uraliss
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How do I view raspivid files on windows

Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:38 pm

Hi There,
I just posted this question but the post seems to have vanished so I will try again.
I have a headless raspberry pi and I have a camera installed. When I ssh into the pi I am able to use the raspistill and raspivid commands and everything seems good. I then ftp those files back to my windows box. From there I can view the images but for some reason the video files wont show any video. I am using VLC to view the video.

What could I be doing wrong?
Thanks

jamesh
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Re: How do I view raspivid files on windows

Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:40 pm

Odd, VLC should work I think.

You might need to 'encapsulate' the raw H264 stream in to a container (MP4 or similar). This can be done on the Pi itself using ffmpeg (or avconv - same app). I cannot remember the exact runes though.
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Re: How do I view raspivid files on windows

Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:43 pm

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ffmpeg -i in.h264 -c copy out.mp4
avconv -i in.h264 -c copy out.mp4
optionally "-r 30" to specify frame rate.

uraliss
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Re: How do I view raspivid files on windows

Tue Jan 14, 2014 2:24 pm

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alan@raspberrypi ~ $ ffmpeg -i in.h264 -c copy out.mp4
ffmpeg version 0.8.6-6:0.8.6-1+rpi1, Copyright (c) 2000-2013 the Libav developers
  built on Mar 31 2013 13:58:10 with gcc 4.6.3
*** THIS PROGRAM IS DEPRECATED ***
This program is only provided for compatibility and will be removed in a future release. Please use avconv instead.
[h264 @ 0x1a23660] Estimating duration from bitrate, this may be inaccurate

Seems stream 0 codec frame rate differs from container frame rate: 2400000.00 (2400000/1) -> 25.00 (25/1)
Input #0, h264, from 'in.h264':
  Duration: N/A, bitrate: N/A
    Stream #0.0: Video: h264 (High), yuv420p, 1920x1080, 25 fps, 25 tbr, 1200k tbn, 2400k tbc
Unrecognized option 'c'
Failed to set value 'copy' for option 'c'

balamuralimanoghar
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Re: How do I view raspivid files on windows

Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:56 pm

You can copy *.h264 files to your computer and use .h264 to .avi (or other formats of your choice).I used Format Factory..

towolf
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Re: How do I view raspivid files on windows

Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:12 pm

err, maybe mine is newer. What about

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-vcodec copy

uraliss
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Re: How do I view raspivid files on windows

Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:45 pm

-vcodec copy

i seem to be getting somewhere with this in command. Thanks.
The video seems to be only about a second when it should have been 10... but i should be able to troubleshoot that from here.

thanks for the help guys

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