Automated corrupt-pr0n detection tool?
January 16, 2010 10:33 PM Subscribe
Does a tool exist for Mac OS X--either GUI or command-line--that can churn through a folders (or entire drive) worth of video files and detect which files are corrupted and non-playable?
posted by melorama to Computers & Internet (18 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I've been dumping tons of "old" DVD-R and CD-R archives (and by "old" I mean only 5 years old) to my Drobo, and--no big surprise--I'm finding random files to be corrupt (proving my assertion that optical-media is worthless for critical backup purposes). I dont want to waste space on the Drobo for files that are unplayable, but I also dont want to have to load all the files into Quicktime or VLC and manually hunt the baddies down.
I have no checksums for any of these files, so hash-checking tools arent really going to work for my purposes.
Ideally, I'd like this tool to be able to detect corruption in not only Quicktime files, but non-Apple-centric, Perian-supported video formats like AVI, WMV, MPG, DivX, etc.