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The popularity of smartphones in the previous decade and the emergence of various streaming applications have increased the number of videos on our mobile. The simple method of downloading the videos and transferring them from multiple devices to the computer has made videos the maximum space consuming files. An average user saves multiple videos like movies, tutorials, songs, etc. The video file may be of different formats like MP4, AVI, FLV, MPEG, 3GP, MOV, MKV, etc.

The quality of the video does not degrade over the passing of time, and it will remain on the computer as long as you want to keep it. But several reasons can attack the quality of the video and corrupt it differently. Some of the common reasons behind the corruption are here-

  • Improper Operating System shutdown.
  • Incomplete or interrupted video transfer.
  • Incomplete or interrupted video download.
  • Error during reading or writing the data.
  • Bad video compression or decompression.
  • Bad Internet connection.
  • Malware, spyware attack.

The corrupt video will be unusable to play in any video player, and you need to follow the most-suited repair method to make it playable again.

Method-1. Check the hard drive.

Before going to repair the video file, you should check if the error is due to any other hardware or software issue. If the demanding drive sector where the video file is present becomes corrupt, then each file present in the sector will also be unavailable. You should run the disk scan to make sure that the storage space is completely secure.

Method-2. Update the video player.

There are several video players available to run the video, like VLC Player, KM Player, Real-time player, GOM Player, etc. If you have not updated the player application, then it will face challenges to run the high-definition videos or a large-sized video. Updating the video player can solve the minor issues in playing the videos.

Method-3. Convert/save the video using the VLC Player.

The VLC Player is the most well-known and globally used media player. It has some well- built features that allow the user to save the video in a different format and use it again.

  1. Start the VLC player and go to the Media option in the toolbar. Then select Convert/Save.
  2. Start the VLC player

  3. Go to the File tab and click the Add button to open the video.
  4. File tab

  5. Select the video from its saving folder, then click Convert/Save option.
  6. click Convert/Save option

  7. In the Profile dropdown, choose Video – H.264 + MP3 (MP4).
  8. choose Video – H.264 + MP3 (MP4)

  9. Use the Browse button to select the destination folder and provide a different name to the video. Then click the Start button to convert the video.
  10. Browse button to select the destination folder

Method-4. Fix the video codecs.

If there is a compression problem in the video, you can fix it within the VLC Player. 1. Open the VLC Player and go to Tools>>Preferences.


Go to Input/codecs, and for the damaged or incomplete AVI file, chose the open to Always fix. Then save the changes.

chose the open to Always fix

Method-5. Automated method using professional software

The professional software may help recover the video file from corruption and make it playable in the player again. Kernel Video Repair is one such software that supports all the video formats and can repair unlimited videos simultaneously.

  1. After opening the software, click the Plus icon to select the video.
  2. Kernel Video Repair Tool

  3. Choose multiple videos from different formats and click Open.
  4. Choose multiple videos

  5. One video requires the Reference file from the same format and a healthy one. Could you select it and click Repair Files?
  6. requires the Reference file

  7. Choose the destination to save the repaired video. Then click, OK.
  8. Choose the destination to save the repaired video

  9. The tool will repair the video files swiftly.
  10. repair the video files

  11. After the completion of the repair process, you can save the report in the CSV format. Then click Close.
  12. save the report in the CSV format


There are several causes behind the corruption of the video file, and a video file is susceptible to each threat. If you are also facing corruption in video and not playing in the media player, you should use Kernel Video Repair and retrieve the video, excluding the fault lines. The tool allows you to repair unlimited videos at once and provides a repair report in the last.

Kernel Video Repair
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