Recorded 30 minute funeral video didnt close properly!!!!

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    So i recorded people talking at my father inlaws funeral and the video stopped at exactly 30 minutes. gave me the wait or close option. i waited. I got home to transfer .3gp video from my droid it shows as 594mb. but the video wont play at all. not from phone,vlc, media player etc... I used hex to compare to other video files. the first line in hex is zeros all the way across . so i tried comparing to a working video. working video had a few zeros then numbers. so i copied first two lines of working video to non working video still doesnt work?

    Any help please???? this is a once in a lifetime video of whole funeral!

    non working video first three lines.
    00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 08
    6D 64 61 74 00 01 1A C6 65 B8 40 13 E3 11 1F C5

    working video example fist three
    00 00 00 1C 66 74 79 70 33 67 70 34 00 00 03 00
    33 67 70 34 6D 70 34 31 33 67 70 36 01 2F D1 F7
    6D 64 61 74 00 01 1F 05 65 B8 40 13 F9 3C BB 1C
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    Gosh, I'm sorry. First things first, save a copy of the original in a safe place. Only work on copies of the original. Second, you might want to check your phone's LOST.DIR directory on your sd card in case data was dumped there. Third, maybe ffmpeg would be able to convert the file.

    Sorry, that's all I have. You can download the 3GP spec and try to fix the file, but it would probably take a long time to figure out.
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    ok. thanks. nothing i can recognize in the lost.dir only small files. im gonna try the ffmpeg right now. thanks. and yes i have original saved on phone still and on pc. and using the pc one to test. thanks

    update...ffmpeg might be out of my league. tried and tried, watched videos on how to use. im running windows 7 32 bit. couldnt get it to run. the command lines are so in depth wouldnt know where to begin.
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    I hear you. I'm not too familiar with that software either, but it's the one thing I could think of that might work. On windows you would either need to run a unix emulator like cygwin (really cool and easy to set up) or find a windows port.

    It might be a real pain to look over the 3gp spec and try to fix the file by hand. I'm a programmer and I bet it would be a pain in the butt...maybe. I'll download the spec now. Maybe something will pop out at me.

    Definitely save the file. VLC is improving all the time and can even fix some corrupted files. A future version might do the trick for you. Then there's mplayer (more unix software with windows ports). You might want to try that.

    One other thought. There's a dev on here that makes software that encodes dvds for the droid. You might want to seek him out and ask for help. He seems pretty cool and helpful so it's worth a shot.
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    Hey thanks for your input aminaked. i appreciate it. ill look into all of those to see if any will work for me. i didnt give up on ffmpeg yet. looks like it might work. thanks for you good advice and support bud appreciate it. keep up the good work. thanks again for the help!
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