.avi will not play with any decoder...

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  1. Sean7512 macrumors 6502a

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    I have a bunch of files from a security camera. They are all in .avi but I cannot find a decoder/player that will play the file. When I try to open it in VLC, here is there error:

    main: no suitable decoder module for fourcc `GEOV'.
    VLC probably does not support this sound or video format.

    So, I need a GEOV decoder?? It plays fine on a WMP for Windows, but no luck on Mac OSX, any ideas??? I have no idea at all and thought I searched everywhere.

    BTW:
    I am using an INTEL Mac, so a UB decoder would be needed, or definitely preferred, thanks in advance!
     
  2. Yuvi macrumors member

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    Could you send a small sample to me? It seems from googling they should be simple MPEG4-ASP, which would be relatively easy to add support for in various media players, but I'd like to check to make sure.
     
  3. Sean7512 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Absolutely I can. I'm heading off to school now, but check your private messages a little later. I'll get in contact with you after I'm home from school. Thanks soo much!
     
  4. Markleshark macrumors 603

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  5. VanNess macrumors 6502a

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    It's a proprietary codec for Geovision security systems which is PC-based, so it's Windows only.

    Given it's specialized, non-commercial use it's unlikely you will see ports of this one to other platforms.
     
  6. Sdashiki macrumors 68040

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    VLC will always tell you what to google for.

    And as is said above, "GEOV" is a proprietary codec. rarely seen.


    youll need a windows (or since you got an intelmac, your own machine) to edit these.
     
  7. Shanesan macrumors 6502

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    Has anyone had any new luck with this codec? I'm still trying hard to get a codec or Internet Explorer with Crossover to do this for me.
     
  8. mgmktx macrumors member

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    Sorry but I think you may have to play the videos in Windows. I had the same problem when I wanted to edit videos captured in Fraps (FPS1 codec)
     

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