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    Nasty (avi?) file

    Hello. Star Trek fan here and I've gotten my hands on a particularly favorite episode of mine and can't view it. I've used GSpot to get the particulars. Is this file salvageable/viewable? I'm not sure what truncated means.



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    Truncated: to shorten by or as if by cutting off.
    In your case - probably not good.
    You might want to get the file again.

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    hmm. upon reading the "click for info" from gspot, it says the file is missing 6 bytes! sucks that an entire dowload of 1.2 gigs wouldn't play over 6 bytes

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    there is software that can fix corrupted avi files but you will be faced with audio sync problems...

    try VLC player
    http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

    avi fixer
    http://www.video-fixer.com/

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    It depends on what you downloaded it with. If it was via torrent then you might not have any luck in salvaging it. (BT doesn't pull the file from beg to end, it pulls little file segments here and there and then puts it together)

    If you got it from an ftp server or *evil* filesharing program (which neither I or techzonez support in any way) then you can try playing it in avipreview.
    http://www.avipreview.com/download.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrA View Post
    If you got it from an ftp server or *evil* filesharing program (which neither I or techzonez support in any way) then you can try playing it in avipreview.
    http://www.avipreview.com/download.htm
    Nice free toy.....

    A program which is capable of playing partially downloaded AVI movies. To make it unique, it is capable of playing files which are in the stage of downloading. Key Features
    • Preview AVI, divX, MPG, MPEG and VideoCD files without interruption of the download process
    • Uses standard DirectX framework - no additional software needed
    • Very simple interface
    • Does not change the original video file in any way
    • Tested extensively with P2P and FTP software
    • It is Free!
    Pricing - It's FREE http://www.avipreview.com/download.htm

    Perfect for those crazy Japanese blooper shows hitting the net I want them all!!! The ejext tiolet is too funnny!!....

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