How to Repair HD Video?

HD videos are the high definition videos with higher resolution and large number of pixels. Earlier, only certain devices like HD video cameras, camcorders and DSLRs were capable of capturing HD videos; but now, even your smartphone can do the job for you.

These high definition videos can be played on any of the media player installed on your computer and HD video files can be easily transferred from digital cameras to the computer.

However, HD videos are not excused from damage or corruption. Like the rest of video file formats, even your HD video clips get corrupt or damaged due to several reasons.

Common Causes for Damage or Corruption of HD Video:

  • Editing or converting HD videos with unreliable video converter or editing tools
  • Improper way of changing file format (file extension/file types) of HD videos
  • Playing HD video files in unsupported media players
  • Shooting HD videos on a camera/camcorder/Smartphone, running with a low battery
  • Saving HD videos on a virus-infected SD card, hard drive, memory card etc.
  • Interruptions while transferring, converting or downloading HD videos
  • Trying to record HD videos on an SD card or memory card which is almost full
  • Presence of bad sectors on the storage device where HD video files are stored
  • HD video file header damage/corruption

When HD videos get damaged or corrupt, they refuse to play on any media player. If you have a backup of these unplayable HD videos, then you can easily restore them. If you don't have a proper backup, then the only choice you have is to repair HD videos and make them playable.

Steps to Repair HD Videos without Using HD Video Repair Software:

Before you try below steps, take a backup of your HD videos and save it on a safe location.

Step 1: Launch the VLC player, go to Preferences and select Input/Codecs. Click on the Save button. Next, choose Always Fix option located under Damaged or incomplete AVI file. Now, open your broken HD video. (this technique works for HD videos of .avi format).

Step 2: If your HD video is not in AVI format then, create a replica of your corrupt or damaged videos and change its file extension to .avi. Then, repeat the Step # 1.

Step 3: Open VLC, go to Media, and select Convert or Save option. Select your HD video which is broken or damaged using add input files or streams button and click on the Convert or Save button. Next, give a name for the repaired HD video (in Convert window). In Settings part, select the input codec of your HD video under Profile. Click on the Start button to repair damaged/corrupt HD video repair process.

If VLC player cannot repair your HD video, then use a reliable HD video repair software.

Best HD Video Repair Software:

Yodot MOV Repair is the recommended HD video repair utility and used by most of the users to repair corrupt HD video files on both Windows and Macintosh operating system. This software is extremely efficient in repairing corrupt MP4, MOV, M4V video files and fixes file transfer error, firmware error, file system corruption, card error etc. You can use this application to repair HD video files which are damaged/corrupted on Mac OS X Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, Leopard, Snow Leopard, Mountain Lion, and Lion operating systems. This video repair software extracts and repair both video and audio frames separately from the damaged/corrupt HD videos file and later attach them together to generate a playable video file. It fixes unplayable MP4 video, MOV, and M4V video files, and generates a healthy playable video files in three quick steps.

This program easily fixes the MOV, MP4, and M4V video files that are corrupted and doesn't play on any media player. If you are using PC, then use Windows version of Yodot MOV Repair program that repairs movies, HD video files etc. on your Windows OS; the tool supports all versions of Windows OS including Windows 10.

How to Repair HD Video?

Step1: Launch Yodot MOV Repair and click on Open button. Select the HD video file that is to be repaired and click on Repair button.

Step 2: Once the tool completes HD video repair process, it allows you to Preview your repaired HD video.

Step 3: Save your repaired video files on your desired location (preferably in a new location).


  • Don’t use untrusted third-party video converter for converting your HD videos to other formats
  • It’s good to have an additional backup of your important video files on a safe storage device

Related Articles