How to Fix MOV File index?

Hi There, I have recorded a 250 MB video footage with my camcorder that plays upto certain point and then freezes automatically in QuickTime. Problem is persisting even after I switched to other video player to play that video file. Recorded video file is saved with .mov file format. How can I resolve this issue? Please help!.

You can find a number of users with the same problem. If your MOV file is not playing properly, there might be some issue in its index. MOV file container has index and codec information that is very crucial part of any MOV video file. QuickTime or any other video player need to know about index information to play MOV file. If the index is damaged or corrupted, MOV video file would not play properly. A couple of reasons are there which can be counted for not playing MOV index:

  • Interruptions while compressing MOV file may result in broken index
  • MOV file index may get damaged due to incomplete download or while sharing MOV file over network
  • If you have not copied MOV file properly or file transfer process got interrupted, it may render corrupted or broken index
  • MOV file index gets corrupted after erroneous conversion of MOV file format to other video file format
  • Using poor video file editor may also result in broken MOV index
  • Sudden power failure when you are playing MOV video, may cause corruption to MOV file index

If the MOV file index is incomplete or corrupted, it cannot be played on any media player. As this problem is more widespread, you may also experience MOV file index issues but fortunately there are few MOV file repair tools which can effectively rebuild the MOV file index to make the video file healthy and playable.

Advanced MOV file index repair utility

Yodot MOV Repair is empowered with exceptional repair technology to ease the process of MOV file index repair. With this brilliant utility, you can make your MOV file healthy and playable that is not playing after the file index gets corrupted or altered. This video file repair software has automated solution to fix unplayable MOV files after header, movement, format, duration and other corruption issues. You can employ this utility to resolve kinds of errors in MOV files. For an instance, it supports users to repair MOV file header along with MP4 and M4V video files which are severely corrupted. This software can repair index in MOV, MP4 and M4v video files on all the latest Windows (Windows 8.1, 8, 7, XP, Vista, Server 2003 and 2008) and Macintosh (Mac OS X Snow leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion and Mavericks) operating systems.

Steps for fixing index issue in MOV video file on Mac OS X:

  • Download Yodot MOV Repair software to your Macintosh computer and follow instructions to complete the installation process
  • Launch the application to explore the main wizard
  • Browse for the MOV file that is unplayable due to corrupted/damaged index
  • As soon as the MOV video file gets uploaded; click on ‘Repair’ button to initiate repair process
  • A progress bar gets displayed on the screen to show the status of repairing operation
  • After the MOV index repair operation is completed, you can view fixed MOV file by using “Preview” option
  • Select the destination location on your system hard drive to save fixed MOV file and click on “Save” button
  • Also you can save repaired MOV file on any externally connected removable storage device such as USB drive, external hard disk etc

Valuable Tips!

  • Use any good application to convert MOV file to another file format
  • Employ an efficient anti-virus program to keep MOV file protected from severe virus attacks
  • Keep additional copy of important MOV files on different storage locations for back up
  • Avoid interruptions while compressing or extracting MOV files from compressed folders