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GoPro Video Footage not Playing. Why and How to Fix It?

GoPro vootage not playing Fix

GoPro cameras are the best compact action cameras that are designed to be extremely rugged and water-proof.  They can almost never be destroyed.  Due to their strong nature, they are not only beneficial for regular shooting but also in extreme sports and activities. For instance, you can shoot all activities such as surfing, skiing, diving, scuba diving, etc.

GoPro cameras are known for shooting videos of HD quality; hence comparatively produce a larger file size. This means that not all computers can handle such large videos at a speed that is expected. This is when the Go Pro footage can get choppy or jerky. You may also find problems like only audio playing or frequent freezes when the video is being played.

In order to solve the problem of Go Pro videos not playing properly on your computer, we have provided a couple of solutions here in this blog post.

Solution 1: Transfer the GoPro video file to your computer

When you try to play the Go Pro video directly from SD, chances are that the video may not play. To avoid this problem, transfer the Go Pro video to your computer and try to play the file. You should ideally be able to play it, but if not, proceed to the next step.

Solution 2: Use the VLC media player

The VLC media player is a great tool that has the ability to play all kinds of video files. So go ahead and download VLC media player if you don’t have it installed already and try to play the video file.

Also, using Windows Media Player is known to have problems playing Go Pro videos, so it is best to avoid using it.

Solution 3: Double check if your system meets minimum requirements

There are a set of minimum requirements that your system needs to meet in order to play Go Pro videos. For a resolution of 1080p and lower, a minimum of 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo processors and 4GB RAM is necessary.

And for a resolution of 1080 or higher, a minimum of 3 to 3.7 GHz Bridge Processors, a 4GB RAM and a graphics card equivalent to NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M is required. If you have these system requirements met, you should be able to play Go Pro videos easily.

Solution 4: Use a low-resolution video

If your system is unable to play 1080p, then you can try recording videos at 720p. Any system will be able to play 720p videos smoothly. Also, if your Go Pro has Protune enabled, disable it to make the video playback easier.

Solution 5: Repair corruption in Go Pro videos

If none of the above methods help play your Go Pro videos, then it is possibly because the video is corrupt. And such corruption issues in videos can be repaired by a tool called Remo Repair MOV. It is capable of repairing multiple kinds of corruption issues.

For instance, corruption in Go Pro videos can occur due to various factors like pulling out the SD card abruptly from Go Pro cameras when in use, due to virus attacks, converting videos from one format to another, compressing using non-standard methods etc. And Remo Repair MOV can be used in all of these situations and more.

Refer the link to learn more about the Remo Repair MOV product and steps involved in the Go Pro video repair process.

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5 Quick Solutions to Fix Hard Drive Not Detected Issue after Mojave Update

Fix HDD not detected after Mojave update

In this blog post, we discuss why your external hard drive may have problems getting detected on Mac OS Mojave. You will also learn about simple solutions to resolve this problem.

Case 1: Connection issues

Before we conclude that the issue is really with Mojave, we must see if the hard drive not detecting issue is related to connectivity problems. To do that, restart your Mac and reconnect the external hard drive. Then check if it works. If it does not, then connect the hard drive to a different port and check. You can also change the connector cable to make sure the issue is not coming from the cable. If none of these workarounds help, proceed to the next step.

Case 2: Incorrect Preference settings

It is possible that preferences have not been set to make the external storage device visible in Finder.

In order to resolve this problem, you will have to make the drive visible. To do so, go to Finder > Preferences, click on the Sidebar tab and then check External disks.

Case 3: Use Safe Mode

Safe Mode usually can resolve problems by removing cache and also prevents unnecessary applications from opening on startup. To enter Safe Mode, turn ON your Mac with the Shift key held down.

If you’re Mac opens normally in Safe Mode, then boot into normal mode and connect your external hard drive. If you still have problems, move to the next solution.

Case 4: File system incompatibility

It is also possible that your external hard disk is not being read because it has an incompatible file system. For instance, Mac OS cannot recognize drives formatted with NTFS, Ext 4, Ext 3 or Ext 2. In that case, you can connect the hard drive to a Windows computer (for NTFS) and Linux (for Ext 2, 3 and 4) to check if it is detected.

If it works on other machines, then you can backup data on the drive and format it using a file system like ExFAT which is compatible with both Mac and Windows.

