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  1. I have a file mkv that I have saved for quite some time now , 3 files in fact .And now I need to play them and they are unplayable , please I am not very computer savvy and I know there is someone out there that can easily help. If anyone can help me please reply and I'll send you the file to make it play.Then I will arrange payment.
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    What happened to these files? Were they deleted and then recovered?
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  3. No I just saved them on my Google drive and then when I went to retrieve them they dont play, and recently I put them in a player that supposedly plays all files and it said the file was 12:23 long as if it was gonna play it but it opens and then closes.
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    If they're small (less the 500MB) post one of them here to the forum
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  5. Does MediaInfo say anything about them (text view)? For example:

    Code:
    Video
    ID                                       : 1
    Format                                   : AVC
    Format/Info                              : Advanced Video Codec
    Format profile                           : High@L3
    Format settings                          : CABAC / 4 Ref Frames
    Format settings, CABAC                   : Yes
    Format settings, Reference frames        : 4 frames
    Codec ID                                 : V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC
    Duration                                 : 15 s 421 ms
    Bit rate                                 : 1 575 kb/s
    Width                                    : 640 pixels
    Height                                   : 360 pixels
    Display aspect ratio                     : 16:9
    Frame rate mode                          : Variable
    Frame rate                               : 24.966 FPS
    Color space                              : YUV
    Chroma subsampling                       : 4:2:0
    Bit depth                                : 8 bits
    Scan type                                : Progressive
    Bits/(Pixel*Frame)                       : 0.274
    Stream size                              : 2.90 MiB (92%)
    Writing library                          : x264 core 157 r2970 5493be8
    Encoding settings                        : cabac=1 / ref=3 / deblock=1:0:0 / analyse=0x3:0x113 / me=hex / subme=7 / psy=1 / psy_rd=1.00:0.00 / mixed_ref=1 / me_range=16 / chroma_me=1 / trellis=1 / 8x8dct=1 / cqm=0 / deadzone=21,11 / fast_pskip=1 / chroma_qp_offset=-2 / threads=6 / lookahead_threads=1 / sliced_threads=0 / nr=0 / decimate=1 / interlaced=0 / bluray_compat=0 / constrained_intra=0 / bframes=3 / b_pyramid=2 / b_adapt=1 / b_bias=0 / direct=1 / weightb=1 / open_gop=0 / weightp=2 / keyint=250 / keyint_min=25 / scenecut=40 / intra_refresh=0 / rc_lookahead=40 / rc=crf / mbtree=1 / crf=23.0 / qcomp=0.60 / qpmin=0 / qpmax=69 / qpstep=4 / ip_ratio=1.40 / aq=1:1.00
    Default                                  : Yes
    Forced                                   : No
    Last edited by jagabo; 3rd Feb 2020 at 21:18.
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  6. Here is the one of the files, I appreciate you
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  7. It's not an MKV file. It's a zip archive. Change the extension to 7z and open it with 7-zip. You'll see it's some Java stuff and Sun driver files or something. Maybe some device driver?

    7-zip can only extract part of the archive. I suspect the original MKV file was overlaid with data from some other files. So the A/V data is no longer there. Using a hex editor I didn't see anything that looked like A/V data. The last 1/3 of the file is nothing but zeros.
    Last edited by jagabo; 4th Feb 2020 at 08:03.
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  8. It's an archive of some kind, but not a valid ZIP archive. It can be opened with 7-Zip indeed but it's not recognized by WinRAR, and doesn't have a typical "PK" signature. Strangely, 7-Zip 16.04 opens it with the .mkv extension, but refuses to open it with a .zip extension (says it can't be opened as an archive).
    Anyway, it's definitely not a video file. At least it contains no malware according to VirusTotal...
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