Video files have header files associated with them, which serves like a instruction guide for your computer. It provides information like name, size, creation date, file format, etc. All these information helps in accessing the video files. Now, suppose the video header gets corrupted then your computer will not be able to open the video file or play it.

Recently, I faced a similar situation. While filming a video using my digital camera, it got switched off due to low battery condition. When I connected it to a system, I found that including the video I was filming, all other previously created videos were corrupted. I was not able to access any of them. After a little research I found that the file header got corrupted due to which I was unable to play the videos.



I searched on the internet to find a way to fix bad video header and came across fix corrupted video tool on a forum. I followed the link and was taken to the tool’s website. There I found the best solution to my problem and got to know the best solution for fixing bad video header. After downloading and using the tool from the site, I was able to fix video header and play the repaired video file. You can also download the tool from the links provided on this page in order to repair video header or fix corrupt MOV files Windows and on Mac OS machines.

The tool is available as a free demo version that provides a “Preview” option too. After repairing the file, you can preview it by playing it. If the results are satisfying, then in order to save the repaired video file, you need to buy the full version. The software has been built using advanced and powerful scanning engine that can easily fix bad video header, irrespective of the corruption reasons. The software is extremely capable of fixing bad video header of any video file format. Mine was corrupted due to low battery shutdown; moreover the tool is capable to fix bad video header under following corruption scenarios -

CRC Error – Every video file has a CRC code embedded in it. This code helps in the proper transmission of video file from one device to another. Sometimes, due to incomplete transfer, the CRC code gets corrupted and in turn the video header gets corrupted, thereby displaying a CRC error.

Virus infection – Viruses are specially developed to destroy the file that it attacks. The first thing that the virus will corrupt in a video file or any other file, is it header. Therefore, a good quality antivirus is a must in this case. 

File system corruption – File system is responsible for the proper working and accessing of all the files present on a system. This file system might get corrupt due to reasons like sudden system shutdown, virus infection, partitioning errors, etc. This results in the corruption of video file header.

Don’t worry if your video header is corrupted due to any of the above mentioned reasons or any other reason; you to will be able to fix bad video header using this software. The software can also repair files corrupted due to codec errors. For more info, visit Although, the tool has self-descriptive screens but for better understanding, follow the steps given below.



How to fix video header?

Step 1 – From the main screen, browse for the corrupted video file & click on “Repair” button.

Fix Bad Video Header - Main Screen

Fig 1: Main Screen

Step 2 – This will start the repairing process.

Fix Bad Video Header - Repairing starts

Fig 2 : Repairing process

Step 3 – After it is finished, a summary report is generated. Preview the repaired file.

Fix Bad Video Header - Summary report

Fig 3 : Summary

Step 4 – Save the video file.

Fix Bad Video Header - Save Repaired

Fig 4 : Save Repaired