Case 5: Corrupt file system

It is possible that the file system in the hard drive is corrupted due to improper handling of the device, hardware failures or logical errors. In some cases, such corruption issues can be repaired using the First Aid feature in Disk Utility. To use First Aid, click on the Apple menu and select System Preferences. Then click Disk Utility and select the external hard drive from the list of drives. Next, click First Aid to fix corruption issues.

If none of the above fixes help you solve the problem and your hard drive is still not recognized, then it is possible that the drive is damaged. In that case, it is best to recover data off the drive using Remo Recover data recovery software and replace the drive. It is probably not worth risking your valuable data with this drive.

Recover data using Remo Recover

As far as data recovery is concerned, Remo Recover is an excellent choice as it is capable of recovering data from damaged drives in the same form and structure as it was originally. It can recover data from hard drives, SSD’s, IDE, USB flash drives, iPods, FireWire devices, etc. The tool offers a simple interface to make data recovery simple for all kinds of users irrespective of whether they have a technical background.

You can also use the tool to recover data from corrupt Mac volumes and drives. There is also a Windows version available with support for all the latest Windows versions.

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How to Undo Disk Utility’s ‘Erase’ Function in Mac OS Mojave?

If you are a Mac user, Disk Utility is probably not new to you. It is a useful tool that is present on your Mac systems to manage disks and volumes. Not only that, but you can also use Disk Utility as a repair tool in the following situations.

  • When your computer or external storage device doesn’t work
  • When you have corrupted files
  • To format and erase a disk
  • To repair a damaged disk
  • When apps quit unexpectedly

In addition to partitioning, managing and repairing disks and volumes, Disk Utility can also be used for simple operations such as erasing the disk to free up space. This ‘Erase’ function is particularly useful when you use tools like Photoshop that requires contiguous space to work. Of course, there are specialized third-party tools to perform the ‘Erase’ function, but using Disk Utility, you have full control of what will be erased and moreover, it is available for free on your system. In case, partitions or volumes are deleted accidentally or by third-party tools, then refer this link to recover accidentally deleted partitions.

Macintosh HD

To use the ‘Erase’ feature in Mojave or any Mac OS is extremely simple. After you select the volume to be erased, all that is required is a single click. Once you erase the volume, all data in it will be erased permanently. So, it is imperative that you have a backup before performing this operation.

Is it possible to undo ‘Erase’ function in Mojave’s Disk Utility?

Now, a big question is ‘Is it possible to undo the Erase function’. The answer is yes, with the help of data recovery software like Remo Recover. This is a fantastic application that can be used to undo the ‘Erase’ function and recover data. Its advanced scanning technique is capable of scanning every sector of your Mac’s hard drive and recover data. All your documents, photos, videos of various formats will be recovered in original shape using this tool.

If an entire volume is erased, then this tool is capable of recovering all files in that volume in the same exact structure as it was originally. Moreover, useful ‘Sort’ and ‘Find’ features are provided for you to find specific files in the recovered list easily.

More about the Remo Recover volume recovery tool

Remo Recover is also capable of recovering data in more complex situations such as after formatting/partitioning a drive. It can also be used in scenarios when the drive is inaccessible or turned RAW due to corruption.

It can be used to recover data from all Mac devices like Mac Book Pro, Mac Book Air, Mac Mini, Mac Book, etc and also from other storage devices like external hard drives, USB flash drives, FireWire devices, iPods, SD cards etc.

Regarding compatibility with OS, Remo Recover is designed to work with all latest versions of Mac OS like High Sierra, Sierra, Yosemite, Mountain Lion, Lion, El Capitan etc. Not only that, but also available is a Windows version of Remo Recover for Windows users.

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Editing Videos Like a Pro – 5 Common Errors and Its Fixes

Video Editing Errors

Video editing has become extremely popular in today’s world. With basic knowledge and an artistic eye, anyone can create a good quality video. You can edit, add or delete scenes, play around with titles and sub-titles and basically do anything almost instantly with the right kind of video editing software. Of course getting good at video editing requires a ton of practice and patience, but that holds true with any skill.

Read on to learn about some common problems you may encounter with video editing and solutions to resolve them.

Problem 1: Difference in audio levels

If you’re trying to combine videos shot at different locations, say for instance one shot inside a closed room and the other shot outdoor, you are likely going to have very different levels in the audio.

This is true not only in case of shooting at different locations but also for videos shot using different camcorders with different microphones.

