Repair your MOV Online

Do you have a MOV video or movie file that will not open correctly? If so, our free-to-use MOV video repair tool may be able to help. Our tool analyses the content of your MOV file and is able to determine if the file content is valid. Our tool will let you know what is wrong with your MOV file and attempt to fix it.

Or drag and drop your files here to upload.
A maximum of 20 files can be uploaded at once.

Please note: Your MOV, once uploaded to our server, will be deleted 15 minutes after upload.
If our tool offers the option to repair your file, please ensure you download the repaired file within this time period.

How to Repair your MOV Online?

Here are 3 simple steps to repair your MOV using our fast and free repair tool.

Upload your MOV

Click the "Select File" button, then select a MOV file. The maximum file size is 100MB.

Analysis and Repair

Your MOV file will be analysed, and our tool will attempt to repair your MOV file if possible.

Repair or Convert your MOV

Select an option to either repair or convert to receive your repaired MOV file.

MOV file format information

ExtensionMOV
Full NameQuickTime File Format
TypeVideo
Mime Typevideo/quicktime
FormatBinary

A MOV file is a multimedia container format used to store video, audio, and other media data. Developed by Apple Inc., it is commonly associated with their QuickTime media player software. The MOV format is versatile and widely supported across various platforms, making it a popular choice for storing and sharing media content.

Inside a MOV file, data is organized into tracks, each containing different types of media. For instance, one track may hold video data encoded with a codec like H.264 or MPEG-4, while another track may store audio data using codecs such as AAC or MP3. This track-based structure allows for synchronized playback of multiple media streams, ensuring that video and audio stay in perfect harmony.

Due to its flexibility, MOV files are frequently used for editing and post-production tasks in the film and video industry. Professionals appreciate the format's ability to maintain high-quality video and audio, even after multiple editing cycles. Additionally, MOV files can include metadata, chapter markers, and interactive elements, providing enhanced capabilities for multimedia presentations and interactive videos.

Repairing a MOV File

MOV Video File Header Data

MOV files are all binary format in nature, storing video frames in a compressed format dictated by a bit-rate setting. This bit-rate setting is often located within the file header bytes, a sequence of bytes unique to a particular file format. The header bytes not only identify the type of video file to be played but also compression and codec settings.

By analysing the MOV file header bytes, our tool is able to calculate the expected length of the video file and also perform other integrity checks to ensure the video file is what the header bytes claim it to be. Our MOV repair tool can check the header byte sequence relatively quickly and report any immediate issues right away.

Bit Rate and Quality

As mentioned above, within the MOV file data are values that determine how aggressive the compression algorithm is when it comes to balancing file size with playback quality. Our tool will not alter any bit rate or other quality settings; these will be preserved during any repair performed on the uploaded file.

Video Codecs

Our tools support most common codecs, allowing our tool to parse the MOV file content when looking for issues with the playback of the file.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will the resolution and quality of the MOV file be affected?

No. Our MOV repair tool will not adjust the resolution or quality of the repaired file.

Is it free to use the MOV file repair tool?

Yes! Our MOV repair tool is 100% free to use.

Are there any usage limits when repairing my MOV file?

No, you can repair as many files as you wish. We do not have any limits when using our MOV repair tool.

How long does it take to repair my MOV?

We aim to process MOV repairs as quickly as possible; this usually takes around 5 seconds; however, this may be longer depending on the file size and data needed to be repaired.

What does the MOV repair process involve?

Once your MOV has been selected, it will undergo some initial checks to verify that the file has some basic information. If the initial checks pass, we then upload the file to our servers for more detailed analysis.

Is it safe to repair my MOV on FabConvert.com?

Yes, of course it is! Your MOV, once repaired, is deleted 15 minutes after upload, and any download link will expire after this time.

Can I repair my MOV on Windows, Linux, Android, iOS or Mac OS?

Yes! Our MOV repair tool will run on any system with a modern web browser.