Quicktime not playing full mpgs?!

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  1. pauld macrumors regular

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    #1
    does anyone else ever have the issue of quicktime only playing a small segment of an mpg and then thinking the file is finished? (e.g. a 45mb average resolution file lasting 6 seconds)

    any ideas on how to rectify this?

    thanks a lot
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    45 millibits :confused:
     
  3. gekko513 macrumors 603

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    I think that happens if there's something wrong with the way the movie is encoded. I'm not sure if this is Quicktime's fault or the encoder program's fault, but mpg movies made with some of the encoders out there just don't play well with Quicktime.

    Since it quits after just 6 seconds it's more likely that it is a such an encoder conflict.
     
  4. virividox macrumors 601

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    i have experienced that as well, i usally play the file in vlc which plays the full thing, i think it has to do with the ecoders
     
  5. live4ever macrumors 6502a

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    It has to do with how the file was joined together (usually with a PC mpeg editor) - and QT has trouble with non-standard mpegs, just use VLC as mentioned above.
     
  6. pauld thread starter macrumors regular

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    cool - thanks, that's very useful.
    Thanks for the info.
     
  7. nizz macrumors regular

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