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Broken wma file

My girlfriend did an interview for her school exams. Its a wma file which should take 47 minutes but after the first 5 seconds it just stops playing. It doesnt give any error message or anything just stops playing. I tried audacity, media fixer and vlc convert but didnt do anything helpfull. She really needs this file for school and I hope someone can help. If I need to provide more info or the file it self please let me know.

Thanks in advence.

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I see an all too similar plea at link. Watch there too.
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correct

its the same request my gf is freaking out so im looking for help where ever i can.

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Audacity should offer the biggest clue

You get a slider and a visible waveform. If the slider continues to move but the waveform flat lines, the input from the mic probably ceased. That's bad and would require that the interview be redone. I've seen this happen with corrupt video interviews and only way to deal with this is review the recording immediately after it's done. If it's OK, you make a dupe of the file as well.

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Did VLC play it?

If not it is really borked up.

BEWARE THE SPAM REPLIES with items that cost you money. You will find these to be hit and mostly miss as if the file doesn't play with VLC I have yet to find any app that recovers these.

-> You left out what was used to record this. I usually head back to the camcorder and see if it plays there.

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i wish

nope doesnt work in vlc either.

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It doesn't work after 5 second?

then what does the file do...go back to the beginning? What does it look like on play time bar? I would take a look at the "properties" of this file to see if any more hints as to what is going on.

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You left out the full story.

As such I have to write it's gone. Maybe there's a longer story but given this much, it's gone.

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how was it recorded

how was it recorded and on what? If the original file was moved from another location like a card, usb drive or whatever, you might try to recover it from the original source using a utility such as recuva.

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