HELP with ios 5.0 iPhone 4S Video

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by battlebuddyp, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. battlebuddyp macrumors newbie

    Dec 8, 2011
    Okay, first off I am pretty good with everything ios, so when you post answers you don’t have to break it down in too simple of terms. I currently am using a 64gb, iPhone 4S running iOS 5.0. One evening I decided to video record something while not watching the actual event through the phone. I set it up to record and sit there on its own. Later I go to grab it the phone to view the recording and it seems as though during the recording the phone ran out of power. I looked in the photos app and the video looked as though it only recorded about :15. Now this puzzled me as I know there was about 50% battery life left when I started this recording. I later then deleted it and forgot all about it. For the past few weeks I have been puzzled by 10gb being used from the “other” section and for the life of me couldn’t figure out what was taking up this space as I did not save any file in an app. Today I downloaded and used DiskAid and finally found this 10.8 gb file. It is a .MOV file. So I transferred it to my computer and played it. It is that video I recorded but again only lasts about 15 seconds. Now, here is my question how can a :15 video be 10.8 GIGABITES? What I believe is as it was saving from a temp file to the photos app, the phone actually died and thusly leaving behind the large temp video file and not saving it fully. How do I get this file to play through and/or save correctly? I just found it at work and will be attempting to use a video converter to convert to a different file type hoping it will work. In the mean-time please post any ideas to help, as this is and/or could be a good video 

    Update: So I found that the actual length is 1 hour and 42 seconds. Handbrake is currently running and (computing time remaining). Fingers crossed.
  2. jmjoh122 macrumors member


    Oct 8, 2011
    okay I'm gald that you got it fixed. I was going to offer up my opinion and ask if when your phone locks does the video stop recording.

    I hope you got it.
  3. battlebuddyp thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 8, 2011
    no cigar

    It did not work. The new converted file plays but doesn't actually have video or sound. PLEASE HELP

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