unable to play mpeg ?

in Mac Software 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.

any clues/fixes?


  • Reply 1 of 4
    stunnedstunned Posts: 1,096member
    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
    vlc can play it, but somewhat choppy... but it can play more of it, than quicktime.........

  • Reply 3 of 4
    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
    kickahakickaha Posts: 8,760member
    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... )
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