For our building we have a commission which maintains the building.
We also have a security camera system, which was installed about 6 years ago.
But I have a problem opening the video files from the system.
I can copy them as .MP4 files but no common Mac program seems to be able to play it (I tried VLC, Mplayer and Quicktime).
For Windows there is a playback application called: VSPlayer.exe
But I don't have any Windows available, and installing Bootcamp just for that seems a bit extreme.
Anyone any idea how I can find out which codec it is using and which piece of software would be able to play it?
Let me know if you want a copy of a file to check it out, drop me a DM and I will e-mail a file to you.
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Not that extreme.
But you could use MediaInfo/MediaInspector on the file and post the text output here...
I don't think you have MI set up right (or some other app usurped it's shellextender). Or you have a corrupted file...
later edit: encrypted could be considered a form of corruption.
Last edited by Cornucopia; 26th May 2012 at 00:44.
"a lot of people are better dead" - prisoner KSC2-303
It's actually fairly easy, you don't even have to transcode it (as such) but you do need to rewrite the header from MPEG-PS to MPEG-4. Then PP will import.
You need to install https://www.ffmpeg.org/ and do the following
ffmpeg -filename.mp4 -flags +global_header -vcodec copy -acodec copy filename_converted.mp4
it's very quick as it copies rather than encoding.
You can even delete the original after as it is basically exactly the same video payload with a rewritten header.
This works for Hickvivion IP cameras, if DVR cameras have the same problem this should work.