I have recovered some large videos as explained here:


There are 3 videos of almost the same size with the same content, apparently:

> ls recoverit-Wondershare/ -lh
total 23G
-rw-r--r-- 1 m3 users 3.7G Nov 25 20:03 00000084.mp4
-rw-r--r-- 1 m3 users 3.3G Nov 25 18:10 39289942016.mp4
-rw-r--r-- 1 m3 users 3.3G Nov 25 20:30 5142605824.mp4


The problem is all of the 3 videos could only be played up to 27m. I'm playing by VLC media player. But the video duration according to reported duration by ffprobe is 1h27m:

> ffprobe -v error -show_entries format=duration -of default=noprint_wrappers=1:nokey=1 -sexagesimal recoverit-Wondershare/00000084.mp4 

Also, right-click details/properties menu shows that the 1h27m is the duration.

No fatal erros

I double-check video integrity by the method here:


By this command:

> ffmpeg -v fatal -i recoverit-Wondershare/00000084.mp4 -f null - 2>error-fatal.log

But there are no fatal error reported in error-fatal.log.


What else can I do to fix/play the videos?

1 Answer 1


I was doing the recovering process in a wrong way. With a better way of recovering, now, 1h17m of the 1h27m video is recovered. Meaning only the last 10m is not recovered. The details are here:


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