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07-25-2010, 08:27 AM #101mov file from iphone 3GS
Thank you for your program and your explainations. I have tried to use them to fix a mov file that was corrupted when i try to upload from my iPhone 3GS to my PC. It is not a cycorder file but come from the original camera application in 3GS phone. You said that with some modifications in the moov_template file, I may be able to make it work anyway, but unfortunately I haven't been able to do so. Could you tell me how I can modify this file. I have tryed to use dumpster and hex editor, but being such a newb about this kind of thing, I wasn't successful.
Could you please explain me in simple term a way to create a valid moov_template file from a undammaged mov file from the same origin.
07-26-2010, 05:20 PM #102
Helly Xylor and all the others in this forum.
I made an account to tell you that i too have a similar problem... going nuts over it even...
What happened here was the following: i attached a webcam to my iBook, and it was camming away happily for hours, the application was generating (split-) files of 2GB in size... all was going as planned.
By accident i closed the cover of the iBook, effectively putting the computer to sleep mode, and pausing the application. It crashed before writing the moov and mdat data (afaik by reading hours upon hours on this matter)... i do have files that are similar in length, made with the same gear.
If there's a possibility to write the necessary data to my broken .mov files, no matter how small, i would try to get back my precious recordings...
thank you for your time, greetings from the Netherlands
08-15-2010, 04:36 PM #103
Hello everyone, I too have registered on this site in hopes of fixing a mov file. I have the same problem as Excentric a few pages back where I ran the script on a large file (2GB) and only got a 1 MB fixed .mov file afterwards. For fun, I tried opening the fixed MOV in quicktime and got a "Error 2002 - a bad public movie atom was found in the movie." Is there anything else that can be done with this, I have spent many hours researching this like probably most of you and would love to get something that really fixes the problem.
EDIT: In rereading a few pages back, I am guessing that my problem is that I was not using cycorder but video from a Canon camera that shoots HD .mov files. With a hex editor, I made a moov_template file from a working video from this camera but still get the same 1MB fixed mov file when I run Xylor's script. Xylor could you please tell us what script changes need to be made to use different moov_template files, I promise to contribute if I can salvage my video!
Last edited by I hate Cameras; 08-15-2010 at 05:14 PM.
08-23-2010, 03:16 AM #104
08-24-2010, 04:09 PM #105Same Kodak Playsport Zx3 Issue as others above
Looks like i am having the same problem as Braddd and digiital above with a corrupt Kodax Zx3 file being produced due to an issue with the device not stopping after long periods of time and creating an incomplete file when the batt runs out.
Have you had any luck in producing a file that we can use with this script in order to recover the file, any help is truly appreciated in this matter as i have a few files that are important and quite large!
Thanks in advance
08-28-2010, 07:38 PM #106
I know this thread is kind of old, am I out of hope? I've been trying this method to no avail.
09-04-2010, 12:58 PM #107RE: your repair script
Your procedure worked but the "working.mov" was only 1mb compaired to the corrupted.mov file @ 1.3gb, need a new script can't find any info on the net so I could write my own ?;
By . at 2010-09-04
Python's CMD lin don't do nothing, your however did work the same as it did with Mac OS Lep.
Got to be a repair script for large files, like before corrupted file 1.3gb fixed.mov file 1mb (wont play) NEW SCRIPT TIME.
I was told you need a small .mov file from the source camera to write a repair script here is a 22mb file from the source;
Last edited by ctops.legal; 09-04-2010 at 04:10 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
09-06-2010, 08:50 AM #108
Guess XYLOR is Awol.
I have had my Kodak crap out on videos again, seems like a bug with the firmware when the SD reaches about 150 images/videos.
While looking for another fix I found this link
It has source for the java app. Once again this is targeted for a certain camera. I tried on a messed up file from my Kodak ZX3 and still no joy.
