MPG Files Can't Open in iPhoto Anymore - HELP!

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by lnester, Jun 1, 2009.

  1. lnester macrumors newbie

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    So, we have a lot of mpg (short video clips) taken on a Sony camera and downloaded to our Macbook. We have always been able to view the video by double clicking in iPhoto. Until a month or so ago.

    Now the mpg shows 0.00 of run time and when you double click, there's no content there. You can hit "play" but there's no video there.

    Did we lose the content some how? Please help!
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    You could look into the original file via Users > YOU > Pictures > iPhoto > iPhoto Library.
    Right click on that big library (should be in the gigabytes if you have thousands of photos) and select Show Package Contents and browse through the Originals folder to the folder, where the MPG should reside. iPhoto sorts it per date, so you might easily find it, when you know the date, when the MPEG was shot.

    If it is still empty there, then the video might have been not properly transferred or even not properly saved onto the flash disk during capture.

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  3. lnester thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the info!

    I went into Originals, and a few of the mpg's have video, while most do not. I don't understand, since they were all taken with the same camera, and downloaded in the exact same way.

    There's got to be something awry with the Mac software...

    Any other suggestions?
     
  4. tmania macrumors newbie

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    I have the same iphoto playback problem. Found the original and could play it.

    Hi,
    I tried what you said and found the source files. When I double click on them, they do play in Quicktime. I also went back to some video files that I know would play from iTunes before and now they don't play either.
    YOu seem to know a lot about this. Do you have any ideas?
     

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