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.mpg Files Shorter Than They Should Be


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#1 romulus267

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Posted 18 February 2006 - 11:30 AM

Hi all
I'm having a problem playing a .mpg file. It's 168MB but only 1 minute and 23 seconds will play. However, if I skip ahead or behind in the file, I can see different parts that are outside of that 1 minute 23 seconds. This happens with players: quicktime, WMP, realplayer, winamp, and some free ones I tired. So I think it's a codec problem but i'm not sure. Any help would be much appreciated

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Posted 18 February 2006 - 11:35 AM

If it's just one file, then i would think that it is corrupt. If you downloaded the file from the internet it is a common problem. Is it just that file or does it happen for mutliple files>
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Posted 18 February 2006 - 11:39 AM

It is just that file but I've downloaded it multiple times from different places... I suppose it's possible they are all corrupt. From what I can tell it's an mpg1 file, as far as I can tell that's the only file i've got that of that type. I should maybe try to find another file of that type and see if it plays.

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Posted 18 February 2006 - 12:01 PM

If it were a codex problem, you would think that nothing would even play on ANY possible player. Since it is a rather large file, the possibilities of file corruption are greater.
I think you are on the right track, looking for another MGP 1 file.
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Posted 18 February 2006 - 01:25 PM

Well thanks for all your help, looks like it was corrupted. Odd that no one seems to have a non-corrupted version. Anyhow time to let this one go...

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Posted 18 February 2006 - 01:32 PM

Glad we could help romulus267.
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