DVD SANTA WONT OPEN MY FILES

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DVD SANTA WONT OPEN MY FILES ANYMORE I HAVE USED IT FOR 2 YEARS NO PROB NOW IT KEEPS SAYING “UNABLE TO OPEN” I HAVE DOWNLOADED XVID AND DIVX CODECS BUT NOTHING WORKS CAN ANYONE HELP? reply


We need a lot more information.
Are you able to open the file at all? With what player? What format is it? What file extension/container? What codec does it use? (gspot may come in handy to diagnose those)

My first two suspects are the following:
- it’s a truncated AVI. gspot will tell you if that’s the case. Windows Media Player won’t be able to open those, but alternate players like Media Player Classic and VLC can. It’s possible DVD Santa chokes on those too. If that’s what the problem is, use NanDub to open the file, click video, direct stream copy, then file save as AVI and give it another name. The file will be copied exactly, but the file size in the header will be corrected.
- your hard disk is starting to fail and you’re starting to get bad sectors. an early sign of this is data corruption, and inability to read files you were formerly able to read. you may want to run chkdsk or scandisk with surface scan ebabled to check this.

There’s probably other possible scenarios, but running the file through gspot will give you a better diagnosis. My two guesses are just wild guesses.
gspot: http://www.headbands.com/gspot reply

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I am having the same problem with dvdsanta, I had the full version then had to wipe hard drive and reinstall Winxp. I have all updates and service packs, and codexs. Also use VLC, MEDIA MONKEY, AND VUSE to watch various movies to check for quality. I’m not sure but was wondering if media monkey might be converting to a format unknown to dvdsanta? reply

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