cant open QT files after data recovery

January 6, 2010 at 23:12:47
Specs: Macintosh , 4gb
Hi,

Urgently need assistance please. I used file salvage to recover QT files and when it recovered them I could not play them back???? I am thinking maybe it has something to do with the files recorded in High Diff and the raw files are mpeg2.

Can anyone help as I have lost a very unique project that I was working on. Much appreciated.

Jake


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#1
January 7, 2010 at 06:41:07
What is QT? I assume it is Quick Time. Do your MPEG files play ok? If so just get a MPEG Converter.

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#2
January 7, 2010 at 20:11:36
Hi soz its quick time files. Its the quick time files I want to play back but its just black screen. Is there a program or way to show the footage?

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#3
January 8, 2010 at 07:07:36
Do you still hear the audio? If so it may just be a problem with the video drivers. Do you have a double screen on your system? If so try dragging your player to the other screen or if you have another computer or a friend that does then play it on another computer to confirm it.

Also, what are you playing them in. Is it the Quick Time Viewer? If so what version. You might be right about the high def and might need to upgrade your Quick Time viewer. Try running them in Win Amp to confirm this.


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#4
January 8, 2010 at 19:00:20
Thks, but no audio. video driver is ok and have a single screen but tried it on another computer and same problem. I also have the latest QT update. I also tried to play it on a Win comp with same problem.

I had a look at the file size and its quite small for am HD clip. I was thinking it maybe something to do with the original files being HD because the DV files seem to play ok. Any others suggestions?

Thanks

Thanks


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#5
January 11, 2010 at 06:33:50
Well if the data is not there then there is no way to fix it. Depending how long the recording is and the sample rate you used your files should be between 50 MB (1/2 hour at lowest sample rate) to 1 GB (2 hour using CD Quality Sample Rate). If you files are smaller than that then the only thing you recovered was the headers and there is no data.

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#6
January 11, 2010 at 06:57:03
Reinstall apple quicktime?


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#7
January 11, 2010 at 11:44:27
Yes your right, denial is a hard thing to swallow but thought there might be a small chance I could recover the whole clip. So what you are saying is that any media that exceeds 50mb in size, no data recovery program can restore the full file or there is no data recover prg can restore big files? Is this because when a file is deleted the bin automatically shreds half the file because of the size of file only leaving a record of it being deleted minus content?

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#8
January 11, 2010 at 12:19:47
You could try this to see if you can get any of the file back...

http://echoone.com/filejuicer/forma...

http://www.techsono.com/faq/fix_mov...

but this is the kind of stuff you do as a last resort because it is a pain.


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#9
January 13, 2010 at 21:23:24
Thanks Ace, I guess no pain no gain aye. but appreciate your help so far and see how it goes.

Jake


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