39.5GB movie file HELP !!

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in Genius Bar edited January 2014
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).

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 8
    Use HandBrake to make it a size that makes actual sense. Then try the new file.
  • Reply 2 of 8
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post


    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".
  • Reply 3 of 8
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by grantza View Post


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



    What's the filetype?
  • Reply 4 of 8
    MarvinMarvin Posts: 14,213moderator
    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.
  • Reply 5 of 8
    it's a .mov file (MPEG-4 compression)
  • Reply 6 of 8
    What OS are you running? What version of HandBrake were you using? What version of QuickTime were you using?
  • Reply 7 of 8
    Quote:
    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.
  • Reply 8 of 8


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