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having trouble with an mpeg-1 file

by frankzxcv / January 24, 2008 3:56 AM PST

hello all,

i have a medical client who recorded a procedure onto disk using mpeg-1 format (it was supposed to be mpeg 4 which they usually use) anyway they would love to see this footage but can't open the file, and neither can i. i tried renaming the mpg extension to .avi, i tried converting the file with one (winavi?) utiltity, i tried playing it in windows media player on an xp and a w2k machine, no help. wouldn't play in any dvd viewers either.

any and all help would be much appreciated. -- fj

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addendum
by frankzxcv / January 24, 2008 4:31 AM PST

note i tried playing the file in a non-HD dvd player and i got an error "can't play HD" -- fj

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(NT) Try VLC PLAYER next time.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 24, 2008 5:22 AM PST
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it sort of plays but not
by frankzxcv / January 24, 2008 7:45 AM PST

in vlc i can see the numbers of time of the show proceeding, but no video appears. alternate paths? could be it's fubar. ? - fj

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