If there was away for the script that xylor or the link above to extra the needed information from a good mov file we would be all set but being hard coded to a certain camera its a no love situation
09-09-2010, 09:46 AM #109
09-12-2010, 03:36 PM #110
Could you make the .mov repair script work for Photo Booth quit before stop corrupt file?
I think there is a big market for this as the only way currently is Treasured which costs a bomb.
09-12-2010, 04:27 PM #111RE: Treasured
I don't have much confidence in Treasured based on my research, actually Apple has some software it's like Quicktime tools, 3 emails I got said the software requires a small (good) working peice of .mov file from the original recording device, that might be how Treasured is doing it, first Treasured is to cheap that's what is so suspicious about Treasured, I work in data recovery and the base rate is several hundered dollars to start, it's some guys from Apple that wrote some custom software I bet it needs to run under Mac OS Quccktime's original home.
09-12-2010, 06:47 PM #112
09-12-2010, 07:03 PM #113Wish I knew,,
Well let's look at it rationally how is a quicktime .mov made, you would need to write a software app. that would emulate an camera's hardware functions, if such an app. is out there it runs under Mac OS I bet.
05-02-2011, 07:08 PM #114
Hey guys, I know I am probably beating a dead horse, but this thread is the only *seemingly* working solution. Basically, I recorded a video on my iphone 2g, and it was corrupted as I closed the app instead of pressing the stop button.
I tried doing everything in here. Ran from cd, trying to run the script, it asks my with what to be opened, I select python from python 2.6. folder. Then it just quickly opens up a window and closes it immediatly, without giving me time to react.
Any ideas? I really want this movie, it's a wedding movie of a friend of mine.
I'm running W7
Last edited by Aahzmandeus; 05-02-2011 at 07:14 PM.
05-02-2011, 07:28 PM #115Try to play using VLC player
VLC player can repair .mov files, also the SD card was not seated right you file may not contain audio, use a MAC app called "filejucer" to extract your images.
Java has a GUI called "movmedic", it runs under windows but works better running under MAC or Ubuntu.
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05-02-2011, 07:50 PM #116
How important is the audio to you? I can fix the video minus the audio easily. I can do it with the audio too, but that's more complex.
The Treasured people do a great job, but they are expensive. If you have a Mac you can get the free app to fix your video and use it to decide if it's worth it, it has artefacts but even if you decide it's not worth it, what you get is better than nothing. Also you'll get the audio from it, which would help me.
Email me and we'll figure something out. I'm feeling generous because I just saved two important videos of my own and I know how it feels.
Email = parabolee -(at)- gmail -(dot)- com
05-02-2011, 07:54 PM #117Treasured
Nothing on the net as far as reviews for it last time I looked, it does the same thing as filejuicer from what I gather.
05-03-2011, 06:34 AM #118
Unfortunately, I do not have a mac. I can eventually get ahold of a macbook, though.
I also can't really pass this movie online, since it's not mine, and my friend hates having stuff like this anywhere online. Which is why I won't use treasured.
The audio is really not that important, the mic is crappy anyway. So, the best option is to use filejuicer? I tried searching for movrepair, but it just turns out dead links. VLC obviously can't open the file, tried that.
@parabolee the free mac app would be filejuicer?
05-03-2011, 09:59 AM #119
If you do use Treasured when you get that Mac and request the free trial software, contact me and I can help you fix it easily.
05-06-2011, 08:11 AM #120
Well, it'll be a while before I get the mac.
Meanwhile, it appears that the script is fine, I just lack enough knowledge to actually run it. I download python 2.6, then I right click on the repair_cycorder_mov.py file and tell windows to associate python.exe with this file. As a result, now, when running the script, CMD just gives me a script HELP page that lists the usage of this script. But it doesn't actually run the script. Anyone know a dead-sure method of running this script under W7? Or what do I need to type to make cmd execute this script?
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Last edited by Aahzmandeus; 05-06-2011 at 08:18 AM.