I was given a .mpg movie that is on a DVD and errors out in Windows Media Player. This movie is worth about $7000 (if need to re-shot), due to it being taken by a remote camera that was inspecting sewer pipes. Checked, the original .mpg is corrupted as well. They just sent it on a DVD in order for me to look at it. There are other .mpg on that DVD that that work fine. The size of the corrupted .mpg on the DVD is 1.5 GB.
So is there a way to analyze what is wrong (time code off?), then repair it? Also if it wasn't burned correctly, there has to be a while to figure that out, right?
Here is what I've done so far. I've used the .mpg on the DVD and used a ripped version on my local HD for the following(keep this in mind):
Used VLC Media Player. Would run, but with no video/audio.
Tried to convert .mpg with VLC media in the following formats: .mp4, .mov. While converting, the process seemed to "jump" from 10 seconds to 50 seconds (example) in less than 5 seconds. Then when it got to the last 9 seconds, VLC would freeze up and tell me to close it.
Used vcdgear, but got this warning: "Corruption might occur for non-vaild pack sized MPEGS."
Used VideoReDo Tools, but they could not find proper file (or something like that).
The last thing I tried, which sorta worked was DIVX video converter, which analyzed the .mpg for about 10 mins. When it got done it found 1:16 worth of something. Once converted to .mp4, I played it. There was a green video and you could see a little bit of movement in the background.
So any suggestions? I would love the analyze the corrupted .mpg by frame if possible (if not it's fine). I feel like there should be a way to do this. I will pay for software, if they have money back guarantee.
One last thing. OS wise doesn't matter because I have access to Windows O/S, Mac OS X and Ubuntu O/S.