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Windows 7: .file to mp4 or avi or mpg

02 Oct 2013   #1
pyro90

windows 7 home x64
 
 
.file to mp4 or avi or mpg

I have a movie I got from a friend and the file extension is .file I was wondering if there is a software out there to convert it from the .file extension to .mp4, .avi , .mpg or other movie formats I can view the movie on vlc media player which works fine but want to be able to watch it on my dvd player or ps3.
thanks


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02 Oct 2013   #2
Bongo

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

If you can watch it on VLC have a look at this Converting movies to .mp4 with VLC media player

Jerry
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02 Oct 2013   #3
pyro90

windows 7 home x64
 
 

thanks will have a look at it for sure
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02 Oct 2013   #4
Bongo

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Let us know if it worked.

Jerry
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02 Oct 2013   #5
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Mediainfo is what everyone uses for video/audio codec info. It's good to have and free, even if you don't need it for this particular vid.
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02 Oct 2013   #6
pyro90

windows 7 home x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
Let us know if it worked.

Jerry
couldn't get it to work for some reason.
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02 Oct 2013   #7
pyro90

windows 7 home x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
Mediainfo is what everyone uses for video/audio codec info. It's good to have and free, even if you don't need it for this particular vid.
I will have a look at this
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06 Oct 2013   #8
pyro90

windows 7 home x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
Mediainfo is what everyone uses for video/audio codec info. It's good to have and free, even if you don't need it for this particular vid.
couldn't work out how to use the program suggested is there a place I can get a tutorial for it ?
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07 Oct 2013   #9
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pyro90 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
Mediainfo is what everyone uses for video/audio codec info. It's good to have and free, even if you don't need it for this particular vid.
couldn't work out how to use the program suggested is there a place I can get a tutorial for it ?
On first run you have to select the type of display for the information. I use "sheet". Then there is a setting to enable Explorer Context Menu integration. Enable that. Once that's done you can right clcik on any media file or folder and it will display the media info for the file(s).

The author is available to answer questions on sourceforge.net
See the forums for the program on source forge.
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10 Jun 2015   #10
KelleyA

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I know this is an old post, but I came across it while trying to find an answer myself. So if anyone happens to do the same, here's how to fix it:

Right-click the .file video, click on properties, and rename it to [any name].mp4

The ".file" just means that it doesn't have an extension, so if you know what the file actually is (mp4, avi, etc.) all you have to do to fix it is add the ".[file type here]" to the name. If you want to convert it after, you can just use any vid conversion program.
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