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Old July 6th, 2011, 10:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi!

Just recently purchased a Samsung Galaxy S2 2 days ago and really impressed with it. I've just got one problem!

I took a long video while out hillwalking, it's 20 minutes long. I can watch it on the phone fine and the quality looks fantastic. I have transferred it to my PC but it just REFUSES to play in every media player I've tried so far.

When I try to play it in WPM I get..
''Windows Media Player encountered an unknown error''.

When I try to play it in Quicktime I get..
''Error -2048: Couldn't open the file video-2011-07-07-00-14-22.mp4 because it is not a file QuickTime understands.''

When I try to play it in Zoom Player I get..
''An ERROR has occurred! Unable to play [video-2011-07-07-00-14-22.mp4] This may be due to a corrupt file, missing filters, filter conflicts, or hardware related issues''.

I have deleted the video and transferred onto my PC again but to no avail!

Any help regarding this issue would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

PS: I have just transferred a 20 second video over and it works fine in WMP! Can anyone explain why this longer video isn't working. Really annoyed about this as I captured some great wildlife footage. :'(

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Hi!

Just recently purchased a Samsung Galaxy S2 2 days ago and really impressed with it. I've just got one problem!

I took a long video while out hillwalking, it's 20 minutes long. I can watch it on the phone fine and the quality looks fantastic. I have transferred it to my PC but it just REFUSES to play in every media player I've tried so far.

When I try to play it in WPM I get..
''Windows Media Player encountered an unknown error''.

When I try to play it in Quicktime I get..
''Error -2048: Couldn't open the file video-2011-07-07-00-14-22.mp4 because it is not a file QuickTime understands.''

When I try to play it in Zoom Player I get..
''An ERROR has occurred! Unable to play [video-2011-07-07-00-14-22.mp4] This may be due to a corrupt file, missing filters, filter conflicts, or hardware related issues''.

I have deleted the video and transferred onto my PC again but to no avail!

Any help regarding this issue would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

PS: I have just transferred a 20 second video over and it works fine in WMP! Can anyone explain why this longer video isn't working. Really annoyed about this as I captured some great wildlife footage. :'(

I have the solution for you. All my videos and pics from this phone are on Facebook already, you want a player that will play everything (ever produced) try "VLC Player" made by Videolan, it is light, super fast, it has its own codecs and etc, it is free. simply go to Google.com and write "vlc player" and then download from their official site. I'm not giving a link because somebody might delete my post.
Anyway I'm not Affiliated with this program in any way, but I simply admire it.
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+1 for VLC. It works on all three major platforms and has played literally everything I have thrown at it.

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I have the solution for you. All my videos and pics from this phone are on Facebook already, you want a player that will play everything (ever produced) try "VLC Player" made by Videolan, it is light, super fast, it has its own codecs and etc, it is free. simply go to Google.com and write "vlc player" and then download from their official site. I'm not giving a link because somebody might delete my post.
Anyway I'm not Affiliated with this program in any way, but I simply admire it.
I tried VLC just there and it's not working with that either. The player opens but nothing plays, I don't get any error messages or anything just a cone in the middle of a black screen.

Like I said, the 20 second video works fine in every player but this long video just won't play at all. Really weird as it plays fine when watching it on my phone. I'm gutted about this.
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I tried VLC just there and it's not working with that either. The player opens but nothing plays, I don't get any error messages or anything just a cone in the middle of a black screen.

Like I said, the 20 second video works fine in every player but this long video just won't play at all. Really weird as it plays fine when watching it on my phone. I'm gutted about this.
Listen the only explanations I see is that the file is damaged in some freaky way that only the actual player of the phone plays it, or if the file's video has been edited or something. The player of the phone I think is "Real player" (which sucks, but try with it as well). I have made may be 20 videos with SGS II and I watch them with whatever video program I get first (on windows XP / 7 and Vista).

Now when I read ur first post again, I'm almost sure that the file is corrupted/damaged/edited or something and for this reason only ur phone plays it. If you have other phone transfer it by "Bluetooth" or cable and try it on other phone. If it plays write it here.
Good luck.

P.S> The file format of the video is most probably 3gpp or 3gp (go to the video and press show details) so try this link :
http://www.3gprecovery.com/fix-3gpfiles.php
Hopefully it will fix the file.
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hi, i had some that would not play so i downloaded "Handbrake" to my pc and converted the clips to MP4.
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Thanks, for everyone's suggestions. I have tried everything but I still have the same issue.

I've since done a few experiments. I've transferred numerous small videos ranging from 30 seconds to 3 minutes. These files transfer pretty quickly and play no problem in all my media players.

