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Error downloading codecs Issue

by casper81480 / March 2, 2006 3:57 PM PST

Folks,
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.

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MPEG4
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / March 2, 2006 10:37 PM PST

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.

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mirror 1-mirror 2?
by casper81480 / March 3, 2006 7:48 AM PST
In reply to: MPEG4

I went to a site that claims to have the drivers, but an initial query wants to know which path?
http://www.undercut.org/msmpeg4/
Thanks, for the assistance, by the way...

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Mirror
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / March 3, 2006 11:11 AM PST
In reply to: mirror 1-mirror 2?

Mirror is a buzzword for a site that stores files for download.

Both sites have the same file available.
If one site is busy, try the other site.

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SUCCESS!!!!!
by casper81480 / March 4, 2006 1:49 AM PST

After messing around with various sites, I have finally found a video viewer that works with the SVP video format. I downloaded the Divx Video software, and it works!!! The videos actually come out fairly nice from this camera. Now, all I have to do is work out the sound parameters, and I've got it all working!
Thanks, everybody, for your help and suggestions. Those of you who have one of the DV-12T cameras might want to look into this.

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