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I have a home video that I must have ripped in the early 2000s. I'd like to view it, but it doesn't have an extension and shows up in the finder as a unix executable file. Opening with VLC gives me an error saying it doesn't know the codec. Any thoughts on how to get this open or viewable?

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    The file might be corrupt, but...did you try giving it a suffix ?. If you want them to be treated as HDV files, give them the suffix '.hdv' , as always be careful opening data files of unknown origin. – Ruskes Aug 15 '17 at 20:19
  • Do you remember what software and what platform you used to encode it with? That will at least start the process of elimination. – Allan Aug 15 '17 at 20:32
  • You can try this program: Is there a command analogous to afinfo for videos on a Mac OS X? – NetMage Aug 16 '17 at 23:28

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