unknown file extension

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  1. Jz1397-5

    Jz1397-5 XP Bad Ass

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    i have a large media file (2GB) that was given to me without a file extension. The file was burned on a mac using quicktime, however using .mov, .mpg, .mpeg, and .mpv extensions the file will not open. any ideas on how i can get the file to open?

    -Thanks for any help
     
  2. Scooter

    Scooter Random Apple Dude

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    What apps have you tried using? (i.e Quicktime, Windows Media Player) And what versions are you using of the apps?
     
  3. Jz1397-5

    Jz1397-5 XP Bad Ass

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    both quicktime and wmp, both say that they cannot recognize and use it. what is the full list of quicktime supported files, i can just try each of them.
     
  4. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    tried .vob? could be a mpeg2 dvd file
     
  5. Lee

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    Well you could always double click my computer, then select tools>folder options>view then uncheck 'hide extensions for known file types'.

    Then it should show the extension suffix.

    Then you can google or check M$ for the application and what can decode it.
     

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    lol i thought he was talking about a mac, but yeah what i said applies to both anyways, yeah lee is right, i hate how windows hides it by default that could lead to viruses appearing to be pictures with a picture icon and a .jpg, with the hidden.exe and boom virus, happened in school cat.jpg.exe i think it was lol
     
  7. Jz1397-5

    Jz1397-5 XP Bad Ass

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    a vob is a no go as well, i am going to google the extensions for quicktime.

    Lee: the problem is that it didn't have a file extension to begin with, i am trying to figure out what type of file it is
     
  8. i saw open power dvd and just drag that file to the player and let's hope that works
     
  9. Jz1397-5

    Jz1397-5 XP Bad Ass

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    when i tried to use an MP4 format, i got this error:
     

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  10. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    If it's possible it might be video try something like GSpot and it should tell you file type I believe.