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Easy Ways to Fix Corrupted Videos When Using VLC Media Player

Have you ever experienced an instance on a VLC media player when you were watching a video and unfortunately the file or the video got corrupted? Want to give a video presentation or any other video content but the error "Corrupt Video" is displayed.

If you have encountered this situation, then this article is a boon for you as we are going to discuss how to fix corrupted videos when using a VLC media player.

how to fix corrupted videos when using vlc media player

Part 1. What Is A VLC Media Player And Why It Is So Popular?

VLC contains a set of decoders which is helpful in coding language. Moreover, one can edit the video with the help of the VLC application. Some changes can be made in the video as per the requirement of the users.

According to the survey done by VideoLAN, VLC users are increasing every day in the US and every year the figures are changed as people show great interest in this application. The initial users were about 42,905 but now the figures have increased to 88,543,817.

VLC Media Player is a multimedia player and framework which is a free and open source-cross platform that plays multimedia files along with DVDs, VCDs, Audio CDs and other streaming protocols.VLC Media Player can play videos from different sources and you can also edit videos with it.

Initially, VLC was only present and built-in PCs but in 2015 it was launched through Google Play Store to install on smartphones. The VLC media player supports many formats, say MKV format, AVI format, Movie format, OGG format, etc.

The VLC media player is very popular due to certain features:

  • Screen Recorder/WebCam Recorder: If you ever need to record your entire desktop, VLC offers a built-in screen recorder. To use it in the top left corner, click on media. In the drop-down menu, click on the open capture device. The pop-up appears, change the capture mode to desktop and choose the desired frame. Next to the play button, select the drop-down arrow and click convert. Convert screen appears, select profile code and in the bottom click browse option. Now choose the destination of recording. Click save and start recording.

  • ScreenShot: To capture a screenshot for a particular point in a video, VLC makes that process simple, right-click on the side of the video, bring the mouse cursor over the video then choose to take the snapshot. To do it in a shortcut way on Windows and Linux click shift+S and Mac OS click CMD+Alt+S.

  • Convert Media Files: VLC contains a converter where you can change the video or audio into another format. By clicking on media, select convert/save. In the pop-up window click on add. Select the file you want to convert and click on the convert/save button. Next, choose the file format, then click browse. Next, save and start.

  • Record Audio and Video: For recording, go to the Menu bar select advanced controls. In the lower-left click the record button. When finished recording, click the record button again.

  • Create Bookmarks: bookmarks can help to reach the audios and videos saved at the saved destinations. To create bookmarks go to the menu bar, click playback, choose custom bookmarks, select manage. In the pop up click on the create.

  • Equalizer: At the bottom left there is an equalizer option for audio effects.

  • Add Watermark: Watermark can be a logo or text. To add a watermark click on effects and filters. As the pop-up appears click on video effects, select the overlay option. Hence, select as per the requirement.

  • Audio/Video Effects: Certain effects can be added to make the presentation better. To do so click on effects and filters. In audio effects go to the advanced tab, enable and make adjustments. The same can be done by clicking video effects. A synchronization option is given to add extra matter to the video or audio.

  • Stream/Download Videos: This is the feature that is only provided by VLC. To bring this into action, copy the URL of the video to be downloaded. In VLC click on media, select open network stream, in the empty box enter the URL. Next click on play and the video will start streaming in VLC. At this point, if you want to download the video, click tools and select codec information. Copy the URL and paste it in the browser and hit enter, next in VLC save the video.

Hence, these are the features of the VLC Player making it unique from the other media players. VLC Media Player is the cost-free and most convenient application to use whereas other applications are in the paid version and are a bit complicated to use for a certain group of users.

Part 2. How to Fix Corrupted Videos When Wrongly Using VLC?

Crashing of videos, audio and files in the middle of the task can be awful then. Corrupted videos are not supported by VLC unless fixation of VLC media player is not done for repairing video. This can happen due to various features.

  • Inappropriate syncing flow.

  • Occurrence of interruption while downloading.

  • An error occurred due to adjustments and revamping.

  • Virus attacks etc.

The corrupted videos can be fixed in the ways discussed below:

Wondershare Repairit Online Video Repair:

Wondershare Repairit Online is a user-friendly website to repair corrupted videos. It solves the problem of corrupted MP4 effectively.

Wondershare Repairit Online

  • Repair damaged videos with different corruption issues.

  • It supports customers repair 150 videos per month and supports each video of 3GB online.

  • The online version supports various video formats: MOV/MP4/M2TS/MKV/MTS/3GP/AVI/FLV/MXF/M4V.

  • Security enough: videos are transferred via a 2048-bit encrypted connection and deleted after 3 hours.

  • It fixes videos online without damaging the original quality or integrity.

Step 1: Open the website online. From the + button, insert the corrupted video.

select your corrupted video file

Step 2: The repair process will automatically start after uploading the file.

Step 3: The pop-up video repair succeeded. Click Save.

repair your corrupted file and save it

If you have many videos (over 150 videos per week) need to be fixed, or the corrupted video is larger than 3GB, even the video formats are out of the supported range, please try the desktop version of Wondershare Repairit.

