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39.5GB movie file HELP !!

post #1 of 8
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Help !!
Using EvoCam to record a movie through the iSight camera I have a 39.5GB file. When trying to open it with Quicktime Pro, I get an error message saying it is not a movie file. VLC is not interested in it either. The problem has something to do with the file size.
Immediately after I got the error message I tried to make another small movie file, exactly the same settings etc. The smaller file opens & plays perfectly.
How to I remedy this & get the large file to play (with any movie player).
post #2 of 8
Use HandBrake to make it a size that makes actual sense. Then try the new file.

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Originally posted by Marvin

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post #3 of 8
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Use HandBrake to make it a size that makes actual sense. Then try the new file.

unfortunately Handbrake does not recognize the file "no valid source found".
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unfortunately Handbrake does not recognize the file "no valid source found".

What's the filetype?

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post #5 of 8
There was an issue with mpeg-4 movies over 4GB requiring 64-bit players or something. Quicktime Pro is 32-bit. Quicktime X is 64-bit and there is a 64-bit version of VLC. Of course, the movie might just be corrupt if it didn't save properly.
post #6 of 8
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it's a .mov file (MPEG-4 compression)
post #7 of 8
What OS are you running? What version of HandBrake were you using? What version of QuickTime were you using?
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Originally Posted by grantza View Post

Help !!
Using EvoCam to record a movie through the iSight camera I have a 39.5GB file. When trying to open it with Quicktime Pro, I get an error message saying it is not a movie file. VLC is not interested in it either. The problem has something to do with the file size.
Immediately after I got the error message I tried to make another small movie file, exactly the same settings etc. The smaller file opens & plays perfectly.
How to I remedy this & get the large file to play (with any movie player).

That may require a good look at that file.
If it's not porn or copyrighted (by third parties) material perhaps you could make it available for perusal through e.g. Files over Miles (http://www.filesovermiles.com/) and posting the link here.
Up- and download of a 39,5GB file will take a lot of time, though, depending on your connection.
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