Convert BVR to MP4 and AVI Fails?

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  1. ShawnInPaso

    ShawnInPaso Young grasshopper

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    I've got a clip I want to convert for others to see, but the only conversion I can make is to .WMV which has really lousy quality.

    Trying MP4 or AVI results in a clip with no video, just audio. I've fiddled a bit with the few options, but no go.

    I'm using a Win7 PC using BI v4.6.2.1.

    Any and all thoughts appreciated.
     
  2. bp2008

    bp2008 Staff Member

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    Most likely you don't have the right codecs installed on your system for playback of those formats. Try VLC media player to play the exported MP4/AVI because VLC has all that stuff built-in.
     
  3. nbstl68

    nbstl68 Pulling my weight

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    Is BVR a proprietary format to Blue Iris? I can't find anything else that will play BVR format, including VLC.
     
  4. ShawnInPaso

    ShawnInPaso Young grasshopper

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    Spot on bp2008 ! Actually I didn't use VLC, but used a video editor program I have (Corel) and the MP4 played just fine. The "program" I used previously is the default windows video player, guess I won't be using that anymore. Kind of kicking myself for not asking here first as I spent a couple of hours trying to figure it out first.

    Thanks so much for your expertise.

    Edit to add the brief video clip:


    Shawn

     
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  5. Nanookofthenorth

    Nanookofthenorth Young grasshopper

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    Shawn,
    Very nice video. What model camera?
     
  6. ShawnInPaso

    ShawnInPaso Young grasshopper

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    Thanks Nanook. It's a Dahua 2MP Starlight (SD49225T-HN). It has been amazing thus far, so many virtues they're too long to list.
     
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    nbstl68 Pulling my weight

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    Nice night resolution. How far away was that owl \ what zoom level?
     
  8. Nanookofthenorth

    Nanookofthenorth Young grasshopper

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    Were you using separate IR illuminators? I see some offset shadowing.
     
  9. ShawnInPaso

    ShawnInPaso Young grasshopper

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    No other illuminators used. Maybe just the affect of the wind blowing the tree around a bit?
     
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