unable to play mpeg ?
September 25, 2002 10:10AM
edited January 2014
I was unable to play an mpeg file I downloaded [made from pc?] and was wondering if there was any program that could somehow fix this?
the video partially plays, but stops about 5 seconds into it.
Reply 1 of 4
September 25, 2002 11:08AM
try using vlc. if it still doesn't work, my guess is the files is corrupted or there are some errors when the file is transfered to your mac.
Reply 2 of 4
September 25, 2002 11:14AM
vlc can play it, but somewhat choppy... but it can play more of it, than quicktime.........
Reply 3 of 4
September 25, 2002 11:57AM
Shouldn't be a problem. All 3 players should handle it fine, QT being my default app for mpegs. The file might be corrupted, judging by your description. Mpegs seem fairly fragile in my experience.
Reply 4 of 4
September 25, 2002 1:53PM
I've run across many instances where QT will play the first *portion* of the MPEG, but not all of it. I have this sneaking suspicion that the MPEG has tracks/chunks/layers that are meant to be played linearly, but QT is only playing the first one. VLC generally works on these files (if it works at all...