According to the specifications sheet for that camera, the video uses MPEG4 format.
You can do a Google search for -> "mpeg4 codec"
I believe that the Quicktime program can play MPEG4.
I'm new to the forum, as well as new to digital video. I am also pretty ignorant about computers in general, being an operator and not some kind of IT Guy. I have a Dell Inspiron 5100, with XP Pro for O/S, and am trying to download video (.avi format) from a SVP DV-12T DV camera. Before you all start in about SVP, I haven't spent enough time with this thing to form an opinion, and I ain't no pro photographer, and therefor do not wish to get into the finger-pointing and name-calling that seems to be happening with these folks. I just want to figure out what the problem is with the video files. As the subject line states, when I attempt to open the .avi files on my laptop, I get the codecs error message. How can I fix this? Am I missing some software for this? The pictures come in just fine, and I have not yet tried the MP3 0r MP4 formats.