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Mpeg opens in MSDOS!!!?

Discussion in 'MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 encoding (AVI to DVD)' started by vince1972, Jul 18, 2003.

  1. vince1972

    vince1972 Member

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    Hi,
    this is an odd one from my limited knowledge, but hopefully some of you guys know whats wrong here and how to correct it..
    the problem is i have an Mpeg file, but when i open it it runs in MSDOS!!! I dont know what i did, but it is definetly an Mpeg.
    I thought i could change it with 'open with', but i dont get that option, so i tried in the properties, but i cant see how to change it.

    Any help would be great
    Thanks
    Vince
     
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    Dela Administrator Staff Member

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    It only happens with this one file??
     
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    yeah mate, but im sure it was ok till i tried to change the name, then i think it changed to a MSDOS file. It all very odd.
     
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    hmm, strange as hell, and the extension is definately .mpg?
     
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    when you say extension, how do i check? I dont know the correct expression.
    But if you mean File type...i checked the properties and it now says 'Type of file' MSdos application.
    I know it was an Mpeg earlier...lol
    It just under 800,000,000 bytes
    How the hell its now an MSdos file i dont know.
     
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    it will have the extension .mpg! if you cant see extensions, click tools - folder options and click the view tab and untick hide extensions for known types!
     
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    I checked and its a ' .com '
    never heard of it before.
     
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    change it then, .com is an msdos file, u need .mpg
     
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    yeah, thats what the thread was about, how to change it, what do i do though.

    Thanks for you help so far
     
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    right click - rename and remove the .com!
     

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