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Old 05-26-2011, 04:10 AM   #1
sumeet inani
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playing broken video files


Today encoders are getting smarter .
They can compress Blu ray similiar quality in 700MB.
It seems header of video file contain info about frame rate, audio/video encoder etc. which can't be guessed .
In MPEG audio , every part of file is independently playable.

If a movie is binary split into 6 parts & I don't have the first part then it is unplayable.Is there a solution

Code:
example
ls
-rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 280M 2010-12-07 20:23 irn2-cd1.mkv
-rwxrwxrwx 1 root root  50M 2011-05-26 13:09 last-50M-cd2
-rwxrwxrwx 1 root root  50M 2011-05-26 13:44 first-50M-cd1
file *
first-50M-cd1: Matroska data
last-50M-cd2:  data
irn2-cd1.mkv:  Matroska data

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Old 05-26-2011, 11:04 PM   #2
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It seems header of video file contain info about frame rate, audio/video encoder etc. which can't be guessed .
In MPEG audio , every part of file is independently playable.

If a movie is binary split into 6 parts & I don't have the first part then it is unplayable.Is there a solution
You've already given the answer. The video file header contains all the important information that the player needs to decode the video. Without that, the player is clueless as to what to do with the rest of the file, because videos come in so many different formats and with a variety of encryption techniques.

MPEG audio is different- it's audio-only in MPEG format.
 
  


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