broken video file

tipsjt

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Jun 24, 2014
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Hi i have a problem with some video files that i cannot get to play. The videos were first rerecorded from my tv on to an external hard drive and were a Mts file which were about 7 to 11gb for each file and worked perfectly fine.
So then i converted them with handbrake to mp4 and once they were converted they would not play i have tried different video player such as vlc and quicktime and the files have not worked on a single one. the mp4s file size are roughly between 4.5 to 7gb per file and another thing i have noticed is that they do not show a runtime in finder or on vlc. This has happened to exactly 8 files but i have done the same thing to other files without a single problem and i think that the problem is only happening to files that are over 4gb.i also did use ubuntu on a virtual machine to convert some of the files but they also had the same problem.
so is there anyway i can repair these files to get them working ?

My computer specifications are i am using a late 2009 iMac
with 4gb ram
intel core 2 duo 3.06ghz processor
and 500 gb hard drive
 

tipsjt

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Jun 24, 2014
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this is all the info it gave from the media info program
General
Complete name : /Volumes/MAC OS/Movies/North by Northwest.mp4
Format : MPEG-4
Format profile : Base Media / Version 2
Codec ID : mp42
File size : 4.71 GiB

and it doesn't have much media info as i tried it with another video file which had a lot more information than this so could this be the reason it is not playing as it does not have any information attached to it ?
 

iceblitzed

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is the video codec set to x264 in video tab
 

tipsjt

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i believe that is the codec that it was set at when i converted it but there is no mention of this in media info i also just tried playing the file on a windows machine with windows media player and vlc but again the file would not play
 

tipsjt

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Jun 24, 2014
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no I didn't have the large file size option ticked so I guess that is why the files won't work. so there is no way to fix these files then ?
 
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