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JPEG to MPEG Conversion?

by tailrod / January 13, 2007 7:20 AM PST

When my hard drive crashed, I paid a service to recover the files. Several MPEG's are now JPEG. Anybody know how to convert back to MPEG?

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How big is one of those files?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 13, 2007 8:29 AM PST

I wonder if you lost the player for said file. Tell me the file size and filename plus extension so I can guess if VLCPLAYER could help.


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If it is Windows,
by Kiddpeat / January 13, 2007 9:05 AM PST

change the file extension in Windows Explorer.

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JPEG to MPEG Conversion
by tailrod / January 14, 2007 12:45 AM PST
In reply to: If it is Windows,

Thanks - I already tried that. Media player said it could not open the file.

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Do you remember which player open these video files?
by ahtoi / January 14, 2007 2:38 PM PST

If media player worked before but not now; then some codec are missing on the player.

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Did Windows warn you when you changed the extension?
by Kiddpeat / January 15, 2007 9:54 AM PST

If it didn't, then you didn't change it. You could have something like:


If you were warned, and changed it anyway, then the file was probably not fully recovered. It's not bad to proceed with the change, but, even with the corrected extension, the file may be trashed or incomplete.

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