AAC m4a file corrupted while recording. Can anyone help me recover it?



Recorded an important voice memo on iPhone application. After the recording was stopped, the phone's battery died and AAC file was corrupted. It is 8mb and should play for roughly 45 minutes but the play time shows it as having no length.

I do not have the hex editing ability to find the AAC headers and match them to a healthy file.

Is there anyone able to help? Thanks.


Posted 2015-12-10T23:27:21.700

Reputation: 21

Question was closed 2017-01-08T12:11:22.417

Take a look at this topic: http://sound.stackexchange.com/questions/27182/how-to-recover-audio-from-an-incomplete-or-corrupted-aac-m4a-file

– Michael Hansen Buur – 2015-12-11T10:07:52.413

Yes ffmpeg could help? any sample file or whole file you could provide? – JSmith – 2015-12-11T12:01:15.050



How to fix corrupted voice memo (m4a) files – I have not tried it by myself but according to a bunch of comments it works.


Posted 2015-12-10T23:27:21.700

Reputation: 129

Tried FFMPEG on Windows CMD -- didn't work. Trying this method now. Will report back whether or not it works. – Eric Hepperle - CodeSlayer2010 – 2018-02-10T19:54:32.927

Works!!! Windows 10. I was able to recover interviews I recorded for a news story. Thanks for posting! :) – Eric Hepperle - CodeSlayer2010 – 2018-02-10T21:10:01.547