1. Phrie's Avatar
    I have a T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy 4 SGHM919 running KitKat 4.4.4.

    I have recorded a lot video files to my SD card with group members for a school project, but 2-3 of them are corrupted and won't play.

    I not only need to be able to see them, but I need to be able to edit them on my Windows 7 computer (which they won't play on either).

    Please help! This project is due tomorrow, and we really don't have time to re-record!

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    01-15-2015 08:12 AM
  2. belodion's Avatar
    Have you tried using third-party video players from the Play Store?

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    01-15-2015 08:28 AM
  3. Haalcyon's Avatar
    What is the file format?
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    01-15-2015 08:42 AM
  4. dpham00's Avatar
    Try playing it with vlc on the pc. It can play a lot of formats.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4
    01-15-2015 09:12 AM
  5. anon8380037's Avatar
    Also see B. Diddy 's reply here:
    (copy the corrupted videos separately, format the card, and try chkdsk.)

    My SD card is recognized, shows available storage, but has files. How do I see the files?
    01-15-2015 09:13 AM
  6. Phrie's Avatar
    Have you tried using third-party video players from the Play Store?

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    Yes, and none of them work.

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    01-15-2015 10:22 AM
  7. Phrie's Avatar
    Try playing it with vlc on the pc. It can play a lot of formats.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4
    The thing is, it's a .mp4, and the videos WERE playing on my phone at once point. Suddenly, I'm just getting this message saying, "Sorry, this video cannot be played!" for those exact same videos, which I recorded using my camera in my phone, so it should be playable.

    The directory is SDCard > DCIM > Camera

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    01-15-2015 10:44 AM
  8. Phrie's Avatar
    Try playing it with vlc on the pc. It can play a lot of formats.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4
    Is it because I recorded to my SD Card?

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    01-15-2015 10:45 AM
  9. anon8380037's Avatar
    But you have similar that survived alright. Were they saved to the sd card as well. If only the problem ones were saved to sd, you could move them to internal with the My Files app on the phone, but that's unlikely. It's probable that the sd card is failing. If you can copy everything to pc, before or after unmounting the card in Storage, and plugging the card into a pc (with an card reader if needed) to save / copy, and then run the pc's chkdsk scan on either the copied files or the sd card, it may be in time to save them. You probably know more about this than I. There is also pc software called Pandora that people have found to save/recover files on occasion.
    Sorry we're only shouting at the rostrum really, but just trying to cover some bases.

    See here for chkdsk:
    [GUIDE] Using chkdsk to fix a corrupted SD card
    01-15-2015 12:41 PM

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