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Trouble with .flv file (seekbar and video length)

by vifirebird / February 1, 2011 11:03 AM PST

I have a couple of .flv files that were recorded from a webcam. I use VLC Player to view my videos. I have Windows Vista on a Dell. The videos themselves are around 2 hours long, but both VLC and Windows say that the video is only half that long. Basically, even once the knob hits the end of the allotted time for the video, it keeps on going to show the rest, but I can't seek to the other half because the seekbar and VLC thinks the video is only half its actual length. Has anyone ever heard of this before?
So basically, under the time elapsed section of the interface, it displays something like "01:45:03/1:19:04" which makes no sense.

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I've seen that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 4, 2011 12:03 AM PST

It's a sign that there is a problem with the video file or the player.

Remember there are NO SIGNS these issues will be going away. YOU get to deal with it as best you can. Fixing these files is well discussed and the key word and method I use is TRANSCODING. Sorry, no I can't write a tutorial about this in every reply but it's a known area that folk have to deal with a lot.

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by Kees_B Forum moderator / February 7, 2011 5:13 PM PST

Member Garfield says he's using the following code:

I'm using the following code to load a flv:

var connection:NetConnection = new NetConnection();
var stream:NetStream;
var videoMain = new Video(600,340);
var metaObj:Object = new Object();

function onMetaData(data:Object):void

stream = new NetStream(connection);
stream.client = metaObj;
metaObj.onMetaData = onMetaData;

Might be useful, that's why I'm reposting it without ad link.


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flvmdi or ffmpeg can fix this
by laislanegra / January 24, 2013 12:21 AM PST

You can try, download both command tool and GUI, put the .exe into GUI folder, tick all options
Or using ffmpeg: ffmpeg -i broken.flv -acodec copy -vcodec copy fixed.flv

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