MP4 is generally known as MPEG-4. It is a latest discovery of one of the prominent multimedia file format. This multimedia file format is primarily introduced and popularized through Apple’s iTunes. Nowadays this file extension is widely used by a large number of people from all over the world. It handles all the aspects of multimedia files such as audio, video, text and images. Every MP4 files get stored in .mp4 file extension.
MP4 file format has revolutionized the world of media and entertainment. All the latest technologies such as iTunes, iPods, PSP and Xbox are compatible with all MP4 file formats. MP4 files have powerful and superior quality of bitrate which makes audio and video more clear and sharp. More importantly, MP4 files can be played on Apple Quick Time Player and other supported players that are compatible with Mac OS. MP4 files can be quite large depending on the compression codex used for it. Larger files are likely to get corrupted easily as they cover larger section of the physical media. Besides this, there are many other reasons responsible for MP4 file corruption. They are as follows:
External threats: MP4 file gets corrupted easily due to external threats like virus, malware and spyware. Once your file gets infected by any of these external threats then it will be very difficult for you to access it until and unless you fix the problem by repairing it.
Sudden system shut down: Your MP4 files get corrupted if your system shuts down abnormally at the time when your MP4 file is in playing mode. Abrupt system shut down can damage the header and file structure of MP4 file because of which MP4 file gets corrupted.
Interruption during MP4 file transfer: MP4 file is likely to get damaged and corrupted during transfer from one storage device to another. If any interruption takes place when MP4 files are getting transferred from one media storage device to another can severely damage MP4 file. Power fluctuation, virus attack, abnormal system shut down and hard disk failure are some of the scenarios that are responsible for interrupting file transferring process.
Converting file extension: If you try to convert or change from one format to another format can also corrupt your MP4 files. Using inappropriate third party application and improper method of changing file extension can damage your MP4 file severely. Once your file gets corrupted it becomes unusable and inaccessible for further use.
Storing MP4 files in damaged storage device: Existing damage to the storage device is the major cause for MP4 file corruption. MP4 file gets damaged if you store it to a damaged storage device. If you are aware about the condition of a particular storage device and still if you try to store it in that damaged device then it is sure that your file will definitely get corrupt.
Opening MP4 file by unsupportable player: Usually, You can open MP4 file with Apple Quick Time Player, Apple iTunes, VideoLAN VLC media player, Eltima Elmedia. If you try to open any MP4 file with an unsupportable player then there is more probability that your MP4 file might get corrupt and becomes a rusted file.
Therefore, these are some of the scenarios by which your MP4 file gets damaged and become inaccessible. Once your file gets corrupted then you will come across to many error messages such as "Format error", "Uploading error", etc. You can easily protect your MP4 files from getting corrupted by taking some precautions. Some of the precautionary measures are as follows:
Even after this, if your MP4 files are getting corrupted and become inaccessible then in that case it is essential for you to use efficient Remo Repair MOV software so that you can repair MP4 files and fix the problem of file corruption. This tool can easily repair broken MP4 files and corrupted MOV in a few minutes. Not only this, but also you can conveniently repair MP4 audio files by using this magical MP4 repairing tool. It has automated repair process feature which helps to scan and repair severely damaged files automatically. This application is also capable of repairing damaged MP4 files which has been abruptly finalized by the camera due to defective firmware. Video - avc1, mp4v, mjpeg and Audio – Audio, RAW, mp4a are some of the prominent codecs that is supported by this software. This tool will even let you to fix corrupted MP4 movie files in an efefctive way. This utility is capable enough to repair MP4 file errors on all the famous brands of camcorder such as Samsung, Sony, Canon, Kodak, Nikon, Casio, Panasonic, Fujifilm and so on. You can repair MP4 files on Mac operating system because this software is highly compatible by all the latest version of Mac OS such as Mac OS X 10.5.8 & above Leopard (64-bit), Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard (64-bit) and Lion 10.7 (64-bit).
Easy steps to execute repairing process are stated below:
Step1: Download and Install free version of this software and launch it by double clicking on the desktop shortcut or use the Start Menu to launch the software. As soon as it starts running, the main window will appear where you have to click on Open button in order to upload your corrupted MP4 file that needs to be repaired as shown in Figure 1
Figure 1 : Main Screen
Step 2: Once you click on open button, the software will open corrupted file from the location where it has been stored. After your file gets uploaded, click on "Repair" button. As soon as you click on Repair button, the color of the button changes from blue to green as shown in Figure 2
Figure 2 : File selection screen
Step 3: Immediately after this, a new window will pop-up where you can see the repair process as shown in Figure 3
Figure 3 : Repair processing window
Step 4: Once the repair process gets over, you can easily preview repaired file by clicking on "Preview repaired file" option
Figure 4 : Preview Window
NOTE: In demo version you can only preview the repaired file but you can’t save it to a specific location in your system. Save repaired file option is unavailable in demo version. Therefore, if you want to save repaired file onto your system then you need to activate the full version of this software.