Curious Question

Discussion in 'Computers and Hardware' started by Amaury, Jul 16, 2017.

  1. Amaury

    Amaury Habitué

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    Not really a troubleshooting question, just trying to think of a reason for this.

    My computer crashed on me yesterday for unknown reasons, something that's thankfully pretty rare, while I was recording the final parts of my third walkthrough for Crash Team Racing. Even though the recording wasn't properly stopped, it was still thankfully saved. The recording has a length of 35:39, but when I imported it into Roxio to process it to a format that could be imported to Windows Movie Maker for editing, it only had a length of 25:58. I didn't realize this, though, until I was doing my editing last night, and now I have to redo the fourth and final track of the purple gem cup as well as the Slide Coliseum relic race. When I realized this, I tried importing it again, and, like before, it only imported 25:58. What I don't understand is why. I'd like to guess and say that the video is corrupt, but this is where it gets tricky. I don't think it can be corrupt because if I open the unprocessed video on Windows Media Player, I can watch the whole 35:39 without issues. I would think if the video were corrupt, I'd only be able to watch 25:58, the length that is being imported.
     
  2. Digital Doctor

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    It means WMM sucks. :)

    Try any other editing software and see if it is imported properly.

    I dabble in Sony Vegas.

    These are free packages
    https://filmora.wondershare.com/video-editor/free-video-editing-software-windows.html

    I know corrupt files can be fixed.
    What file type is it ?

    https://www.stellarinfo.com/blog/repair-corrupt-video-file-vlc-media-player/

    players skip over errors, low end video editors ... not so much.

    I've had lots of importing problems with WMM.

    A transcoder could help.

    https://handbrake.fr/

    My son likes DaVinci Resolve 14 free version.
     
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  3. Amaury

    Amaury Habitué

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    This has nothing to do with Windows Movie Maker.
     
  4. we_are_borg

    we_are_borg Moderator

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    One thing is sure players are more forgiving then editors. The fastest way to see what is wrong use another free editor and see what happens.
     
  5. Paul M

    Paul M Dr Pepper Addict

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    If you have any converter software, try converting it to another format first, then try and edit it.
     
  6. Digital Doctor

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    What type of file is it ?
     
  7. Amaury

    Amaury Habitué

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    It's really moot at this point. Like I said, I was only curious, not actually troubleshooting. I've already redone what I lost and edited and uploaded it. Whatever the issue, it was definitely from my computer crashing and the recording not being stopped properly as I never have issues otherwise.
     
  8. we_are_borg

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    Well like i said players are more forgiving, the editors are more difficult unless you have access to let's say Adobe Premiere and Final Cut Pro. They have better error correction. I think you just had bad luck with the crash think it did a some sort of save and crash in same time. If you can try to fix what cost the crash that way you have a more stable pc.
     
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