Recover_MP4 – A Powerful Tool for Recovering Corrupted Video Files

Recover_MP4 is a powerful tool that can recover video and audio files corrupted as a result of unfinalized recording. It can recover MP4, MOV, M4V, M4A, QT, 3GP and MXF files that can't be played in media players due to damaged or empty headers.

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Please note: support of the downloadable version of Recover_MP4 has been discontinued. But the latest version of the tool (Recover_MP4 V3.0) is now used by the online video recovery service – Restore.Meida.

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What's new in Recover_MP4 v3.0?

Note: I discontinued support of the downloadable tool – Recover_MP4. However, the latest version of the tool (3.0) is used by the online service called "Restore.Media". Apart from other updates, this service gives you the following benefits:

1. Convenient and easy-to-use interface. No more need to deal with Command Prompt. Wizard-like web interface guides you through the recovery process.

2. Support for different platforms. MacOS, iOS and Android users can now use the tool to recover video files just as Windows users.

3. Added option for manual file recovery. If you're not satisfied with the results of automatic algorithms, you can ping Restore.Media's engineers to process your video or audio files manually. This is especially useful if you accidentally deleted your video from flash memory, such as an SD card, and struggle do get the data back. Restore.Media's engineers will help you recover such video files.

4. No more need to use any additional tools, like ffmpeg.

5. Added recovery algorithms optimized for dozens of new cameras, including: iPhone Filmic Pro, Samsung Gear 360, GoPro Session, GoPro 6, LAMAX X8.1 Sirius, AIM SmartyCam HD, PittaSoft BlackVue DVR, Canon Legria, Vixia and a lot more.

6. Improved GoPro 4, 5 and 6 support using the GoPro SOS meta data stream. Note: for a detailed guide on how to repair corrupted GoPro video files, I recommend reading this article.

7. Added support for MXF files and the Apple ProRes codec.

8. Added an option to filter out low resolution (preview) streams from the main video stream when recovering GoPro, Xiaomi YI and DJI video files after they have been accidentally deleted and then restored with "undelete" tools.


Frequently Asked Questions

1. What file types does Recover_MP4 support? Can I use the tool to recover video files other than MP4?

The latest version of the tool can recover MP4, MOV, M4V, M4A, QT, 3GP and MXF files.

2. What camera models does Recover_MP4 support?

Recover_MP4 can be used to recover video and audio files recorded virtually with any camera. For the most popular cameras/devices, the tool employs specific recovery algorithms that provide higher success rates. Some of such camera models include:

Camcorders / DSLRs:
  • Canon EOS series, including 5D, 5D Mark II, 5D Mark III, 5D Mark IV, 7D, 7D Mark II, 550D, 100D, 80D, etc.
  • Panasonic DMC-G7, DMC-GX80, DMC-G85, DMC-GH4, DC-GH5, HC-X1000, AW-HE40, etc.
  • Samsung NX1000 and other cameras based on DRIMeIII encoder
  • Samsung NX1/NX500 and other cameras based on DRIMeV HEVC/H.265 encoder
  • SONY A7S [Mark II], AX1E, NX5R, A6000, HDR-CX405, HDR-CX625, etc.
  • Nikon D750, D3300
  • iPhone, Filmic Pro software
  • Android-based devices
  • Nokia Lumia
Action cameras, surveillance cameras and drones:
  • DJI Phantom, Mavic Pro, Spark and other drone models
  • All GoPro models, including: GoPro HERO, GoPro HERO 2, GoPro HERO 3/3+, GoPro HERO 4, GoPro HERO 5, GoPro HERO 6, GoPro HERO 7
  • Action cameras and DVR based on Ambarella encoder
  • Garmin VIRB Ultra 30
  • TomTom Bandit Action Camera
  • Xiaomi YI
  • DVR based on Novatek (DV turnkey, Street Guardian, etc.)
  • iCatch
  • CGO3

3. What types of damages can Recover_MP4 fix?

  • The tool can recover video and audio files that have been damaged as a result of interrupted recording. Such files usually have valid video/audio data, but can't be played in any media player due to corrupted or empty headers.
  • This may happen if you powered off your camera without stopping the recording. Or your camera's battery may have run low on power, while you were still shooting the video. Other common cases include shortage of space on the SD card, camera/drone crash, water damage, firmware glitch, etc.

  • At Restore.Media you can also recover video files that have been accidentally deleted from flash memory cards, such as SD and similar. For this, Restore.Media's engineers need a RAW image of your entire memory card. The image type must be .IMG, not .ISO.
  • Accidentally deleted video files can be recovered only if you haven't overwritten them with new data. That's why I advise locking your SD card as soon as you discovered that the files were deleted. For more details on how to recover deleted video files from memory cards, read this guide.

4. I want to recover MP4 files, where do I find the tool?

I discontinued support of the downloadable tool. But the latest version of Recover_MP4 (V3.0) is used by the online service – Restore.Media. If you need to recover MP4 files, as well as other types of video and audio files, I recommend you to register a free account at and then just follow the instructions.

The legacy version of Recover_MP4 (1.92) can still be downloaded from this article on how to fix corrupted MP4 files.

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