In order to resolve this problem, adjust the levels of segments or the entire video clip. Another option is to add effects and EQ to your audio. By doing so, you can manage the difference in audio levels and produce a balance in the resulting video.

Problem 2: Reduced video quality

This is by far the most common complaint faced by users after editing videos. They claim that the videos get blurry, pixelated, contain dead pixels, get choppy, and in general lose overall quality.

In order to prevent this problem from occurring, first of all make sure you are working on the original file without any change to its settings. Also never change the format of the video file while editing. This may drastically affect the quality of your video.

Problem 3: A large number of effects

Effects are known to enhance the video and add a special touch. So, it may be tempting to add a lot of transitions and effects to your video. But, it is always a good idea to do with a minimum number of effects to reduce the negative impact it may cause.

Problem 4: Graphics issues

Graphics, when used wisely and effectively, can drastically improve the quality of your video. However, if you don’t get the graphics right, your video will not look professional and can create problems.

To avoid this problem, as a first rule, don’t use different fonts on one graphic. Secondly, check whether the size is appropriate, it should not be too small or too large. As the next rule of thumb, go easy on the colors. Stay away from pink, red-orange, yellow etc.

And lastly, make sure that the graphics appear for a time enough for users to read it at least twice or as appropriate. Keeping these tips in mind will help you use graphics effectively.

Problem 5: Computer crash

One thing we know for sure is that video editing requires that you have a good and efficient hardware on your computer. However, in some cases, even if you do have an efficient system, computer crashes are bound to happen when working with very large video files. In such cases, your computer may freeze or behave in an unfriendly manner and cause the video file to get corrupt or you could even lose unsaved work.

In order to avoid losing data, please save your work often or at least after every solid edit. In the event that your file is corrupt and you don’t have a backup file to rely on, you can use professional video editing tools like the one from Remo Repair. It is designed to repair all kinds of corruption in MOV and MP4 files. It can repair pixelated or blurry videos, choppy videos, only audio playing, only video playing, and all such problems.

Use the link to see how you can uncorrupt a video file. There is also another variant of the software designed to repair corruption in AVI files. So, you can use either Remo MOV Repair or Remo AVI Repair depending on the video file you have.

Conclusion

There you have some of the most common video problems to watch out for and how to fix them if you do encounter issues. Also, remember to plan and organize beforehand to avoid confusion and provide a better viewing experience for users.

These above issues if avoided can help make your video file look professional. If you have more specific video issues, you can always refer your video editing software’s manual or contact their tech support for guidance.

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Can a Docking Station Be Used for Mac Hard Drive Recovery?

Docking Station for recovery

Well, it’s happened to most of us, our computer or external hard drive has failed at some point or another. When this happens, panic sets in mostly because there is no backup available. This is where a hard drive docking station comes in handy. Basically, you just connect the failed external hard drive or the internal hard drive to the docking station to access all your data.

In addition to using the docking station for data recovery, it can also be used for other applications such as copy or transfer data, to clone storage media offline, to plug and play connected media (without drivers) etc.

How to install and use a USB hard drive docking station?

Installing and using a USB hard drive docking station is extremely simple. These steps outlined below will help you use a USB hard drive docking station.

  1. First, connect the docking station to a power supply
  2. Then, connect the USB docking station to your Mac system using a USB cable
  3. Insert the hard drive into the docking station in the proper slot
  4. Turn ON the docking station with the help of Power button
  5. Your Mac will detect the device automatically
  6. Now, you can transfer data from the hard drive

Types of USB hard drive docking stations

There are many different types of docking stations like single-bay, two-bay and multiple-bay. A single-bay docking station is used to retrieve data from a failed Mac device. Using this, you can copy data manually or use the disk image feature in Disk Utility.

A two-bay docking station is used to access data from failed hard drives in an offline mode. All you have to do is insert the source and target drive into the docking station and switch it ON. Then click on the Copy button to transfer all data.

Multiple-bay docking stations are mostly used by IT technicians for mass data transfer. These stations also support RAID systems mostly used in corporate environments. So, depending on your requirement, you can use a single or a two-bay docking station.

Conclusion: Disadvantages of USB hard drive docking stations and data recovery using Remo Recover

USB docking stations can be used for data recovery from hard drives but not in cases when the drive has completely failed and in other complex scenarios. Below are some situations where docking station cannot be used and data recovery tools like Remo Recover are necessary.

