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Video File Corrupted on Download

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#1 scruffbag


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Posted 16 May 2015 - 04:05 AM



I am trying to make a .mp4 file available for download on my web site. Web site is at www.lilongwe.co.uk download link at bottom of page, but I have a problem.


The file uploads OK and I can play it from the FTP server on both Mac and PC, however it's when it comes to downloading the problems begin.


Neither Mac or PC will play the downloaded file, Mac uses quicktime, on PC I've tried Windows Movie Player, Quicktime and iTunes, none work. On comparing the size of the dowloaded file from the web site with that which was uploaded to the server, the download is 4bytes bigger.


Next I tried zipping it up and uploaded the zip file to the server. On downloading it, PC will unzip it and the video clip is playable with all players; the Mac can't even unzip it, says it's corrupt. Interestingly the .zip file downloaded on both PC and Mac was 4bytes bigger than that uploaded.


I'm at a total loss. I want people to be able to play the downloaded video clip, which at the moment they can't. I can get round it for PC users by zipping the file but not for MAC users. Why is it that 4 bytes are added to the files when downloaded? Has anyone encountered anything like this before, or indeed have a solution?


Thanks for your time

Derek Smith

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