multimedia gadgets like iPad, iPod, iPhone, Smartphone’s etc. The main benefit of MOV file is that they can store multiple audio and video tracks independent of each other. Furthermore, in order to edit these files you don’t need to rewrite the data after editing. But sometimes you may encounter situations when certain MOV files start to behave unusually and refuse to play on digital media player and instead display an error message like “This MOV file seems like broken, attempt to repair?” After this error message it does not play and even if it plays, you may get disappointed by its abnormal behavior, where you may get to see only a picture but not sound or sound but not picture or picture freezes and the sound will continue or picture gets struck and so on. This behavior of the MOV file shows that it is broken and in order to play it properly, you need to repair it by utilizing any good video repair software.

Reasons for MOV File corruption

Description of the software

Yodot Video Repair is a freely available corrupt video repair software that can fix errors in MOV, MP4, and M4V video files irrespective of the cause for corruption. In addition to MOV, it can fix broken MP4 video which refuse to play on QuickTime or any other media players. The best quality of this software is that it can repair corrupted or damaged MOV file of any size. This software also supports all latest brands of cameras such as Panasonic, Olympus, Contour, etc. It has been designed specifically for Mac operating system therefore it works well with all the advanced versions of Mac Operating System such as Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard (64-bit), Leopard (64-bit), Lion 10.7 (64-bit) latest Mountain Lion, Ventura, Monterey, Big Sur and Catalina and also Windows operating system such as Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8 Windows 10, Windows 11 etc.

Steps to repair broken MOV Files


  • Backup important MOV files so that if you get any problem while opening MOV file, you can easily restore it from the backup
  • Keep your hard drive data in defragmented form to avoid any kind of error
  • Use a good antivirus software to scan and remove harmful threats from your system
  • Never use a camcorder having faulty firmware for recording videos
  • Use an UPS in your Mac and Windows computer to avoid MOV file damage due to shut down after power failure

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