How to Fix Unsupported Video Format Error on an IPhone?

It made iPhone users find more troublesome when iOS refused to play certain video clips and gives an error that states- Unsupported video format.  Due to certain issues, users were not able to play their favorite clips in a right way. In fact, there are various reasons for this particular issue to encounter with video files and usually it becomes quite difficult for users to determine the root cause for the problem. Here is one such user instance-

“Hi, I’m having some difficulties in playing a few MOV video files on my iPhone. Whenever I try to open the media clip it says that the video file is  unsupported type. The file is quite confidential, I had some very important tasks to do with it and I need it on urgent basis. I can’t afford to lose any of these files that are unplayable. Is there any safe way to fix this error?”

Generally observed that the unsupported media type problem arises

  • When import operation is interrupted
  • Turning off iPhone during MOV file transfer phase
  • Damages found in header part of MOV file
  • MOV file downloaded from untrusted source
  • Improper upgrade and other software conflicts

So forth, there comes a need to address this unsupported video format issue at the earliest. So now, how to fix unsupported video format on iPhone? There are mainly two choices available that you can proceed with. Before that, transfer your files to other iPhone/Mac device and check that if unsupported videos open there or not.

Go with conversion

Unplayable .mov files can be easily converted to some other media file format (as per user request) with the help of converter tools available online. There are many programs that makes this task much easier for any users with drag and drop feature, effective UI etc. But beware of untrustworthy third-party apps that may cause further corruptions to the existing file instead of converting them to specified format. In certain cases converting unsupported file to some other file formats will successfully make video files playable.

Go with repairing MOV file

One can simply move ahead to fix video files that is not able to play on iPhone. Unfortunately, there is no such functionality available in your iPhone to carry out repair task. Only a professional tool can help you. A versatile repair application like Yodot MOV Repair can ultimately get you right out of this problem. Simple set of repair steps are detailed below-

#1. Transfer all unsupported MOV files to a Macintosh system

#2. Link given here will direct you to download the Yodot utility

#3. Continue to launch the program on your Mac

#4. Input the MOV file source by clicking on Browse button on the main screen

#5. The user is also supposed to specify a reference video file. i.e., any healthy media captured from same source as that from unsupported ones

#6. Then hit Repair button to initiate fix process

#7. Repair status will be indicated in the status bar

#8. Diagnosed file can be now previewed and saved to a safe destination

Useful features and functions of Yodot MOV Repair

File Types: Other than MOV files even M4v and MP4 video files can take benefits in a similar way. The tool has proven to show high success in repairing all these types of media.

Operating system: Any iOS device (all iPhone series) facing unsupported video format issue could be resolved smoothly by Yodot tool installation. Mac device can have any OS X running: Sierra – El Capitan – Yosemite- Mavericks- Mountain Lion- Lion- Snow Leopard- Leopard.

Safe and simple: Within a few clicks, files will be repaired with no chance of damage to the source file. Moreover, media data is not exposed to any third-party programs by any chance.