Grau Video Repair Tool is a commercial tool which attempts to repair damaged QuickTime-based movies, including .mov, .mp4, m4v and .3gp.

To use the program you must have a reference video recorded using the same device, with the same settings, which means it's not suitable for recovering single videos you've downloaded or otherwise found somewhere.

If you do have a reference movie, Video Repair Tool is simple enough to use. Select the broken movie, the working copy, click Scan and the program goes to work, quickly displaying any recovered movie clips.

Please note: this demo version of the program only repairs the first half of your target video. But that's enough to prove it works (or not), and it does at least save the partially recovered movies to disk (you're not restricted to an in-program preview).

Verdict

Grau Video Repair Tool seems expensive to us, but it did fix both our test MP4s without issue, and if nothing else has helped then it might be worth the money.