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April 11, 2010
5:20 AM
GaryKC
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Recently bought a new camcorder, downloaded a 2 minute video to my videos folder, when attempting to convert that mov file using format factory, fast video converter, socusoft converter…any converter really, file won't open, converter program shuts down. Moved mov file from my videos folder to another folder, all converter programs work as designed.

Why do you think files in my videos folder can't be opened using converter programs, whats stopping them?

April 11, 2010
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Have you tried copying the file to, say, your desktop and seeing if it will convert from a different location?

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April 11, 2010
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@phoenix_rising: He already said it worked from another location :-) He was just wondering why.

@GaryKC: Not sure. I've used most of those programs before to convert stuff in My Videos folder (I'm on Win7 Pro x64) with no trouble.

April 11, 2010
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@ Karen and GaryKC: Sorry – very embarrassed Embarassed … didn't have my reading glasses on.

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April 12, 2010
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Sounds like some sort of permission problem o_O.

April 12, 2010
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Would permissions make it crash though?

Oh, the site that was :(
April 12, 2010
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Good point. You know, come to think of it, I think something similar happened to me long time ago. I can't remember how I solved the problem, though – I think I just upgraded to Win7.

April 12, 2010
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phoenix_rising said:

@ Karen and GaryKC: Sorry – very embarrassed Embarassed … didn't have my reading glasses on.


 

I guess it takes time getting used to having to keep up with where you put your

(1st pair) of reading glasses.

Life is just a phase you're going through…you'll get over it.
April 12, 2010
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Ashraf said:

 I can't remember how I solved the problem, though – I think I just upgraded to Win7.


 

That's how I ended up solving the problem I was having with PowerDirector crashing on my old XP laptop.

It's a great way to fix a problem! Cool

As for GaryKC's issue, I've got no idea what would cause that either.

Just in case it is something funky with your current folder, you could move all your videos to a new folder, delete the old video folder completely, then rename the new folder to "videos."

If you haven't already done that, that is.

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April 13, 2010
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Checking the permissions is probably worthwhile (and easy). Just right-click on the folder and select properties. Verify that the "read-only" flag and the "archive" flags are not set.

"My Videos" is also usually a short-cut in the system to something like "C:UsersyournameVideos".

In that same right-click Properties dialog, there should be a "Location" tab. You can check there to see where it is really pointing and then check the permissions on that folder. Or you can even change where the "My Videos" points to and move all the existing contents to the new location.

April 13, 2010
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karen, brilliant! Why didn't I think of that, lol. The read-only box was checked. Once again one of the reasons I visit here, great answers to dumb questions, technical expertise and occasional humor. Thanks to all. 

April 13, 2010
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@GaryKC – Of course, the converter programs should have behaved nicer and not shutdown though. Glad I could help.

April 16, 2010
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This thread was an interesting read. Made me think that maybe someone should start a thread that everyone could play like a game. Someone comes up with an imaginary issue, and the rest of us try to figure out what could be causing it.

Oh wait. We do that with real issues all the time. Oh well… Ignore this post. Embarassed

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