Problems with large mpeg movies and wmp.

NaturalChiller

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I'm having problems viewing large mpeg movies with wmp as well as quicktime. I have downloaded a few 100mb+ mpeg videos and when I try to play them, both windows media player and quicktime show the video at being a little over a minute and a half (1:30). The movie continues to play after it has reached the 1:30 mark, however I am unable to fast-forward or reverse the video without it becoming choppy and eventually freezing. Any help in regards to this problem would be much appreciated. Thanks
 

Bloodstein

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Hmn...sounds little unusual for me.

I've got 700megs mpegs that work fine on wmp....

The fast-forwarding part might have something to do with ur graphics card.....how old is it?

 

VBboy

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The same happened to me with some downloaded Mpegs. I re-downloaded the file 3 times, and still the same problem. Try a different media player...
 

NaturalChiller

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Any suggestions for an alternate video player? WMP and QT are no good i guess.


BTW i have a Nvidia GeForce 2 MX/MX 400.
 

VBboy

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Shareware.com - search there for "media player" :)

I just decided to use WMP and put up with this little problem.
 

Nothinman

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It's possible the mpeg stream has errors. Try running it through soemthing like VCDGear.
 

Shagga

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Originally posted by: NaturalChiller
I'm having problems viewing large mpeg movies with wmp as well as quicktime. I have downloaded a few 100mb+ mpeg videos and when I try to play them, both windows media player and quicktime show the video at being a little over a minute and a half (1:30). The movie continues to play after it has reached the 1:30 mark, however I am unable to fast-forward or reverse the video without it becoming choppy and eventually freezing. Any help in regards to this problem would be much appreciated. Thanks

I had this problem recently. It appeared that the downloads were corrupt somehow. I had to DL them again.
 

Bloodstein

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A corrupt file is far more likely to be the problem than wmp being screwed up...

Try editing the file in another program....umm....vcdgear, tmpgenc, etc...
 

vegetation

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If you downloaded the file twice (perhaps due to an incomplete first download), make sure you rename the file just so a character or two is different. It seems windows media player 7 somehow saves the file data attributes somewhere on the system and references it each time the same file name is played.