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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Have you talked to Bosch support tech? That would be the best 1st course of action.
sounds like the recorder had encryption turned onFor total data protection, each communication channel-video, audio or serial I/O- can be independently AES encrypted with 128 bit keys--
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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
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)