How can I watch a half-downloaded .MP4 file without completing the download?

Anonymous December 22, 2011

I was downloading a .MP4 file but it was too big to download it all. Now I just want to watch the chunk I have. Is that possible?

  1. Jay
    December 22, 2011 at 4:33 am

    Rename the extension as mp4 of half file.

    And play it as mp4 file. using vlc media player.

    will it play or not, it depends on what software did you use for downloading.

    If you use DAP :

    You can watch half incomplete video in most cases.

    You can attempt to download complete file.

    why it is not possible fot you to download complete file ?
    because of the limit of your internet plan?
    or net gets disconnected.

    if disconnecting is a problem,
    you can download it from a site that supports resume.

    youtube  or torrent or any other site that allows resuming.

    Try IDM:

  2. Jeff Fabish
    December 22, 2011 at 4:05 am

    It depends on which portion was downloaded. I don't think it's very likely you'll be able to do so, if not all of the PE header was written, no application will identify the format (most common). More over, file downloading isn't sequential, chunks of data are downloaded individually. Then the last thing that happens is the data is assembled in the correct order, if this step wasn't completed then watching the MP4 is not going to be a viable option.