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  1. I was given an avi file to view. When I play it with vlc, a pop up states that it doesn't have correct codec (GAVC)

    I have used all of the above players and all do not play.

    I have also downloaded klite.. still no luck.

    This file was created with some sort of security footage program (no idea what software was used)

    Any thoughts/ideas?
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    Check the file with MediaInfo and post the log here.
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  3. General
    Complete name : E:\File20120205144517.Avi
    Format : AVI
    Format/Info : Audio Video Interleave
    File size : 2.39 MiB
    Duration : 2mn 24s
    Overall bit rate : 139 Kbps
    Video
    ID : 0
    Format : GAVC
    Codec ID : GAVC
    Duration : 2mn 24s
    Bit rate : 123 Kbps
    Width : 320 pixels
    Height : 240 pixels
    Display aspect ratio : 4:3
    Frame rate : 30.000 fps
    Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.053
    Stream size : 2.12 MiB (89%)
    Audio
    ID : 2
    Format : PCM
    Format settings, Endianness : Little
    Format settings, Sign : Signed
    Codec ID : 1
    Duration : 2mn 24s
    Bit rate mode : Constant
    Bit rate : 256 Kbps
    Channel(s) : 1 channel
    Sampling rate : 16.0 KHz
    Bit depth : 16 bits
    Stream size : 4.42 MiB
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  4. I installed it OK.....but now what? Is it a player too? Or do I use vlc again?
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    Presumably it's a directshow codec. Try Windows media player.
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  6. with Windows MediaPlayer it says 'codec acquired', but does not show and video....oh well
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  7. Had the same issue playing back a surveillance video from Geovision 8.5

    Used this, works on win7 x64 8.5 (and below, presumably) - Right click>install .inf setup files
    You can google search for GeoCodec-V853.zip or current link here: http://www.bergfiles.com/i/bf501f0be6h32i0
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    After reading through the thread I found the codec from geovision at: http://www.geovision.com.tw/english/5_5.asp worked with Windows MP.

    Felt a bit safer using this than a file from a codecs site (on the company computer).
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    I had the same problem texasdontholdem user. So I followed the recommendation watice user (GeoCodec-V853.zip). It's okay now!

    I work with "win7 32" ...
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  10. If this video was from a pc-based DVR, the backup typically includes about 1180 files, which include the proprietary player (EZViegLog500.exe) along with other required files for playback.
    Otherwise, if all you have are the video files, you might want to try to play with FFMPEG (or WinFF for an easier to use GUI).
    Another workflow would be use use VideoConcatenator if you have multiple files to join them and rewrap them into a non-proprietary format.
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