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 Post subject: Video Files Corrupted
 Post Posted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 1:30 pm 
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I recently transferred my video files from my PATA 320 GB Western Digital Caviar Blue hard drive (that was in my Dell Dimension 2400 PC), but I had to install it in the PC I built because I forgot to transfer them before I gave the Dell to my friend. There are three issues that lead me to believe that my video files may be corrupted. 1. The video will play, but the video is distorted and the audio is choppy 2. Windows Media Player will play the video without an issue for about ten seconds, then Windows Media Player will display "Windows Media Player encountered a problem while playing the file." or 3. Windows Media Player will stop responding while trying to open the video file. I've tried playing these files in VLC but some videos are still distorted. My question is (and I ask this in doubt), is there any way to repair these files?


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 Post subject: Re: Video Files Corrupted
 Post Posted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 5:05 pm 
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You might be able to repair them using a video editing program. If they are only partially corrupted you might be able to edit out the corruption, split the files, etc. Let me know what you try and how it works out. Scott.


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 Post subject: Re: Video Files Corrupted
 Post Posted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:27 pm 
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Well, I tried to edit the video files using Magix Movie Edit Pro 16 HD and it displays the following error "C:\Users\Administrator\Videos\Sony Handycam DCR-SX44\5-20-2010\[file name].mpg cannot be read! Please make sure the drive is not full or write-protected.". This kind of blows, cause most of these videos are of my cat Miles when he was a kitten, but I may just have to cut my losses. :(


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 Post subject: Re: Video Files Corrupted
 Post Posted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:36 pm 
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Is just the transfer (i.e. copy of the file) bad, or is the original file on the PATA drive bad as well? If the latter, then there probably isn't much you can do, however a good backup strategy can help prevent this from happening in the future. Scott.


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