  • Complete Drive failure: If your hard drive has failed completely, the docking station may not detect the device and may not recover data
  • Bad sectors: If your hard drive is on the verge of failing, it may mostly encounter bad sectors. This often results in the drive becoming inaccessible making data recovery difficult for docking stations
  • File system/partition damage: Often occurs as a result of virus attacks/improper shutdowns etc.

If you encounter any of these situations like complete drive failure, bad sectors, file system damage/corruption etc, then professional data recovery services like Remo Recover are your best choice. It is an all-in-tool data recovery tool to recover data in all kinds of data loss situations. For instance, if bad sectors are present on your drive, it is capable of creating disk images to recover data by skipping the bad sectors.

Also with the help of Remo Recover, you can recover data from failed hard drives by connecting it to a healthy system. These are the advantages of using Remo Recover. Refer the link to recover failed logical drive.

This tool works with all latest versions of Mac OS as well as Windows, so you should not face any issues with compatibility.

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Quick Steps to Create a Recovery USB Drive for macOS Mojave

Creating recovery drive Mojave

Very much like the older versions of Mac OS, you can easily create a recovery drive for Mac OS Mojave. So, if you’re looking for ways to create a recovery USB drive for Mac OS Mojave, you are in the right place. It’s pretty simple to do, so let’s jump right in to find the requirements to create a recovery USB flash drive.

Requirements needed to create a USB recovery drive for Mac Mojave

  • A USB flash drive (preferably 16GB or higher)
  • Mojave installer
  • A Mac compatible with Mac OS Mojave

Note: If you have downloaded the Mojave installer earlier and used it to update your Mac, the installer file would have deleted itself after an update. In that case, please use a fresh Mojave installer from the Mac App Store.

Procedure to create a USB recovery drive for Mac OS Mojave

Before you begin with the process of creating a USB recovery drive, it is important to understand that the USB will be erased and formatted in order to become a recovery disk. So, make sure you backup data on the USB drive before starting and then follow the steps below.

  1. Download the latest version of Mac OS Mojave from the App Store and save it in /Applications Directory
  2. Plug in the USB drive to the same Mac. Format the USB to make it compatible with your Mac if it is not already
  3. Then go to Applications > Utilities > Terminal to open the Terminal application
  4. In the Terminal, type the following command sudo (drag and drop the installation media file) –volume (drag and drop the USB drive to identify its location)
  1. Hit Return and enter the password when prompted

The installation process will begin and installer files will be copied to the USB flash drive. This process may take anywhere around 20 to 30 minutes. After the process is complete, you are ready to use the USB flash drive as a Mojave installer or a recovery drive.

Data recovery from Mac’s

Usually, before you perform an OS installation or a format, a usual course of action is to back up your data first. In that case, after the installation is complete, backed up data is restored and all will be good.

However, if the OS reinstall is not planned and you are doing it to recover from a crash or other disasters, then you may not have a backup in place. In that case, data recovery software like Remo Recover can be of great help. It is designed to recover data after OS reinstallation from your Mac devices. It can also recover data after formatting/partitioning drives on your Mac. So if you are looking to recover data in any of these circumstances, Remo Recover is a perfect choice for you.

This software also offers a file recovery version that allows you to recover deleted or lost files. Refer the link find missing files on Mac for details on the recovery process.

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How to Recover Data from Failed RAID 6 Arrays?

RAID 6 arrays are an enhancement to RAID 5, that are known to offer high fault and failure tolerance. RAID 6 arrays usually have a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 16 drives within its arrangement. It is also known as double-parity RAID as it contains a second parity block on each drive within the array for additional security purposes. The advantage of using RAID 6 arrays is that this type of RAID works even if it encounters 2 disk failures.

RAID 6 array data recovery

However, even though RAID 6 arrays are designed with high drive failure tolerance, they still do experience issues and data loss from time to time. The main reasons for data loss on RAID 6 arrays and solutions to recover lost data are covered in this article.

Main reasons for data loss in RAID 6 arrays

  1. Hard drive failure

Since hard drives contain moving mechanical components; so wear and tear from the constant contact of the magnetic heads to the drive platter can cause damage to the drive head. In addition to wear and tear, mishandling the device and physical damage are some of the main reasons for data loss in RAID arrays.

