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    I have a AVR Video file that I can not get to play on anything. I also can not convert it into a different format. I HAVE to be able to get the video to open. I have been working on it for weeks with no luck. Please help!

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  2. Is this from a set-top box? What have you tried to open (play) it in? What software have you tried so far?
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    it is from a parking lot surveillance camera . I can't name one software that I haven't tried. Nothing works. Frustrating!! Supposedly I need a old macintosh OSX similar to MPEG2. I even installed windows 9 media player. It tries to play but its not good enough.
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  4. Surveillance camera manufacturers use their own custom players sometimes and files can even be encrypted.
    Do you know the manufacturer of the surveillance system? The files are most likely MPEG-TS files.
    If they are encrypted they won't play in anything. Try using MediaInfo to see what the files contain.
    You can post a text only version of the results here for others to look at.
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    no I do not know the manufacturer. But here is the text from mediainfo
    General
    Complete name : D:\02082013-0130AM_02082013-0300AM.avr
    Format : AVC
    Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
    File size : 1.86 GiB

    Video
    Format : AVC
    Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
    Format profile : Baseline@L2.1
    Format settings, CABAC : No
    Format settings, ReFrames : 2 frames
    Format settings, GOP : M=1, N=12
    Width : 704 pixels
    Height : 240 pixels
    Display aspect ratio : 2.933
    Color space : YUV
    Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
    Bit depth : 8 bits
    Scan type : Progressive
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    Try playing the file with mpc-hc,it should be able to decode it.
    I think,therefore i am a hamster.
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    Nope it didnt work. It says can not render file
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    Can the original camera system play it?
    I think,therefore i am a hamster.
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    Try this from everfocus

    List of applications here
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  10. Anybody come up with a solution for this? I can't seem to get a security video I have that's .avr to play with any player either. The text from Mediainfo reads:

    General
    Complete name: C:\05022016-0113AM_05022016-0130AM.avr
    Format : AVC
    Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
    File size: 266 MiB

    Video
    Format : AVC
    Format/Info: Advanced Video Codec
    Format profile: Baseline@L3
    Format settings, CABAC: No
    Format settings, ReFrames: 2 frames
    Format settings, GOP: M=1, N=12
    Width: 704 pixels
    Height: 480 pixels
    Display aspect ratio: 3:2
    Color space: YUV
    Chroma subsampling: 4:2:0
    Bit depth: 8 bits
    Scan type: Progressive

    None of the solutions I've read about seem to work. Any info would be much appreciated.
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  11. That looks like a raw h.264 video. Rename it .h264 instead of .avr. Then you can use a muxer to mux it into a MP4 or MKV file.
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  12. Thanks, jagabo!! That seemed to do the trick!
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  13. VLC can play raw .h264 files too.
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