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Playback of .mpg recording from DVR's HDD fromatted to ext2 within Windows

Discussion in 'Video playback problems' started by videobruce, Aug 9, 2012.

  1. videobruce

    videobruce Member

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    I have a DVR that uses ext2 for it's HDD. I have a ext2 driver loaded on my Windows PC (XP Pro w/sp3) that allows me to see the drive and see the folders and files.
    I have tried Media Player Classic & KM Player, both have been reported to play these recordings, but here they don't. Either I get memory errors with one program when trying to play the recording or the other program crashes the O/S.

    But, I have found Media Player Class Home Cinema will play these recording with no issue.
    BTW, these are OTA (over the air) recordings that are not encrypted.

    Is this a codec problem or something else?
     
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    Could be a codec problem, take a look at

    http://www.cccp-project.net/

    Could be unsupported format for the player. Generally MPC and VLC will play everything, so stick to those.
     
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    Why are there so many codecs and what seems a equal number of "packages"??

    Do most of these software programs include their own set of codecs?
     
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    Yes, VLC for example has pretty much every codec 'built in'.
     
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    Then why doesn't it work with VLC??
     
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    Because VLC can't play literally everything - I did say "generally".

    Have a look at this, it may be of some use.

    What does VLC say when you try to play it, or does it freeze etc
     
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    Nothing, it just doesn't play.
     

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