It appears that any video that's around 20 minutes in length (which naturally takes a while to transfer over) simply won't play.

My conclusion is that for some reason the longer files are being damaged and becoming corrupt while being transferred. Why? I have no idea but I will be contacting Samsung support to see if they have an explanation.

PS. Can anyone suggest another way to transfer files to the PC rather than going through Kies?
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i have same problem. can you tell me the operating system and how much ram your p.c. has in comparison to the size of you video file as my 3.88gb 39min video wont play in anything other than a sgs2 and I've also transferred the file to a second sgs2 and it played fine on there to

btw i have transferred the file via kies and via opening the folder using windows explorer and copying across (making sure to turn of preview in windows explorer first) unable to play via media player, media player with all share, vlc, divx player, quicktime, nero, media player clasic. gspot says "rendering failed, following is the error reported by Directshow: 0x80040265: [unknown]
have downloaded samsung codecs with and without k-lite codec pack
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i have same problem. can you tell me the operating system and how much ram your p.c. has in comparison to the size of you video file as my 3.88gb 39min video wont play in anything other than a sgs2 and I've also transferred the file to a second sgs2 and it played fine on there to

btw i have transferred the file via kies and via opening the folder using windows explorer and copying across (making sure to turn of preview in windows explorer first) unable to play via media player, media player with all share, vlc, divx player, quicktime, nero, media player clasic. gspot says "rendering failed, following is the error reported by Directshow: 0x80040265: [unknown]
have downloaded samsung codecs with and without k-lite codec pack
I'm on Windows XP. My PC is fairly old (about 6 years). The video that refuses to play is just over 2GB in size.

Processor: Intel Pentium 4 CPU 2.80GHz
RAM: 2.5GB

Is it possible my system simply can't handle the high quality and sheer size of the video? Like I've said, the smaller videos play perfectly which is really odd.
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I see may be you are right, try transferring these big files from ur phone to the PC. what u need to do Plug in ur phone but do not open "kies" even if it does open ignore it, go to My Computer and you will find under ur hard drives ur phone "i9100" icon open it and find with the "windows explorer" where ur file is then simply copy it and paste it wherever u want in your pc.

Actually I never used Kies for anything but to back up my contacts and to update firmware.
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I see may be you are right, try transferring these big files from ur phone to the PC. what u need to do Plug in ur phone but do not open "kies" even if it does open ignore it, go to My Computer and you will find under ur hard drives ur phone "i9100" icon open it and find with the "windows explorer" where ur file is then simply copy it and paste it wherever u want in your pc.

Actually I never used Kies for anything but to back up my contacts and to update firmware.
Just tried that to no avail. Thanks for the suggestion though.

Starting to depress me this.
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I dont think the age of your pc is the problem as it will play smaller files which use the same codecs and system which lead me to believe its a memory problem ie if your system uses 500mb of ram leaving only 2gb left and if the codec has to load the whole file into memory to run them this could be where the problem may lie hopefully will try testing over next few days to see what the largest file I can get to play the codec defo sounds like it has a file size restriction somewhere . and if this is the case then I am going to need a video spliter to split the video into more managable sizes
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ok done some tests and have found there is a 2gb file limit when playing video on pc irrelivant of ram in machine. believe it could be an avc1 codec limitation (can someone please confirm) problem arrises when video size exceeds 2gb have found others Max record length in 1080p is 15 min? - Samsung Galaxy S Forums - Galaxy S II Forum duration is not the problem it is the file size. my 1.88gb file works the 1.98gb file size works on the thread in sgsforums but no joy with my 2.12 file. is there anyone who can get a file recorded on sgs2 thats greater than 2gb to play in windows.
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ok done some tests and have found there is a 2gb file limit when playing video on pc irrelivant of ram in machine. believe it could be an avc1 codec limitation (can someone please confirm) problem arrises when video size exceeds 2gb have found others Max record length in 1080p is 15 min? - Samsung Galaxy S Forums - Galaxy S II Forum duration is not the problem it is the file size. my 1.88gb file works the 1.98gb file size works on the thread in sgsforums but no joy with my 2.12 file. is there anyone who can get a file recorded on sgs2 thats greater than 2gb to play in windows.
Nice work mate.

When you questioned the computer capability I started to wonder if it was my poor performing PC that was at fault but I tried the video(s) on my Dads laptop which is only a year old and has decent specifications and it's NO DIFFERENT.

I will try what you have suggested regarding the files sizes. I will do a few experiments too and report back.

