[FFmpeg-user] Cannot play this file

Carl Eugen Hoyos cehoyos at ag.or.at
Fri Jun 20 21:20:32 CEST 2014

Massimo Battistel <battistel <at> gmail.com> writes:

> > > [mov,mp4,m4a,3gp,3g2,mj2  <at>  0000000002b14560] 
> > > stream 0, error opening alias:
> > > path='/Users/', dir='CLIP', filename='666_9664_01.MOV', 
> > > volume='Macintosh HD', nlvl_from=1, nlvl_to=2
> >
> > Do you have this file?

> I only have the file I sent you. Don't know how it was 
> encoded nor if that path is relevant.

The path points to a file containing the video stream.
The file you uploaded only contains the audio stream 
(you can test that easily with ffmpeg -i input -acodec 
copy -vn out.mov and comparing the file sizes).

The path looks like it contains a drive name, a path on 
that drive, a directory and a file name: I don't know 
if FFmpeg supports that path, it would be interesting 
to test.

Carl Eugen

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