1.5gb AVI playing a green screen / short clip with no sound

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Craigy, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. Craigy macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Hi - I have a couple of AVI movies a client has given me - each over 1gb in length.

    When I open them in Quick Time they play for about 10 seconds with either a green screen or a short clip - with no sound either.

    Has anyone come across a similar issue and found a workaround?

    Cheers
    Craig
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    #2
    It may be, that you need a special codec for those .avi files.

    Have you tried Perian yet, or VLC player, or MPEG Streamclip?

    Can you ask the client from what editing system they got the .avi and what codec they used?

    There is a program called GSpot, which can identify the codec for you, but it only runs on Windows. If you have a Windows VM or Boot Camp partition, you could give it a try.
     
  3. bmcgonag macrumors 65816

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    #3
    I would suggest trying to play it in VLC, you can get it from http://www.videolan.org/.

    Then if it plays, use MPEGStreamClip to transcode it...You can get MSC from www.squared5.com.

    Hope this helps,

    Brian
     
  4. mwchris macrumors regular

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    #4
    As someone mentioned it is probably a codec issue, however this is a common problem on windows machines. Check your preferences and make sure high quality is not checked. That has helped me in the past.

    Otherwise I'd just convert it.
     

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