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Re: Taking photos during video recording = unreadable photos & video
I'm going to tell you some very bad news, as we had this happen with my wife's S4 - I'm assuming you're using an SD card, right? Then something happened on the way from your phone taking the pictures/videos and copying them to the SD cards. They've now become corrupted and won't be able to be used or recovered.
Originally Posted by SteveLHodgson
Like I said, this happened with my wife's S4. She took a bunch of pics and couldn't figure out why her phone was dying so quickly (like 4 hours from a full charge) and was scalding hot - and she was completely unable to get her Gallery to work. Turns out her G+ was trying to force upload all of these corrupted files. After lots of cussing and trying to figure out what was going on, I finally figured out that she had some corrupted photos and videos. I had to remove her SD card and put in my laptop to see if anything was usable. The pictures that were corrupted had to be deleted. Some of the videos were still partially usable, as only sections were corrupted. I was able to cut out the corrupted portion and splice the video back together to get them to work. But I trashed that SD card after that and got her a new one. Since then, not one issue. It was so bad that when opening up the corrupted file on my laptop, it would cause my whole computer to crash and have to be rebooted. And I understand your pain here - we lost some pics and videos of my daughter on her first birthday, as well as some with her 96 year old Great Grandmother. Sucks. But this is one of the reasons why Google isn't a fan of SD cards. It's much more volatile than people think.