Wondershare Repairit Video Repair Software:

This is another way of using the Wondershare Repairit Software as it provides 10 different formats to make the video corruption-free. You can download it to make your work easier. It is available on iOS as well as windows.

  • Repair damaged videos with all levels of corruption, such as video not playing, video no sound, flickering video, missing video codec, etc.

  • Repair videos of 15+ formats, including MOV, MP4, 3GP, AVI, FLV, MPEG, ASF, etc.

  • Repair damaged or corrupted videos caused by video compression, system crash, video format change, etc.

  • Repair critically damaged or corrupted videos available on SD cards, mobile phones, cameras, USB flash drives, etc.

  • Repairit has a quick and advanced scanning mode. You can use either depending on the level of corruption the video file has undergone.

  • No limit to the number and size of the damaged videos.

  • Support Windows 11/10/8/7/Vista, Windows Server 2003/2008/2012/2016/2019/2022, and macOS 10.10~macOS 14.

Step 1: Add the corrupted file by clicking the + button.

upload corrupted video

Step 2: After adding the files to be repaired, click on the Repair button.

click repair button

Step 3: Lastly if the video is repaired it will be properly saved but if the video is not repaired the error will occur. To repair these stubborn files click advanced repair and save.

save videos

VLC Video Repair:

Step 1: Click on tools and from the drop-down menu select preferences(ctrl+P).

select preferences to repair video file

Step 2: New screen will appear, now click on Input/codecs then in the bottom left from show settings-select all.

click on input codecs and select all settings

Step 3: The next screen appears, click on save.

select advanced settings and save it

Step 4: Click on input/codecs-> Video Codecs -> Ffmpeg-> Hardware decoding-> automatic and save.


Part 3. How to Edit Videos with A VLC Media Player?

After knowing about the methods to fix corrupted video, we should learn how to edit with VLC media player properly. It is the best and perfect cropping tool as it is more secure and easy to use audio and video player that supports all the formats. To start with the creation of a video on a VLC player, follow the given steps.

Creation of Video Clips in VLC :

Step 1: Open the VLC Media Player, on the toolbar select the option view.

Step 2: Next from the drop-down menu, select the option "Advanced Controls"

select view and click advanced controls

Step 3: Four options will be displayed on the bottom left corner of the player say record, screenshot, etc.

record or take screenshots from left corner buttons

Step 4: Again from the toolbar click Media-> Open File -> Select the video file -> open

select the video file

Step 5: Now hit Pause. If you can crop the video, from the start bring the cursor to zero. Now to capture the video select record and play.

Step 6: Set the video length accordingly.

Step 7: As the video is made, click on close and store the file on the device. Lastly, you can see the video saved as per your selected location.

A similar process is used for Audio files as well, VLC is a great application for video and audio editing. Videos and audio trimming can be done according to user preference which means that certain parts of videos can be abolished if not required.

Editing of Videos with VLC Player:

Editing at some point in the video is required as the user can feel it as a not so important part of the video. Removal of certain points can make the video more interesting and easy to absorb for some users. Lengthy videos can add a boring factor to the content. so it is advised to go with a point-to-point matter. To fix videos vlc media player, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Select the start and endpoint of the video to be trimmed.

Step 2: Click on Media, then from the dropdown menu select Convert/Save.

convert or save your media file

Step 3: A dialog box will appear with the section " You can select files with following lists and buttons". Click on Add and select the video file you want to trim.

Step 4: The file will be displayed in  “ You can select files with following lists and buttons”. After this, select the checkbox “Show more options”

Step 5: Now enter the start time and end time of the video to be trimmed.

Step 6: Now click on Convert/Save. The dialog box will appear with the source path. Select the destination address and click start.

Step 7: Once the process is complete, trimmed video can be found in the destination address entered.

Editing Videos Using VLC Alternative: Using Microsoft Photos App

editing your videos with microsoft photos app

This feature of VLC Media Player is an additional feature for trimming the videos.

Step 1: Firstly, drag photos or videos to the storyboard. The dragged matter will be shown as a card on the storyboard. To preview the content click on the play button.

Step 2: As the video plays, the card on the storyboard is highlighted. If you want to shorten that video, click trim.

Step 3: Next the page will appear and will take you to the part of the clip you want to use.

Step 4: From the left handle select start time and from the right handle select the end time. Click on play

Step 5: Now you can manage how long the photo can appear in the video. For it select card and duration accordingly.

Further Reading:
Here are the useful articles to help you.
1. Fix VLC Not Playing MKV File .
2. How to Fix VLC Choppy Playback.
3. Easiest Ways to Fix VLC No Sound Problems.

Final Words

Fixing a corrupted file is no longer a horrifying task. There are many ways to repair the files as discussed above. Wondershare Repairit is also a helpful tool in repairing the  files as it never disappoints the users. It is suggested to use the latest version of the application to avoid errors related to videos and audio.

Moreover, VLC media players always try to introduce the latest features which are helpful for the users. So it is also the responsibility of users to keep the application up to date so that errors cannot be encountered.

Rectifications and other modifications can be properly made to bring out the proper and required content only. Unnecessary content should be avoided to abolish the lagging and crashing of files. I hope you are convinced with the above discussion.