How To Fix MOV File Index

Written by Lucy John on April 20, 2023

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:

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 software which can effectively rebuild the MOV file index to make the video file healthy and playable.

Advanced MOV file index repair utility

Yodot Video 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 11, 10, 8.1, 8, 7, XP, Vista, Server 2003 and 2008) and Macintosh (Mac OS X Ventura, Monterey, Big Sur, Catalina, Snow leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion and Mavericks) operating systems.

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

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

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