Corrupt Player or corrupt mpeg file

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by Amboman, Oct 24, 2003.

  1. Amboman

    Amboman Guest

    I have struck an interesting problem with an MPEG file and I hope I can explain it clearly.

    I have a 30 minute mpeg with a size of at about 160 MB. When I try and play it, Media Player says it is only 57 seconds long. It plays for that length of time and then it stops. However, if I move the slider (say half way), it shows a frame that is equivalent to that point in the full clip. (ie, half way into the full video. If I play from that point, it will either show a still frame for 28 seconds (half of the original 57 seconds shown), or play that part of the clip for the remainder of the slider travel.

    I thought that the file was corrupted, but the clip will play for the full 30 minutes in Real Player. I tried WinAmp and was back to the 57 seconds. I have other MPEGs that play ok

    Any clues?
     
    Amboman, Oct 24, 2003
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  2. Amboman

    zachd [ms] Guest

    It was joined together poorly. Certain player can handle poor joins well.
    WMP tends to reject anything that looks suspicious or potentially evil, and
    thus stops at the invalid data portion. You can rejoin it with your
    favorite MPEG editing tool if you'd like and then it should work fine
    everywhere.

    -Zach

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    play it, Media Player says it is only 57 seconds long. It plays for that
    length of time and then it stops. However, if I move the slider (say half
    way), it shows a frame that is equivalent to that point in the full clip.
    (ie, half way into the full video. If I play from that point, it will
    either show a still frame for 28 seconds (half of the original 57 seconds
    shown), or play that part of the clip for the remainder of the slider
    travel.
    30 minutes in Real Player. I tried WinAmp and was back to the 57 seconds. I
    have other MPEGs that play ok
     
    zachd [ms], Oct 29, 2003
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