View Full Version : help my 580mb damaged .mov file

13-11-2003, 09:40 PM
well, basically, i finally downloaded a huge mov file in a zip folder. after finding it was corrupted and i could not unzip it, i found a zip repair program and fixed the zip file. but then, after opening the mov file, it just stays on that one frame after about a minute and the music/sound keeps playing. i am assuming it is corrupted but i cant find a .mov repair program. i have seen hundreds for avi, mpeg, and all other windows formats but i cant seem to find the mov one, any ideas?

13-11-2003, 09:43 PM
I see flashget has some zip fixer or something. I think what it does is just download the corrupted parts again.

See what your download manager can do if you used one

13-11-2003, 10:18 PM
If you have the moviefile, try with Virtual Dub to read it.

13-11-2003, 10:53 PM
Are you sure the file completed downloading properly?

Zip has primitive recovery algorithms, if any. Rar is much better.

Try renaming the file extension (.mov -> .avi or .mpeg).

Where did you download it from. If from a P2P network it could be a 'fake' or useless programs like kazaa can corrupt downloads quite easily.

A movie editor program might be able to import the video stream, and then you could manually cut out the corrupt frames and then convert the new file.