DVD .mov file wont play

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#1

If anyone can give me information to solve my problem then you are a legend. I recently went on a skiing trip with 8 people to the USA and we have 3.33 gig of video footage. It was filmed with a HD video camera and my mate converted it on a MAC as a single .mov file. My laptop is not a MAC and the file will not play in VLC, Quicktime or anything really. He said that the DVD he recorded it on was a dual layer single side. Quicktime Media Player Classic says ‘Failed to render the file’ What can i do to get it to work.


#2

Download a program called GSPOT, and run it against the dvd. Post the results here.


#3

No love there. I did try it once before but nothing happened. These are the results this time.

Container:

qt: Apple Quicktime (.mov/qt)
File type: Quicktime (.mov)
Mime type: video/quicktime

Proposed Codec solutions and test:

Rendering failed: Following is the error reported by Direct show
0x80004005 (unknown)

Hope this helps
cheers


#4

Another program to examine the video is MediaInfo. Free to download and use.


#5

I have tried playing it through the new version of quicktime and i get this error message.

Error -2048: Couldn’t open file snow1.mov because its not a file that QuickTime understands


#6

Perhaps MPlayer and QuickTime Alternative would work? QTA has worked for anything Apple I’ve seen. I won’t touch iTunes or QuickTime any other way…


#7

Why use a dual layer disc for a 3.3 GB file? Anyway, maybe the disc itself is the problem, and the file is unreadable. Try a transfer rate test with CDSpeed.


#8

There seems to be errors on the disc at about 1.66 gig. Is there any way i could recover the first 1.66 gig of video footage. I ran cd speed and i came up with an error at 1.66 gig.


#9

I scanned the dvd with nero cd-dvd speed and it came up with a few damaged and bad sectors, 99.8% of the dvd was good

Nero CD-DVD Speed: Disc Info
Basic Information
Disc type: : DVD-R
Book Type : DVD-R
Manufacturer: : CMC
MID : CMC MAG. AE1
Write speeds: : 2 X - 4 X - 8 X
Blank Capacity : 4.38 GB
: 4489 MB
: 4707319808 bytes
Extended Information
Layers : 1
Usage : General
Copyright protection : n/a
Recorder information
Disc Status : Closed
Raw Data
Pre-recorded Information in Lead-in (0Eh)
0000 - 01 40 C1 FD 9E D8 52 00 02 55 0D 0E 88 9A 80 00 - .@…R…U…
0010 - 03 43 4D 43 20 4D 41 00 04 47 2E 20 41 45 31 00 - .CMC.MA…G…AE1.
0020 - 05 88 80 00 00 00 02 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - …
0030 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - …
0040 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - …
0050 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - …
0060 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - …


#10

You can try copying the file to HDD. If that fails then you’re pretty much out of luck. A lot depends on where in the file the errors occur. Also try cleaning the disc.


#11

I did try that but still came up with the same errors


#12

[QUOTE=Shakeandbake;2138600]…we have 3.33 gig of video footage. It was filmed with a HD video camera and my mate converted it on a MAC as a single .mov file. My laptop is not a MAC and the file will not play in VLC, Quicktime or anything really. He said that the DVD he recorded it on was a [B]dual layer single side.[/B] [/QUOTE]

From the text in post#9, the video is now on a standard single-layer DVD.
Your friend didn’t happen to mention what type of DL disc?
Perhaps it was a DL mini-DVD+R???
It seems possible the error being detected may have to do with the layer-break, if it was a mini-DVD, as the error seems to be near the mid-point of the file. (just a guess on my part.)
Hopefully, someone else here can assist further.