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"Corrupt data" / "defective data" => possible solution found

Postby szhsbo » Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:16 pm

Hi all,

this might be of interest for some of you with a similar problem: when I was copying downloaded files from a (windoze) notebook to the (mac) server where the PMS is installed, it happened that most of the copied files were unplayable ("Corrupt data" or a similar message on the screen).

After some investigations I discovered that the ownership / permissions of the copied files were wrong on the Mac. All I had to do was to set up the correct ownership of the files on the Mac using Terminal.app and issuing a "chown -R <myusername>:<mygroup> ~/Movies". All movies were playable again.

hth,

Chris
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Re: "Corrupt data" / "defective data" => possible solution found

Postby cheule » Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:25 am

Good tip, Thanks for posting this. I'm sure it will come in handy for someone else.

One thing I'd like to add, a "sudo" might be in order before the chown in some cases. For the uninitiated, sudo runs the command as pseudo-root.

The command would be:

"sudo chown -R <user>:staff <directory path>"
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