PS. I phoned Samsung support who were as much use as a trap door in a canoe.
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Okay, having done a few experiments I can confirm ''mrhawks'' is absolutely spot on!

I transferred 3 video's in total.

1 which was 1.7GB in size - Played no problem.

1 which was 1.9GB in size - Played no problem.

1 which was 2.1GB in size - FAILED to play.

Clearly there is a chronic fault as it is impossible to view any recorded videos over 2GB in size on your PC. I'm not sure if Samsung are aware of this as I phoned them yesterday and the guy really didn't have a clue.

Where do we go from here? Is it just a case of contacting Samsung and making them aware of this fault? Perhaps they can fix this issue with some sort of downloadable update?

Can anyone direct me to a MP4 media splitting program so I can split my videos which are over 2GB?

Well done to mr hawks who got to the bottom of the problem!
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cheers doug have done some investigation and for some reason the header of the video appears to be unreadable not sure why if someone could shed some light would be much appreciated gom reader gave me the following
<2gb video:
================================================== =================
Basic File Information
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File Name : video-2011-07-09-10-21-44.mp4
File Format : MP4 Format
File Size On Disk : 1,970,840,099 Bytes (1.835 GB)
Data Size : 1,970,298,565 Bytes (1.835 GB)
Playback Time : 00:16:35 (995 Sec)
Average Bit Rate : 15.83 MBits/Sec

-------------------------------------------------------------------
Video Stream
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Codec Type : Advanced Video Coding (H.264) (AVC1)
Format Profile : High@L4.0
CABAC : Yes
Image Size : 1920 x 1080 (16 : 9)
Average Bit Rate : 15.77 MBits/Sec
Frame Rate : 27.85 Frame/Sec
Total # of Frames : 27,711 Frames
Playback Time : 00:16:35 (995 Sec)

-------------------------------------------------------------------
Audio Stream
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Codec Type : AAC(Advanced Audio Coding) (0x00FF)
Bit Rate : 60.79 KBits/Sec
Sampling Rate : 16,000 Hz
Channel(s) : 1 Channel (MONO)
Playback Time : 00:16:35 (995 Sec)

-------------------------------------------------------------------
Key Frame
-------------------------------------------------------------------
Index Status : The index of the file is valid.
Total Key Frames : 924 Frames
Average Interval : 1.078 Sec
Maximum Interval : 1.210 Sec
Minimum Interval : 0.991 Sec
Standard Deviation : 0.100 Sec

=========================[By GOM Reader]==========================

>2gb video:

================================================== =================
Basic File Information
-------------------------------------------------------------------
File Name : video-2011-07-09-10-52-11.mp4
File Format : MP4 Format
File Size On Disk : 2,284,629,856 Bytes (2.128 GB)
Data Size : 2,284,007,670 Bytes (2.127 GB)

=========================[By GOM Reader]==========================
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mr hawks I forgot to ask, what OS are you on? I've tried both Windows XP and Windows Vista.

Just trying to establish if it's a Windows issue or an issue with the phone.

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mr hawks I forgot to ask, what OS are you on? I've tried both Windows XP and Windows Vista.

Just trying to establish if it's a Windows issue or an issue with the phone.

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im on win 7 also tried to put one of the corrupted videos back on the phone today and i couldnt play it can u confirm this as if this is the case then it could be a problem when the file is being written
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doug i have a solution for you if you have a 4gb memory card install into phone copy video to mem card then remove from phone and install to pc then copy from memory card to pc this works ive now got to get an 8gb memory card as my file wont fit onto the 4gb i have lol asda were doing the 4gb for £7 a few weeks ago let me know if it goes ok
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hi doug what network are you on and what firmware do you have on your phone
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solved it.
  1. download file manager from market i used file manager joydao
  2. locate the video on your phone press and hold the icon and select copy from the pop up list
  3. hit the phone menu button & select LAN sharing
  4. enter the ip address of your computer and then select "access"
  5. (you will need file sharing in windows turned on and have a shard folder with read and write permissions turned on)
  6. select your shared folder where you want to save your video
  7. hit the phone menu button and select paste
btw some attempts failed randomly due to connection errors somewhere. so in windows you can check by right clicking in a blank space in windows explorer in the video file folder & select refresh a couple of times and then check the file size or just leave your phone for a long time and when the wireless lights and the lan lights on your router stop indicating activity then you should be ready to go hope this helps and stuff kies where the sun dont shine because its About as useful as a Condom vending machine in the Vatican
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im on win 7 also tried to put one of the corrupted videos back on the phone today and i couldnt play it can u confirm this as if this is the case then it could be a problem when the file is being written
Yes I can confirm that once transferred back onto the phone it will not play on the phone.

