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Can someone help me fix this corrupted video or help?

Hi all, please help me recover this 2009 Christmas video, I will give what info I think is important and hopefully someone can help.

It was filmed on a JVC Everio HDD 30GB hybrid model purchased sometime in 2008 or 2009.

The movie clip is named MOV068.MOD, it is 1.35GB in size and was created on12/25/09. There are two other files listed under the movie file. They are MOV068.MOI and PRG001.PGI.

Last night I was backing up my camcorder and dumbphone files, pics and videos onto a laptop to be burned to dvd/cd/whatever.

I was able to copy all the pics and videos to the laptop without any problem except this one. There were 60+ videos on this camcorder that saved to the laptop with no problem but with this file I keep getting an error message saying "Can't read from the source file or disk.".

When I open the file in Windows Media Player it plays fine up until about 1:23 (one minute & twenty three seconds). At this time the video starts skipping then it will freeze up and give error messages. The strange thing is, at first the video would play through to the end (all 20+ minutes) even though it gets real choppy for the approx. 5-10 seconds after 1:23. It seems now it locks up the camcorder at the 1:23 mark.

I have tried opening the file in Windows Live Movie Maker (hoping I could cut out the bad part but it doesnt work), Windows Media Player on Windows 7 and Windows XP and some other generic program that came with the camcorder.

Can this be fixed and if so, how? Go figure the one video messed up is a Christmas morning video with my wife and little kids and wifey is MAD at me! lol... Thanks for any help.

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Maybe this is posted in the wrong area? Help anyone??? lol

In reply to: Can someone help me fix this corrupted video or help?

Thanks in advance

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It's an ok forum.

In reply to: Maybe this is posted in the wrong area? Help anyone??? lol

But video file reconstruction today is a specialized field without easy to use apps. At the office we do this with custom software that is not for sale, written in house. I can reveal it rips into the content, frame by frame and can sub in dummy frames or copy from a prior good frame. But that's all I can reveal.

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Finally fixed it with Windows Live Movie Maker.

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I was able to narrow down the damaged frames. I cut the movie at right before the problem started and saved it as a new file. Then I started another "new movie" after the damaged stopped and saved that also. Afterward I combined the two and saved it as a new file. Works fine now. Really wasnt hard but I freaked when I thought I was gonna lose the first Christmas with the kids after moving back into this house after Katrina wiped it out... I ended up losing 22 seconds of video but that is acceptable in a 20 minute movie. Since that was the last movie on the camcorder I formatted the hard drive to make it like new again. I have shot a couple test runs and it seems to work great now. I wish I knew what messed up those 22 seconds so I dont do it again! lol... Anyway, thanks for the input.

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In reply to: Finally fixed it with Windows Live Movie Maker.

VLC PLAYER can, at times play a corrupted video file. Always worth trying.

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I forgot....

In reply to: Can someone help me fix this corrupted video or help?

Im not sure why my name shows up as "anonymous". I am registered thru my gmail account. My name is Dave.
Thanks again.

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