I have a walmart security video that plays on media player with a sn40 codex installed, but need it in a standard format. It has the video of an accident that I need to have my car repaired can anyone help?
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a - what's a "standard" format? avi mpg mp4 divx mov etc??
b - most "security" video is in custom formats on the systems. it can be exported in decrypted format only on the original machine with the admin security code password using their software. if you have encrypted video like all the other blokes before you, just give up.
c - your insurance company would be the one to take care of it.--
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actaully it plays on media player with the SN40 codex, problem is that I need it in any of the standard formats of avi, mp4, etc.. so that it will play without the special codex (sn40). Anyone know how? Thanks.
I found a partial answer for my question. I used snag-it (it's been sitting on the shelf for 7 years) to capture a region in video as a standard avi file. it worked, but the file is about 93 megs and will play on darn near anything. Truly, a good reason to hold on to that old software......
Iv had to convert 40 or 50 of these over the past year. I simply open the .avi file in a HEX Editor. Around the top of the file you will see "SN40" without the quotes. I replace the "SN40" with "H263". Make sure its H263, H264 will not work.
After that, save the file with the hex editor. and close. Now the file should play just fine in VLC. I am also able to convert to dvd with convertXtodvd.
Plus a H263 is a lot easier to find help and codecs for then a SN40.
I read somewhere that the walmart dvr's use H263, and simply renamed the codec to SN40 for whatever reason.
Anyways, hope it helps.
I realize this Thread is old and what I may post is even irrelevant at this stage, but I found another method to convert Verint Codec Based Walmart video's somewhat easily.
I wanted to pass this on to other Technicians who may be in the same boat. Us Computer Tech's need to stick together
I was put into the same scenario: Convert a Verint based .AVI from Walmart for a Law Firm so it can be easily viewed in other media players.
I found that once I installed the included Verint codec installation it worked great in Windows Media Player.
However, even with the codec installed on my local machine, no other Media Players (No Video Converters) would playback or allow me to render into another format.
I toyed with FF Player and roughly 16 other pieces of conversion/playback software with no dice.
I realized this had to do with the Encoding type and even considered Hex Editing the Video Header.
Then it occurred to me: Maybe the Windows Live Movie Maker relies on the same codecs as Media Player (E.g Source from the same library):
I swung over to Major Geeks and got the Windows Live Essentials installer:
I did a custom install of Live essentials, installing only the photo viewer / Movie Maker.
I fired up Movie Maker and opened up the Verint Based AVI and to my happiness, I was able to playback and edit.
I then simply saved Video as .mp4. Once completed I tested on a few different Systems (Including a Macbook using Quicktime) and it opened like a champ.
This process worked on both W7 and Windows 10. I see no overt reason why it would not work on XP or 8.
Install the Verint Video Codec installer first. In my case it was on the same disk I was provided with the movie (Unfortunately I do not have a link or way to upload).
Download the Windows Live Essentials pack from here (Known safe source): https://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/windows_live.html
Do a Custom install of Windows Live essentials selecting only Photo Viewer/Movie Maker.
Fire up Movie Maker. Open or drag movie into Movie Maker.
Select File > Save Video as.
Test Playback of new file and copy where it needs to go.
I sincerely hope this method helps someone out in the Future.
2022 update: Walmart security still uses the same encoding - at least in Oklahoma - and the movie maker solution didn't work. I downloaded Super Hex Editor from microsoft store (free) and did the hex edit SN40 to H263. Worked perfect. I found I had to change one character at a time - change S to H, then save; change N to 2, then save, etc. Just awesome!