Video saved as type "File" instead of .mp4

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Video saved as type "File" instead of .mp4

Post by ajrivers71 »

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I have old .vob files on DVD from when I had video cam files converted by Scandigital. They suggested that I use this program to convert them to a more accepted file type. I just did my first encoding and it took about 40 minutes for an hour video. When all was done it had saved the file as just that...a File with no .mp4, etc. I could play it in Windows Media Player when I forced it to, but my system isn't recognizing it as a video file.

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Windows 10 Pro

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Re: Video saved as type "File" instead of .mp4

Post by Woodstock »

You overrode the output file name, and removed the file extension. Rename the file to have ".mp4" as an extension, and you should be fine.

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rename "C:\Users\amyri\Videos\Home Movie Tape 2" "C:\Users\amyri\Videos\Home Movie Tape 2.mp4"
Just remember to leave the extension intact when you modify the output file name.

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