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Cheapy fleabay special video camera wont work with
#1
new PC?

My works PC packed up recently so was replaced with an all singing, all dancing new one but it refuses to play the media files from my ebay camera, it just gives an error stating that there is a problem with the file.

I've checked it on other PC's and it works fine so it appeaars to be a compatability issue.

The PC is running Windows Seven Pro, although the camera works fine on my Wifes laptop which is running Windows Seven.
The only major difference is that this pc is 64 bit, could that be the problem? and, if so, is there a work around for it?

Cheers,
Chris Smile
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#2
Its Mpeg4 or possibly xvid I seem to recall so maybe Win7 doesnt have the codecs out of the box, most are still 32bit and media player itself is despite being on x64 windows, try a codec pack http://www.codecguide.com/download_k-lit..._basic.htm  then the 64bit ones if required http://www.codecguide.com/klcp_64bit.htm

I seem to recall that my windows media player wont play some videos despite the above being installed however they play fine in VLC so its not a codec issues, perhaps just Microsoft locking it down http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
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#3
Fantastic, thanks for the help.
They are actually .avi files but for some reason, converting them through the converter to .avi seems to do the job.
The only snag is that the vid ends up watermark stamped, but if I want to post a vid, I can just take it from the original file at home.

Thanks again,

Cheers,

Chris
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#4
Virtualdub is free and converts, cut bits out etc, no watermarks
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#5
Thanks for that, I think I've played with that before somewhere.

The last one you linked too plays it fine too  8)

Cheers,

Chris Smile
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