RAID 6 arrays are capable of handling 2 drive failures without data loss but the failure of more than 2 drives will result in data loss.

  1. RAID Controller failure

A RAID controller is designed to manage all hard drives within the RAID arrangement. But this RAID controller can fail occasionally due to power surges and other similar reasons. If this happens, it will mostly result in the entire RAID system becoming inaccessible.

  1. Data loss during rebuild

Usually, when one hard drive fails within a RAID system, the RAID will continue to work but in a degraded mode until data is rebuilt using the parity information. This rebuild time is dependent on the size of your hard drive. This longer rebuild time may in some cases cause the other drives in the RAID system to fail, thus resulting in data loss.

  1. Corruption in file system/partitions

Power surges or other random reasons may cause the file system to get corrupt or damaged leading to data loss. Improperly using disk management tools to manage partitions in the hard disk can cause the partitions to get lost or deleted.

  1. Server crash

Server failure can cause damage to the entire RAID setup or make it inaccessible.

Recover lost data from RAID 6 arrays

If you’ve encountered data loss from RAID 6 due to any of the reasons mentioned above or due to other reasons, data recovery solutions like Remo Recover are your best bet. They are designed to recover data from all kinds of hard drives and RAID arrays. Data recovered is the same as it was originally, with complete form and structure maintained. You can also use this tool to recover lost RAID partition in the event of partition loss due to incorrectly using disk management tools/third party tools.

Recover data from failed RAID 6

All RAID arrays including RAID 6, RAID 5, RAID 1 and RAID 0 are supported by the software. And all file systems like FAT16, FAT32, exFAT, NTFS etc. are supported. It works with all versions of Windows including Windows 10, 8, 7, XP, Vista, Server 2008 and 2003.

This software is available for a free trial, so download and recover your data from RAID systems for free! Try now!

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How to Keep Your Laptop Safe When Stored for a Long Time?

Laptop hard drive maintenance

A laptop consists of tiny components that are arranged like a puzzle. The main components include hard drives, motherboard, RAM, battery pack, processor etc. Since laptops are portable, their components are designed to thin, compact, fragile and are arranged very closely. Hence, care should be taken while using them as well as while storing them.

If you are not going to use your laptop for a while, it is better to understand some important aspects and take necessary precautions while storing them to make sure it is safe. And the same is covered in this article.

Environmental conditions

Extremely hot or cold environments can cause the components of the laptop to expand/contract, thus leading to damage in the actuators and other components of the laptop. Exposure to moisture can cause a short circuit and cause the components to burn inside. Similarly, exposure to direct sunlight can also cause damage to your laptop.

If at all your laptop is exposed to extreme temperatures at some point, make sure you wait for a while until temperatures are returned to normal before you turn ON the laptop. If you have to store your laptop for a long time without using it, make sure you store the laptop in a cool and dry environment with good air circulation.

Avoid exposure to magnetic and electric fields

Make sure you don’t store your laptop near any appliances that generate electric fields. Exposure to electric fields can cause damage and lead to data loss. Same is the case with magnetic fields. Exposure to magnetic fields can also cause damage to internal components and lead to loss of data.

Mechanical issues

Keeping the laptop idle for a very long period of time can cause the internal components like the motor, actuator, bearings etc. to get corroded/damaged. This in addition to the environmental factors can cause more harm to the laptop.

What to do if your hard drive fails?

If your hard drive has failed and data is lost due to storing it for a long period of time, then you can make use of data recovery tools like Remo Recover to your rescue. Its effective scanning algorithms can recover data from failed or damaged hard drives. Refer the link to recover data from dead laptop hard drive. It works with all kinds of hard drives like SATA, SSD, IDE, HDD etc. And all file systems like FAT 16, FAT 32, ExFAT, NTFS etc. are supported by the tool.

It has a disk image feature that helps you recover data even when the hard drive has bad sectors. What the tool does is, it skips the bad sectors and creates a disk image, using which you can recover data.

Conclusion

  • If you intend to store the laptop without using, make sure you store it in a cool and dry place with sufficient air circulation.
  • Make sure you remove any external devices such as USB’s or other storage media and also remove power chords. You can also remove the CMOS coin battery to avoid battery leak.
  • Make sure that your laptop is completely turned OFF. Do not store it in sleeping mode.
  • Do not store the laptop in a suspended or inverted position. Put the laptop in a bag (with silica sachets) and keep it in a safe place.