MP4 shows date/time in the future!

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Terry Pinnell, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. I've posted this in several relevant forums and newsgroups, but wonder if
    anyone here has any insights into this puzzle please?


    I recorded a short video on my HTC Touch Pro 2 (WM 6.1) today, 20th June
    2010, at 16:17 and copied it to my PC in the usual way with AS.

    The information displayed by MediaInfo includes the following:
    Encoded date: UTC 2010-06-26 13:22:32

    I assume that's supposed to be the recorded date/time. But it obviously
    doesn't make sense as it's 6 days in the future!

    GSpot reports equally meaningless but interestingly different information:
    Created: 2010 Jun 27 14:22:32
    Modified: 2010 Jun 27 14:22:32

    Same result with all of the MP4 files I've copied across.

    The Touch Pro 2 is correctly set for date/time. Its clock and alarms etc are
    all working properly. Still photo JPGs taken on the Smartphone all show the
    correct time when copied to the PC and opened in various programs and their
    EXIF data is displayed.

    Anyone have any thoughts on what might be happening here please?
    Terry Pinnell, Jun 21, 2010
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    ushere Guest


    a clairvoyant camera?

    pity it doesn't show the football results...

    no insights, but very curious too....
    ushere, Jun 21, 2010
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    GaryT Guest

    Bug in the HTC operating system?? And it is almost like GSpot and the Media
    info are pulling the data from diffeent sides of the International Date

    Gary T
    GaryT, Jun 22, 2010
  4. Thanks Gary. I'm beginning to suspect you're right. Interesting point about
    the date line!

    I've duly posted to several specialist threads covering the smartphone itself
    and its OS (Windows Mobile) and ActiveSync. No replies yet.

    Meanwhile, can anyone here with a smartphone that takes MP4 video spare a few
    minutes to test this please, just so that I can narrow down the possible
    causes. After copying the MP4 to the PC, does MediaInfo and/or GSpot report
    its date/time correctly?
    Terry Pinnell, Jun 22, 2010
  5. Yeah, yeah - I've had several along those lines!
    Terry Pinnell, Jun 22, 2010
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