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GoPro MP4 not recognized, won't play

By leblanc1
May 28, 2012
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  1. I took numerous GoPro MP4 video footage today but the last video isn't recognized by Quicktime, Win Media Player or VLC. When I took the memory card out of the camera, it appeared that maybe it wasn't seated all the way...possibly knocked loose when I crashed my bike. Regardless, the file has 671MB but when I open in VLC, it shows "00:00" for time. Additionally, there was a crashlog created by VLC that shows the following. If anybody has any suggestions on how to view the footage, I'd greatly appreciate it, thank you.

    mpeg_audio debug: emulated startcode
    mpeg_audio debug: emulated startcode (no startcode on following frame)
    mpeg_audio debug: emulated startcode
    main debug: Decoder buffering done in 207 ms
    main debug: finished input
    main debug: removing module "mpeg_audio"
    main debug: killing decoder fourcc `mpga', 0 PES in FIFO
    main debug: removing module "mpgatofixed32"
    main debug: removing module "scaletempo"
    main debug: removing module "bandlimited_resampler"
    main debug: removing module "auhal"
    main debug: removing module "float32_mixer"
    main debug: releasing aout
    main debug: Program doesn't contain anymore ES
    main debug: removing module "ps"
    main debug: removing module "stream_filter_record"
    macosx debug: input has stopped, refreshing interface
    macosx debug: input has changed, refreshing interface
    main debug: removing module "access_mmap"
    main debug: dead input
    main debug: thread ended
    main debug: changing item without a request (current 0/1)
    main debug: nothing to play
    macosx debug: input has stopped, refreshing interface
    main debug: processing request item GOPR0134.MP4 node Playlist skip 0
    main debug: resyncing on GOPR0134.MP4
    main debug: GOPR0134.MP4 is at 0
    main debug: starting new item
    main debug: creating new input thread
    main debug: Creating an input for 'GOPR0134.MP4'
    main debug: thread (input) created at priority 22 (input/input.c:214)
    main debug: thread started
    main debug: using timeshift granularity of 50 MiB
    main debug: using timeshift path '/tmp'
    macosx debug: input has changed, refreshing interface
    main debug: `file:///Volumes/NO%20NAME/DCIM/100GOPRO/GOPR0134.MP4' gives access `file' demux `' path `/Volumes/NO NAME/DCIM/100GOPRO/GOPR0134.MP4'
    main debug: creating demux: access='file' demux='' path='/Volumes/NO NAME/DCIM/100GOPRO/GOPR0134.MP4'
    main debug: looking for access_demux module: 2 candidates
    dvdnav warning: cannot open DVD (/Volumes/NO NAME/DCIM/100GOPRO/GOPR0134.MP4)
    main debug: no access_demux module matching "file" could be loaded
    main debug: TIMER module_need() : 34.309 ms - Total 34.309 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 34.309 ms)
    main debug: creating access 'file' path='/Volumes/NO NAME/DCIM/100GOPRO/GOPR0134.MP4'
    main debug: looking for access module: 3 candidates
    access_mmap debug: opening file /Volumes/NO NAME/DCIM/100GOPRO/GOPR0134.MP4
    access_mmap warning: cannot open /Volumes/NO NAME/DCIM/100GOPRO/GOPR0134.MP4: No such file or directory
    filesystem debug: opening file `/Volumes/NO NAME/DCIM/100GOPRO/GOPR0134.MP4'
    filesystem error: cannot open file /Volumes/NO NAME/DCIM/100GOPRO/GOPR0134.MP4 (No such file or directory)
    main debug: no access module matching "file" could be loaded
    main debug: TIMER module_need() : 29.397 ms - Total 29.397 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 29.397 ms)
    main error: open of `file:///Volumes/NO%20NAME/DCIM/100GOPRO/GOPR0134.MP4' failed: (null)
    main debug: thread ended
    main debug: dead input
    main debug: changing item without a request (current 0/1)
    main debug: nothing to play
    macosx debug: input has stopped, refreshing interface
    main debug: TIMER input launching for 'GOPR0134.MP4' : 101.603 ms - Total 101.603 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 101.603 ms)
     
  2. mike1959

    mike1959 TS Addict Posts: 1,118   +22

    Hi, That sounds annoying, a 670MB file that you can't play.
    Can you make a copy of it, then rename that file, any name will do, and that has been known to fool a video player into playing it back. Please only rename the copy.
    Otherwise can you load the file into a video editor and save it out as a new file?
    I have used Windows live movie maker and it worked well for me.
     
  3. tonyincali

    tonyincali TS Rookie

    I've had this happen many times with my GoPro where huge MP4 files aren't readable. I've dumped so many files because of this. Tonight I used the "Import From Camera" option in iMovie '09 and it brought in two (2) 1-gig files that were otherwise unplayable with Quicktime or VLC, and weren't recognized with iMovie's regular "Import" option. Try it... it's a miracle!
     


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