A corrupt WMV is not the end of a captured family moment. WMV is a compressed file that plays on Windows Media Player; sometimes these files become corrupt, producing error messages. Most corrupt WMV files can be corrected with a downloaded repair program that scans the WMV file for errors and auto-corrects any discrepancies in the file.
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Download Windows Media File Editor. Windows Media Editor will allow you to reindex the file and make any desired adjustments to the sound and picture. Re-indexing rebuilds the data in the WMV file, creating a new index and resolving corrupted data.
Open the corrupt WMV file in Windows Media Editor.
Complete any desired cosmetic adjustments and open the main file menu. Select "save and index." This will save the file and automatically reindex the corrupted file.
Download ASF-AVI-RM-WMV Repair Tool from repairvideo.com. Click on the highlighted link "free download" and your download will begin automatically. Turn off your pop-up blocker before beginning the download.
Allow your computer to install the repair program. The repair program will generate a list of video files.
Select the corrupt file. Click on the "Repair" button at the top of the Repair Tool window. The program will alert you once the file is repaired.
Save and play you repaired video files in Windows Media Player.
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