I agree with rexblaze. AVI/MPEG/ASF/WMV Splitter from www.download.com has been useful for me. I just successfully used it to fast forward one of my videos. I also successfully used Windows Media Encoder to repair this video. Actually, Windows Media Encoder can solve various problems, and it’s free at www.download.com. Good luck everyone.
By the way, I chose “Convert a file” in Windows Media Encoder. In Windows Media Encoder, I also lowered the audio and video settings or else Windows Media Encoder takes a long time and creates a new video that’s too big.
Thank you CB - it worked for me too!
I also had trouble editing my WMV in Vegas 5 - the video only showed a black screen. After the conversion, i am able to edit the clip, fast-forward, rewind, etc.
All because of those few crucial seconds in the beginning....
Thanks again....great solution. Also thanks to Ali for the WM File Editor pointer.
man, i thought this was going to work, and it seemed like it was, but then i opened the file and forgot it was digitally protected, so windows file editor won’t let me open the file in the editor. any other suggestions?
HI CB, i am able to play the file in Windows Media File editor but , 'MARK IN' button is not enabled (not even the slide is enabled ) only 'MARK OUT' button is enabled ..
I played the file for some time and tried saving again .. no use .. can you pls help me solve this prob ..
hey CB.. you method works, but it has a limit.. for example. my .wmv file is 55 mins long. when i use your method and did a save as.. that file is only saved at 49 mins long..this is happening with several files for me. did you have that same problem? cause i did what you instructed... played it for a few seconds, click on mark in, and save as.. am i missing a step? help please....