Video not playing back after codec install

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Post by chadtlower Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:38 pm

Clear description of the problem:
I found an old mov video on a website located at http://www.mesoweb.com/palenque/dig/report/sub9/high.mov

As Quicktime is so old, my browser didn't have the ability to play it, so I downloaded it to my local machine and tried to play it with Windows Media Player. I could see that the video was over 2 minutes long, but it would only play the first 10 seconds, and it would only play the video and no audio.

I figured that I was missing a codec, so I downloaded the K-Lite Codec Mega pack. I used option 9 when I installed it (full install with player, I believe). I believe the only option I changed was that I kept WMP as the default player.

After it finished installing, I ran Media Player Classic and played the file. The entire file played, which was more than the 10 seconds I had earlier, but only the audio played; the screen was completely black.

Windows version: Windows 10 version 2004 (OS Build 19041.572) 64-bit

Codec Pack version: Mega. I downloaded the installer for 15.8.0 Mega and then ran the updater for 15.8.2

Solutions I have already tried:

  • I tried playing the file in WMP again. Same result (audio and black screen).
  • I am working on a laptop, so I tried to see if I have two GPUs to try a different one. I only have one GPU: Intel(R) UHD Graphics 620
  • I tried opening two versions of MPC and playing the same file in both applications.
  • I checked the MediaInfo Lite tool to see if the file actually contained a video. It looks like there are 10 videos and 4 audios. I included the information below in a spoiler tag.
  • I then tried playing it in the GraphicStudioNext. To be honest, I don't know how to read what I am seeing, but there are 5 rectangles. The first rectangle has the name of the file and has two arrows coming out of it--one for video and one for audio. Since the audio works, I'm just going to list the video arrow. The video arrow goes to the input of a rectangle that says LAV Video Decoder. The output of that rectangle goes to VMR Input0 of another rectangule labelled Video Renderer. I also used the GraphicStudioNext tool to play the file, and had the same results (audio and black screen).
  • To try to get the file to play on WMP, I installed VP9, AV1, and MPEG-2 codecs from the Windows Store as per the Codec Guide.
  • I renamed the file from high.mov to high.video


MediaInfo Information:

Thank you for any thoughts/help/suggestions you can provide.

Here is a list of all installed codec/filters
Codec Tweak Tool | Log file | Generated at 2020-10-27 18:32:30

#####  System Information  #####

OS:           Windows 10 Enterprise (10.00.19041) (x64)
CPU name:     Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-8265U CPU @ 1.60GHz
CPU details:  1800 MHz | 8 core(s) | Family 6 Model 142 Stepping 12
Memory:       7968 MB
Screen size:  1366x768 (32bits) (60Hz)
GPU:          Intel(R) UHD Graphics 620
             VendorID: 8086, DeviceID: 3ea0, SubSys: 227917aa
GPU memory:   1024 MB
GPU driver:   igdumdim64.dll (Version 27.20.100.8476) (7-8-2020)
Audio device: Realtek High Definition Audio(SST)
             VendorID: 10ec, DeviceID: 0257, SubSys: 17aa2279
Audio driver: RTKVHD64.sys (Version 6.0.8947.1) (5-5-2020)

#####  K-Lite Codec Pack  #####

KLCP version: 15.8.2 (base 15.8.0)
KLCP type:    mega

Speaker conf: 2.0

MPC renderer: unknown
MPC subs:     ISR
MPC audio:    Internal Audio Renderer
MPC decoder:  h264=DXVA2N hevc=DXVA2N vp9=DXVA2N vc1=0 mpeg2=0

#####  Decoder Settings #####

LAV Video:
H264=DXVA2CB HEVC=DXVA2CB VP9=DXVA2CB VC1=0 MPEG2=1 MPEG4=1 WMV3=0

LAV Audio:
MP3=1 AC3=1 DTS=1 DTSHD=1 EAC3=1 TRUEHD=1 AAC=1 Vorbis=1 LPCM=1 WMA=0

#####  DirectShow Filters (32-bit)  #####

(A total of 82 filters, 0 shown, 82 hidden)

#####  DirectShow Filters (64-bit)  #####

(A total of 76 filters, 0 shown, 76 hidden)

#####  ICM Class Manager (32-bit)  #####

(A total of 3 filters, 0 shown, 3 hidden)

#####  ICM Class Manager (64-bit)  #####

(A total of 3 filters, 0 shown, 3 hidden)

#####  Default source filters (32-bit)  #####

(A total of 64 default source filters, 0 shown, 64 hidden)

#####  Default source filters (64-bit)  #####

(A total of 56 default source filters, 0 shown, 56 hidden)

#####  ACM and VFW Codecs (32-bit)  #####

(A total of 22 codecs, 0 shown, 22 hidden)

#####  ACM and VFW Codecs (64-bit)  #####

(A total of 19 codecs, 0 shown, 19 hidden)

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Post by Admin Wed Oct 28, 2020 7:34 pm

Wow, what a strange video. It contains different segments of video in in different formats. It uses some obscure functionality of the MP4 container.

It won't be possible to make this playable properly with WMP or MPC. You should use VLC Player for this file (or Quicktime). That is able to play it somewhat normally but it even behaves a bit weird because it opens two video windows.

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Post by chadtlower Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:28 pm

Thank you. I see what you mean about VLC having two windows, so I did download QT and it played fine there!

Now how to get it into a format that can be played by modern players! Off to do more research.

Thank you again!

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Post by Admin Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:47 pm

If I remember correctly you can convert with Quicktime. Look in the player menu for a Convert or Export entry.

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Post by chadtlower Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:22 am

You can with a pro account. I decided to see what the cost of QT pro would be. When I went to the website from with QT to purchase pro, I received a server not found error.

I appreciate the thought and feedback.

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Post by Admin Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:09 pm

QT is end-of-life, so your probably can't buy it anymore. You could try a keygenerator as a less legal way Wink

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Post by chadtlower Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:32 pm

You are so helpful! Thank you. Shhhh.

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