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    Hi- Working with surveillance video, need to convert a .bin file captured by a Bosch VideoJet x10 Camera (part of a DVR4C system) currently stored in a local hard drive. Long story short, the Camera was recording (sending data to HDD) however network issues prevent connecting to the device. HDD currently has about 400+ .BIN files about 1GB each. Have had zero luck in trying to play them as video.

    - Checked for CUE files, none to be found (only some LCKxxxx.txt files, some UNTxxxx.txt, and MGRxxxx.txt).
    - Created a CUE file for the BIN files, but no joy. (the txt files that correspond to each .bin file have a hex key, which makes me think could be encrypted?)
    - Downloaded as many codecs as the internet seems to have, to no avail
    - Tried VLC player, IsoBuster, WinMediaPlayer (with codecs), no success
    - Tried renaming the file, to no avail.

    Am I missing anything? Bosch site states these devices record on MPEG-4 format.
    Thanks much for your input.
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    PS: Just tried VCDGear, and the message was "Unable to locate AVSEQ/MUSIC MPEG tracks. This is probably because its a video only, no audio recording?
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    Originally Posted by mgravina View Post
    PS: Just tried VCDGear, and the message was "Unable to locate AVSEQ/MUSIC MPEG tracks. This is probably because its a video only, no audio recording?
    No, it's because VCD uses MPEG-1 video, which has nothing to do with the .BIN files from your camera.

    By the way: see what MediaInfo says about the problematic file(s).
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    Have you talked to Bosch support tech? That would be the best 1st course of action.

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    Originally Posted by Cornucopia View Post
    Have you talked to Bosch support tech? That would be the best 1st course of action.

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    The video format may be MP4, but it's highly likely the files are encrypted for security.
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    sounds like the recorder had encryption turned on
    For total data protection, each communication channel-video, audio or serial I/O- can be independently AES encrypted with 128 bit keys
    unless you can connect to the recorder using the password key you probably won't get any usable video.
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    Thanks everyone for the good comments, gave me a few more things to try.

    - Contacted Bosch, they promised a callback that never came. My guess is because we deal with vendors, they probably have accounts and other info to better create support tickets and such.

    - Also had the appropriate group contact the Vendor who handles these things, they were not able to play it. My guess is that -they too- were trying to play it separately from the video system, which would cause it not to authenticate/decrypt/etc.

    - I will see where the hard drive is and whether they installed it back to the Video system, and I will then attempt to retrieve in that manner.

    I really appreciate everyone's input, especially for a first time post on this Forum. Thanks for the hospitality

    PS: I'll report my findings
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  8. Usually such videos are encrypted (perhaps with time-stamping) so they can be used as evidence - this is quite common in surveillance - it is closed ecosystem with custom player capabilities and unencrypted video is usually available after exporting encrypted video to unencrypted form (probably one of player options)
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