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#592487 - 1st Oct 2011 9:39pm Playing a .avf file
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I have taken some footage from my cctv hard drive using a memory stick and copied it to my pc. The folder says AVI, there is also a Instcodec and an AVF player. I have tried the Instcodec first then the AVF player but it is not picking up the AVF file I want to play. I have tried changing the PLAY WITH options in the file itself but no happiness.

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#592489 - 1st Oct 2011 9:41pm Re: Playing a .avf file [Re: cathie]
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#592509 - 1st Oct 2011 10:06pm Re: Playing a .avf file [Re: cathie]
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I tried that...no luck.

I've tried opening it with a divx player and downloading the additional directshow filters..nothing

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#592510 - 1st Oct 2011 10:08pm Re: Playing a .avf file [Re: cathie]
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WTF is a .avf file? I know asf and avi but never heard of avf.

Try and run the file directly with vlc, that should do it. If vlc won't run it (and vlc runs damn near every media file type known to man) you'll have to find some sort of converter I guess.
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#592514 - 1st Oct 2011 10:19pm Re: Playing a .avf file [Re: cathie]
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nope...doesn't work

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#592516 - 1st Oct 2011 10:20pm Re: Playing a .avf file [Re: cathie]
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Sounds like you're screwed then. What does the cctv instructions say? What's the make of the cameras? And more importantly do they explain why they record in some obscure format? o.O
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#592540 - 1st Oct 2011 10:52pm Re: Playing a .avf file [Re: ex0__]
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Try giving Moreton Alarm Supplies a ring. They are always happy to give advice. Their number is on at the end of their advert
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#592541 - 1st Oct 2011 10:58pm Re: Playing a .avf file [Re: cathie]
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Try changing the extension to .avi and it should play in VLC player.

If that doesn't work replace the extension and download super to convert the file to your choice.

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Ex0, please tell me wtf does o.O mean?????
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#592547 - 1st Oct 2011 11:11pm Re: Playing a .avf file [Re: _Ste_]
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#593089 - 3rd Oct 2011 7:35am Re: Playing a .avf file [Re: ex0__]
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Try and run the file directly with vlc, that should do it. If vlc won't run it (and vlc runs damn near every media file type known to man)

Agreed on VLC, I love it. It'll even play .iso images if they contain any video content, no need to mount them with Daemon Tools or similar.

Cathie: find and download a utility called GSpot and drag and drop the .avf file on it. It'll tell you which codec (encoder/decoder) is needed to play the file and you can then search for it or post back here for more help.

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#593138 - 3rd Oct 2011 10:17am Re: Playing a .avf file [Re: cathie]
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cctv uses a lot of proprietary formats, usually so you have to use their software. But you may be able to use it in something else.

In a Hex editor, what are the first 4 bytes of the file?

This may help ID exactly what you can do with it.

I remember when I worked in cctv we mainly used Motion Jpeg, which was a horrible format.


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