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stryckersj 05-14-2011 06:42 AM

.avi file won't play on mac
Hi, I've got some .avi files on my Dell laptop, and I wanted to copy them to my MacBook Pro. I tried copy all of them but one avi file is corrupt. it says that the size is 0MB. But on windows I can play that file without any error using VLC. Even when I converted that single avi file to mp4 i got the same error. does anybody know the answer? I just want to play that file on my MacBook

robduckyworth 05-15-2011 09:10 PM

its sounds like its been corrupted in transfer. just transfer it over again via a USB stick or hard drive. make sure you eject it properly, dont just pull it out.

schweb 05-15-2011 09:17 PM

What are you using to play them on you Mac? Did you also try VLC?

stryckersj 05-16-2011 05:10 AM

I tried a few times, but always the same error. And I used VLC to open the file...

dtravis7 05-16-2011 05:32 AM

if the file is Zero bytes on the Mac and larger on Windows, it's getting corrupted somehow when copying. How are you copying the files? Flash Drive? Network?

stryckersj 05-16-2011 05:45 AM

I tried both, windows workgroup network and USB stick. Now I transferred the file using a privet torrent, it looks like it worked :) but I'm still wondering why...?

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