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doug i have a solution for you if you have a 4gb memory card install into phone copy video to mem card then remove from phone and install to pc then copy from memory card to pc this works ive now got to get an 8gb memory card as my file wont fit onto the 4gb i have lol asda were doing the 4gb for £7 a few weeks ago let me know if it goes ok
Not sure? How do I find out? My total space is 11.50GB.

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hi doug what network are you on and what firmware do you have on your phone
I'm on T-Mobile. I have no idea how to find what firmware I'm on. My last phone was a Nokia 5800 so I'm a bit of a noob with this phone at moment.

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solved it.
  1. download file manager from market i used file manager joydao
  2. locate the video on your phone press and hold the icon and select copy from the pop up list
  3. hit the phone menu button & select LAN sharing
  4. enter the ip address of your computer and then select "access"
  5. (you will need file sharing in windows turned on and have a shard folder with read and write permissions turned on)
  6. select your shared folder where you want to save your video
  7. hit the phone menu button and select paste
btw some attempts failed randomly due to connection errors somewhere. so in windows you can check by right clicking in a blank space in windows explorer in the video file folder & select refresh a couple of times and then check the file size or just leave your phone for a long time and when the wireless lights and the lan lights on your router stop indicating activity then you should be ready to go hope this helps and stuff kies where the sun dont shine because its About as useful as a Condom vending machine in the Vatican
I will try this, you have done a great job. Do you have any idea what is causing this issue? I think this problem could be affecting all Samsung Galaxy S2 owners. I asked on another forum that I used regularly if anyone with the phone could do the experiment. Here's a response:

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Just done the same and it does seem to be an issue with the phone. Made 2 videos, one around 900mb and the other 3.2gb. The one at 900mb played no bother on VLC, DIVX and Quicktime, as always mp4's didn't play on WMP. The 3.2gb didn't play on any. DIVX prompted me to play the file on Quicktime which leads me to believe that there must be an issue with the codec compression after a certain video size. The more I think about it, the more I'm convinced its a codec error, or maybe an autostop feature not correctly implimented.
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ok my conclusion is its an android or samsung issue guessing kies as I wouldnt have been able to watch the 4gb file I thansfered using the file explorer method if it was a codec issue. also as the phone reserves 2gb from the internal phone memory as ram this could be where the problem lies but im no programmer so I could be wrong. with regards to the memory card its a micro sd memory card its a small chip the size of a little fingernail that is normally purchaced seperatly and goes in a slot only accessale by removing the battery the easiest way to find your firmware is by using kies and theres a section on firmware once you select i9100 it may ask you to update your firmware hope you manage to get your video of your phone
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Hi,

Change USB connection mode of your phone to "USB Mass Storage" then copy video file with your favorite filemanager on your computer.

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I confirm this. It is working!!!

Follow steps on getting Galaxy S 2 to work as USB Mass Storage

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Method 1
-Enable usb debugging from Menu > Settings > Applications
-return to home screen
-plug usb cable in
-pull down status bar
-press ‘ connect usb storage’ button
Method 2

Alternatively, without USB debugging enabled
Go to Settings > Wireless & Network > USB utilities and click the button > then (and ONLY then) plug in USB cable
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I too had the issue of corrupted file when trying to transfer and thought it might be the file so tried to convert it etc etc.
To cut a long story short... With usb storage function, as described above, it works like a dream.

Many thanks to those that posted the resolution.
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Hi all.

My S2 plays video just fine. However, the screen is locked which means I cannot pause the video, skip the video etc. I can just change the volume using the button on the side of the button.

There is a lock pad on the screen when I touch the screen, play with the home button, reverse button. I'm not sure what I've done that makes my S2 became like this.

So, for now, I can't stop the video and needs the S2 play all my videos before it stop. Can somebody help me? Please!!!
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HELP!! I transferred a video from my S2 of my daughters school play. it was 53mins in length and 3.88gb in size. I'm having the same issue in the video not being able to play on any video player, including VLC.

The major problem I have is that my phone has since been stolen so I no longer have the original video so I cannot try transferring it again using the above method.

Is there any way I can change the existing file on my computer to get it to work? I'm desperate as this was my daughter singing solo on stage
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To correctly transfer large video files you must connect the phone in 'USB Mass Storage' mode (not MTP mode).

With the USB cable disconnected, goto: -

1) Settings => Wireless and Network => USB Utilities.
2) Select 'Connect storage to PC'
3) Plug in USB cable.
4) Select 'Connect USB storage'.
5) Select 'OK'.

