[FFmpeg-user] Newb Help! Extracting pics from recovered video file/ or repair recovered video file

frank rizo frizo559 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 13 04:54:56 EEST 2020

I Think I am doing this correct, but I get an error. I have recovered some videos from a mac that crashed and can’t be helped… they are .mov files and look like they have a lot of data in them. several gig on each one… I have tried several unpaid and paid programs that use and don’t use some ffmpeg bits in them, with no luck to repair video. As I can NOT ply these videos with any type of player. So I am here, wondering if extracting pictures from the video will get me any , all partial… pics, … I tried this….with no result. heres from my terminal

ALLs-MacBook-Pro-3:~ ALL$ cd desktop
ALLs-MacBook-Pro-3:desktop ALL$ ls
ALLs-MacBook-Pro-3:desktop ALL$ ffmpeg -i 00005580.mov -vf fps=1/60 thumb%04d.png
ffmpeg version 4.3.1 Copyright (c) 2000-2020 the FFmpeg developers
  built with Apple LLVM version 10.0.0 (clang-1000.11.45.5)
  configuration: --prefix=/usr/local/Cellar/ffmpeg/4.3.1 --enable-shared --enable-pthreads --enable-version3 --enable-avresample --cc=clang --host-cflags= --host-ldflags= --enable-ffplay --enable-gnutls --enable-gpl --enable-libaom --enable-libbluray --enable-libdav1d --enable-libmp3lame --enable-libopus --enable-librav1e --enable-librubberband --enable-libsnappy --enable-libsrt --enable-libtesseract --enable-libtheora --enable-libvidstab --enable-libvorbis --enable-libvpx --enable-libwebp --enable-libx264 --enable-libx265 --enable-libxml2 --enable-libxvid --enable-lzma --enable-libfontconfig --enable-libfreetype --enable-frei0r --enable-libass --enable-libopencore-amrnb --enable-libopencore-amrwb --enable-libopenjpeg --enable-librtmp --enable-libspeex --enable-libsoxr --enable-videotoolbox --disable-libjack --disable-indev=jack
  libavutil      56. 51.100 / 56. 51.100
  libavcodec     58. 91.100 / 58. 91.100
  libavformat    58. 45.100 / 58. 45.100
  libavdevice    58. 10.100 / 58. 10.100
  libavfilter     7. 85.100 /  7. 85.100
  libavresample   4.  0.  0 /  4.  0.  0
  libswscale      5.  7.100 /  5.  7.100
  libswresample   3.  7.100 /  3.  7.100
  libpostproc    55.  7.100 / 55.  7.100
[mov,mp4,m4a,3gp,3g2,mj2 @ 0x7fe15d01b000] moov atom not found
00005580.mov: Invalid data found when processing input
ALLs-MacBook-Pro-3:desktop ALL$ 

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