Why can't QT Player play this AVI?
I have a MicroSeven security camera that saves video as AVI files, such as this example of USPS customer service. VLC can play the videos, and reports them as "H264 - MPEG-4 AVC (part 10)(H264)":
But why won't QuickTime Player play them? I even have the old QT Player 7, and it won't play them either. I have to use VLC on my Mac.
If I run this video through:
Quote:ffmpeg -i originalfile.avi outputfile.mp4
I can then play the resulting fill-in both QT Player and VLC, and VLC reports the new file as "H264 - MPEG-4 AVC (part 10)(avc1)":
Is that last parenthetical the important part?
BTW if you just want to see the video without downloading and opening in VLC, . YouTube transcoded it just fine.
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