ipad2 video problem. Recorded a movie on ipad. Cant play it. Stored in pictures as normal. Instead of a thumbnail, is a grey box, with a dark grey camera icon on it, says mov underneath. Put it on pc via itunes, tried it in quicktime, error 2048 - not a file that quicktime understands. Tried it in vlc - crashes. Very keen to play it.....girlfriend dancing for my birthday, say no more lol.
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hey bud - took me a moment to figure out how to type
you think you can help me?
maybe , This issue is not documented we l l
Is the file now on your PC . ?
yes copied it to there - original on ipad
Ok, does the file play on the ipad?
no - its like grey box, little grey camera on it - says mov underneath. On pc its little bit of film, with a blue note next to it.
Ok, On the PC m, can you see the file size ?
so there is some data there .
Ok you can try conversion .
yes - 800mgs worth of wine, persuasion and girlfriend lol
There may be some issue with mp2 files , with the same error code also .
Heres a conversion app:-
havent tried any of the conversion options on pc when i look at the file - their worth a try also?
Download this and use it to convert the file to a mp4 with aac audio , using H.264 or use a preset output .
Does the video play in itunes ?
Do you have other videos recorded and synced that do play ?
Have you tried installing the latest Quicktime?
Also install latest itunes .
ok downloading app zip now - didnt try it in itunes, ive other videos that play, yes. quicktime is latest version yes
there is a mp2 extra for quicktime , I cant be sure it will fix the issue also.
Do other videos recorded on the ipad play ok on the ipad . ? is the issue just this one video ?
These details will help determine the issue for all experts , If We cant find the problem , I can opt out to see if other experts can find the problem .
ok - i will get stuck into your suggestions
ok I think video conversion , may be the best shot , followed by codecs . if theres a problem with the file corrupt in some way , can you please try recording another short video on the ipad , saving it , and syncing to the PC , and play back test on both the itunes , quicktime and ipad video player.
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OK , seems like a damaged video file , And VLC crashes play back . yes .
Can you try recording a new video to test if the same issue repeats? Is much space remaining on the ipad ?
was the file recorded always unplayable ? Or did the issue start after the sync or any updates?
no - it never played - recorded just the other night. Checked it, and was as it is now
same issue doesnt repeat
have 1.2gigs left
how big is the total memory size?
memory on ipad2 - standard? 2gigs is it?
if you record a new video does it play ..
movavi = unable to initialize quicktime components
yes a new video plays fine
ipad 2 would be 16 32 64gb ..
well - plenty of space i think - theres very little on it
a new video plays ok . . ok .
hmmm tried to open it in itunes - itunes doesnt seem to do anything
still there bud?
hi yes .
Trying to find a next step ,
Perhaps a video repair tool can fix the problem ,
As I am a Mac support tech , Im not master on Windows application .
I have found , :
More research is need to prove results , But it seems free .
As Im not a windows expert it may be best to ask a windows video software expert for advice here .
ok well - you helped me a bit - so ill hit accept - hmmmmmm sounds like i have to invest in more wine, and look foward to my next birthday lol
I cant determine the source of the issue , but the problem is not repeating for new videos .
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More Wine is a good idea . :)