You will now be able to transfer and play large videos.

For corrupt files previously transferred in MTP mode, I found some software to fix them, however the demo version will only repair the first 50% of the file unless you pay the €29 for the full version, which then only allows 5 repairs.
The company is 'Grau GbR' and the software is called 'HD Video Repair Utility'...
It requires the corrupt file and a good file to compare and apply the correct header unique to your device.
Hope this helps...

PS I am in no way affiliated with Grau GbR and still have half a corrupt file so if anyone finds some software that is cheaper or even free, please post!
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What format is the video in? Maybe VLC can't play it.
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What format is the video in? Maybe VLC can't play it.
Samsung Galaxy SII creates .mp4 files

It isn't a player problem. If the file is transferred in the incorrect mode (i.e. MTP instead of USB Mass storage mode) the header of the file becomes corrupt, thus rendering the file unreadable by media players.
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hi people,
if somebody have a corrupted, unplayable file from it's phone, I can try to make a repair tool. If somebody really needs that, just email me to tibiz@tibiz.net and describe your problem.
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Just go to the pre-installed 'My Files'. Browse to the card and find the file. Click on it and it opens immediately! Easy peasy! The phone seems to play loads of video formats easily.
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The poster lost the phone.... And he needs his copy in the PC to play even if its corrupted... hence needing a program that can fix it.
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Yeah I have a similar problem. I'm a university student and I have 30GBs worth of lecture recordings which I have transferred to my PC which refuse to play. I no longer have these files in my phone because I had to delete them to make room for new recordings.

Please help me! otherwise all the time I've spent recording would have been a waste!
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Hi folks, really tanks for everybody. You help me to solve the problem of MTP transfer. Now I can transfer my files over than 2GB.

Then, for everybody that have corrupted files, send them to Youtube. Youtube will convert than, so you can download them back. They will work perfectelly.

The bitrate and quality will change, but not too much. I hope i´d help as you help me.
See ya!

PS: Sorry for my english.
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Hi mate what do you mean by send them to youtube? do you mean upload them to youtube? Anyways I tried uploading my files to youtube but it didnt work. So has anyone found a solution to repair the corrupted video files due to MTP transfer? Any help would be much appreciated! Thanks
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Thank you all, I'm saved, it works cool.
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Neonath, Dude ur the best!!!!!
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God Neonath I hope you'll still read this I need your help urgent, or anyone else if he can help!

I follwed your instructions and then just copied my whole folder from my phone to PC, one 4GB file was fine and 2 other was displayed as 0kb files. And yet my biggest problem is that it's now 0kb on my phone as well :S.
And those two were actually the most important ones!!

Actually there's one possibility that they were already at 0kb before I copied as before I copied it said 8GB, if they were 3 files it should be 12GB hmmm, I unplug my sd card just yesterday you think it could currupt it? Also other file was fine so I don't have a clue what could of happend and I need those 2 files urgent!

Any ideas guys? Please help!
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Hi Guys, not sure whether my last post went through...
copying..

my video files play ok in S2 but once i transfer to my notepad(ASUS emachine...WIN XP), i am unable to play the video.. looks like it plays for 1 frame then stops!! Even it does the same for any size of files. I tried with VLC 2.0.1 (downloaded yesterday).. still no luck.. Can u please shed some light.. oh just remembered the video file did same once tried to open with another desktop(XP i guess). Do u have to make any change to any settings either in phone or player to play these files in full? Thanks in advance. i use only the internal memory of the phone
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I suspect my video problems are related to the speed at which the phone can write real-time video data to memory -- whether internal phone memory or MicroSD card. This may be due to limitations of memory speed (class) and/or other processes or apps interrupting the phone causing errors in writing real-time video data.

I suspect this is the problem because I can start some videos in Windows Media Player WMP that error out in the middle. When I play the same videos in VLC, I notice strange problems at the same point at which WMP thows and error.

The only solutions I can come up with so far to *prevent* the problem are..

1. record video the phone, and not the MicroSD card. Problem is very limited phone memory compared to MicroSD card.
2. Record video at lower resolutions requiring less processor power and less memory
3. Get a higher class of *quality* MicroSD card. I've been running on a Transcend 32MB class 4 card. I might need to get a 6 or 8. But, upgrade to a *quality* brand that's proven to have high data *write* speeds. Not all class 6 cards have good write speeds benchmarks.
4. Kill off high-bandwidth apps and processes that may be interfering with video recording

For my already damaged video, I'll have to rerender it with some software (handbrake) that won't choke on the problem spots.
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