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Are you sure it is 275 GB, that equates to more than 21 hours? Maybe you ought to do something about the efficiency of your meetings?
I am sure. I started the video and 9am and the meeting lasted till 5pm. Since I had to leave before it ended, I just let it fill up the hard drive. I have had this happen before with smaller file sizes (~10GB) and never had any drastic encounters.
Fill up the hard drive?
Perhaps there was no room to close the file?
That is a VERY dangerous workflow.
I know its dangerous, but this was a one time thing and I had no other solution. Its not for a paying customer, its for my day job and the requestor is clueless. I gave it my best effort and only solution.
Does it have to close a file? When you export out of premiere you can actually watch a avi as it is being built. Is this not the same when using the capture method?
9 AM to 5 PM is 8 hours, yet you tried to record more than 21 hours till your disk filled up with 13 hours of nothing. Strange way of working. Sorry, I have no solution for you.
>Does it have to close a file?
As far as I know, all files must have a beginning and an end
If the program hit the "full" mark on the hard drive, and was not able to put a close marker, I don't think anything is going to be able play or edit the file
The only "wild" thought I have is to open a good file and this bad file in some kind of hex editor... and look to see what is different about BOTH the file header (since file information is stored there, and I think it is **likely** that a proper closing operation goes back to the beginning and enters information) and the physical end of the file... and then make changes based on what you see in the good file
You might also list the NAMES of "few avi repair utilities" to see if anyone here can suggest a different tool
I wonder why you can view a video that is currently being exported.
I'll take a stab at the hex editor, thanks!
The video tools I tried were:
AVI Fix Joiner
and some other tool I already deleted.
>wonder why you can view a video that is currently being exported
Seeing what the computer is DOING while it is doing it is really not the same as trying to open a file after the fact
I have an inexpensive standalone DVD recorder to be able to move a movie from a DirecTv Tivo box in one part of the house to a DVD player in another part of the house
I can watch the video on the TV while it is playing from the DTivo box to the DVD recorder
If I do not properly CLOSE the disc when the recording is done, the DVD will not play
An improperly closed file is, as you found, not going to work
As I said, my best GUESS is that hitting the full point on the drive caused needed information to not be written to the header (or file end) and now any software you use to try and play or edit that file doesn't know what the file IS because the identity is lost
I will guess that is also why the AVI repair programs you've tried won't work... they need to have some starting information to work, otherwise the contents of the file are just so much random "noise"
what I am talking about is, while exporting an .avi file from PP (file>export sequence>etc), you can open the .avi that is being built and watch what has already been rendered/compiled, even though the file is changing every second. If that export is canceled/stopped for any reason, the .avi still works up until the stop point. I was just saying I expected the capture function to work the same way.
I will give it a try in the morning. thanks.
I find neither of the above points to be true. If I try and play a file that is still being exported, I get an error saying that file is already is use, which is what I would expect as Windows allows only one program to access any give file at a time. This is why installers are always asking you to close all other programs, in case they need access to a file that is already in use.
Secondly, if I cancel an export, the file disappears. There's nothing left for me to play.
Virtual dub and DVDate did not work. I did open it in a hex editor and noticed some obvious information missing from the first line of the file.
Have to get another 300GB drive so the editor has some temp space to work with.
either that or sit in on the capture and stop it when the session is over.