.mpg file plays in HDHomeRun.app - but no other application can open it

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chuckles67
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.mpg file plays in HDHomeRun.app - but no other application can open it

Post by chuckles67 » Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:27 am

HDHR5-4US
WD EX2 Ultra (NAS)
I have an HDHomeRun DVR recording from last night that plays fine in the HDHomeRun.app - MacOS shows the recorded .mpg file as 5.26GB. I normally trim these .mpg files then convert/deinterlace to .m4v using other applications.
However no other application can open this particular .mpg file (MediaInfo gives an Error can not open message; QuickTime Player says the file doesn't exist; MPEG Streamclip says the file is too short; VLC won't open the file; and so on - only HDHomeRun.app will play this file). Any suggestions for how to fix this recording file?

chuckles67
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Re: .mpg file plays in HDHomeRun.app - but no other application can open it

Post by chuckles67 » Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:50 am

Ignore this - the problem is something to do with the network share connection. Disconnecting the NAS and reconnecting fixed the problem.

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