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Video taken in one digital camera is not played in other camera(while both video file format is AVI)


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Hello Fellow,\015\012
\015\012Actually the problem you are facing is the difference of codecs technology that both the devices use. You are trying to play an AVI file that is encoded using a different codec to a device that uses different one.\015\012
\015\012Let me explain what is happening. AVI (Audio Video Format) introduced primarily by Microsoft uses different encoding schemes called codecs (compression/decompression) techniques for encoding video streams. There are variety of compression available for AVI format like "i263" or "iv50" e.t.c.\015\012
\015\012Hope this will clear the query, that is making trouble.\015\012
\015\012Best of Luck,\015\012
\015\012Please Do Rate My Solution, If Found Helpful,\015\012
\015\012Regards.
Hello srakkireddy1

Can you please tell me which two camera's you are using?

The problem is often the resolution , the meta data or the encoding.

If the resolutions of the two camera's differ , it often causes problems when playing back on a different device. The reason for this is in the software. The second camera does not have the programming to change the first camera's video to display it correctly on the screen. It will therefor just say there is an error as it does not recognize that the file is a video clip , as it was not programmed to accept anything above or below it's own resolution as playable video.

Some camera's are programmed to play only video recorded on that type of camera. Why this is , I do not know. The camera data is stored in the Meta data of the AVI. This could be changed on a computer to enable playback on the other camera.

Some camera's also use encoding. Camera A might be implementing a DIVX codec to render a smaller file , but camera B is using mpeg encoding. But the two camera's are not able to understand each other's coding of the AVI file because it simply does not have the ability to decode the relevant data. So although both files are AVI's , the way the video is stored inside the file is radically different.

If you can give me the two models of camera's you are using , I will be able to tell you precisely what the problem is , and how to remedy it if possible.

Kind Regards
Stephan Reichert
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