VLC --really good tool for repairing corrupt video files (mp4 etc)

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  1. jimbo45's Avatar
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    VLC --really good tool for repairing corrupt video files (mp4 etc)


    Hi folks
    Never realized it but VLC is actually a good video file "repairer" (and it's 100% free)

    easy way --from menu choose media-->convert/save

    add your file

    then save


    unless file is totally unsalvageable it should do the trick for you.
    Also good for converting to H265 -- a lot faster than Handbrake !!.

    (saves messing about with all those "adware ridden "Free" online video converters etc.)

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  2. Paul Black's Avatar
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    Thanks for sharing that useful information @jimbo45!
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  3. Posts : 660
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    Thanks for sharing that nugget, I've used VLC forever and had no idea. Cheers
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  4. Compumind's Avatar
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    Yes, that is a part of VLC and it comes in useful at times.

    Thanks for posting it, Jimbo.

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  5. Paul Black's Avatar
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    I have used VLC for years and it pretty much plays ANYTHING you throw at it. It is a great bit of software and even better it is FREE!
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  6. Callender's Avatar
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    If you try another decent player you'll realize that it's not as great as everybody seems to think.

    How to Use madVR with VLC

    madVR


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  7. HeM
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    Callender said:
    If you try another decent player you'll realize that it's not as great as everybody seems to think...
    VLC can play / stream / convert / save / record almost everything and if a file cannot open with VLC, then can hardly (or not at all) play anywhere else.

    VLC is not the greatest but is a MUST 'tool'. It depends on what a user wants from an A/V file.

    After all, the greatest software is the one a user knows better...
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  8. Callender's Avatar
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    HeM said:
    After all, the greatest software is the one a user knows better...
    I was an avid VLC fan for years. That's no longer the case.

    Best Free Media Player | Gizmo's Freeware

    At least you can add a decent video renderer to some other players.
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  9. HeM
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    Callender said:
    ...At least you can add a decent video renderer to some other players.
    I absolutely agree!
    I use VLC more as a tool and only if MPC (with proper renderers, filters etc.) cannot play something but this fact cannot reduce its value.
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  10. Callender's Avatar
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    Well currently I have PotPlayer (custom install) and MBC-BE (KCP custom install) both with MadVR and they do indeed play anything. I'd admit to using other tools for conversion/ repair. As stated VLC playback quality leaves a lot to be desired. However it is great for users who just want something that works straight out of the box. In that sense I cannot knock it.
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