No video (audio only) of MOV file in VLC ... please help

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  1. mac-n-me macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I did a simple edit in Quicktime 7 Pro (Lion 10.7.5) of an FLV file, which turns it into a MOV. There was no re-encoding; I only saved it.

    I don't like using QT for playback, so I try opening it in VLC, but I get audio only. The original FLV plays perfectly well in VLC. Could someone please download the following video sample (it's only 3 MB) and try getting video in any version of VLC ?

    Thank you :D

    Code:
    http://www.mediafire.com/download/u0ncf51ey4tymtg/sample.mov
     
  2. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    As far as I can tell there's no video component... .mov files can easily be audio only files. If you want me to try converting the flv I can do that or try re-encoding it instead of doing the method you tried.
     
  3. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    This is sorta like a DivX-encoded video. It has an h.264-encoded video track with a MP3-encoded audio track. For whatever reason, QuickTime X must convert it in place when it opens the file. VLC cannot see the video track at all. Because Apple has not supported Flash video for years now, QuickTime Pro must rely on the codecs that you have installed to do the conversion. The QuickTime Flash codec is ancient.
     
  4. mac-n-me thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Does anybody know what?
     
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  7. moongravy macrumors member

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    You've two options.

    1. Request that the VLC developers implement support for this combination of codecs in a mov file.

    2. Easier option - remux the file to a container that VLC understands. Download something like Remux & convert the file to m4v.

    Drop the file into the main window in Remux.
    Select M4V as the file type.
    Select to re-encode the audio to ALAC 2 Channel.
    Click 'Go'.

    The resulting file should play in VLC.
     
  8. mac-n-me thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ^ Thank you, the Remux option worked. I'll also get a suggestion in to VLC.
     

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