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Paul Gregory
Recovering defective clips
on Nov 29, 2014 at 6:20:44 am

About a year ago I had a major HDD failure. An expert said that he could recovered most of the data. These supposedly recovered files were all put into a file. I have often looked into this file & my clicking on the files 1 by 1 I have recovered some.

If I do a major search of this folder I find that many if not most won't open in Windows.


Is there any way to recover these Video Clips? Failing that is there anyway to have the program detect which pictures like this should be deleted? The only thing that I think of is just to drag them onto the timeline & won't play I just delete them.



Thanks in advance

Thanks in advance


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John Rofrano
Re: Recovering defective clips
on Nov 29, 2014 at 11:01:56 am

[Paul Gregory] "The only thing that I think of is just to drag them onto the timeline & won't play I just delete them."
Just because Vegas can't play them doesn't mean that they are unplayable. I would get a tool like GSpot and see if it can open them. Perhaps a codec is missing? (unless you know these are all DV AVI files or something.) GSpot will look in the file and see what codec it uses and if the codec isn't installed, it will let you know. This way you don't delete a file that is playable but just has a missing codec. MediaInfo is probably a good tool also which will at least tell you if it thinks it's a video file or now.

~jr

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Paul Gregory
Re: Recovering defective clips
on Dec 1, 2014 at 8:21:37 am

G Spot appears to be 7 years old now. I now have Mediainfo on a portable drive. This program is yet another one that comes with crapware, but at least they tell you that & once it's installed Malwarebyres can detect & delete the unwanted extras.

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John Rofrano
Re: Recovering defective clips
on Dec 2, 2014 at 11:23:48 am

Well for the file types that GSpot supports, it will at least try and play them and help you debug what's wrong. MediaInfo won't do that but it will at least tell you if it's a recognizable video file.

~jr

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http://www.vasst.com



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