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  1. Member
    Join Date: Jan 2010
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    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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  2. Member
    Join Date: Feb 2007
    Location: Italy
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    Check the file with MediaInfo and post the log here.
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    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. Member
    Join Date: Jan 2010
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    I installed it OK.....but now what? Is it a player too? Or do I use vlc again?
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  5. Member
    Join Date: Mar 2008
    Location: United States
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    Presumably it's a directshow codec. Try Windows media player.
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  6. Member
    Join Date: Jan 2010
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    with Windows MediaPlayer it says 'codec acquired', but does not show and video....oh well
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  7. Member
    Join Date: Jun 2012
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    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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    Join Date: Apr 2013
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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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    Join Date: May 2013
    Location: Balneario Camboriu, Santa Catarina, Brazil
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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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