FOURCC VDEC

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i just can´t play fourcc vdec file! the extension is AVI.. please... i have this file since 1997 and i havent seen it since this time! can u believe it?
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That’s the videc codec from connectix (later acquired by logitech). If you google for videc.exe you get a few hits for the decompressor. Here are some
http://www.seismo.unr.edu/ftp/pub/pc/
http://gd.tuwien.ac.at/hw-related/logitech/techsupport/quickcam/color/
http://ftp.k2.net/misc/drivers/Connectix/

The problem with this is it’s a 16-bit codec (like ATI VCR-1 or intel indeo 2.1), so it may only decompress under windows 95 and 98.
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I’m another unlucky owner of those Connectix QuickCam.
Me too I have the same problem, Mitsui.
I have a video file of my daughter since year 2000 and I can’t see it since then.

I refuse to delete it and has been with me for 10 years.
I’ve changed computers many times, I’ve even changed the country where I live, but that file is still with me waiting for a hope to recover it one day and seeing again my daughter on her second day of life.

I tried everything but nothing works.
- Different media players
- Many codec packs
- I even have the original Connectix QuickCam setup files but it’s a buggy software and as there’s no QuickCam connected it displays many errors and doesn’t becomes functional.
- I installed the drivers linked by anonymous without res ults.

Anyone has an idea of how can I see this movie? reply

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Zabalero, I’ll be glad to upload a virtual machine and some instructions on converting your video if you need it. It’s time-consuming to build, so you’ll have to let me know if you need it. See http://www.moviecodec.com/video-codecs/help-with-aura-1-codec-61030/

P.S: It’s weird seeing my post from before I became a member (#2) being bumped. reply

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Flashback time!!
I’ve lost track of this thread but now, 2 years later (and still trying to solve this), I found it again.
I’ll bookmark it so I don’t loose it again because message notifications are sent to a mail I don’t use it anymore and can’t change my mail settings here.

Thanks Anonymous, for your answer.
In this time I’ve tried many things.
I created a virtual machine wIth Windows 98, and I installed the original software of the Connectix Quickcam.
I run the software, and when I try to Play the video it says there’s no Connectix Quickcam connected, and refuses to play it.
I don’t have that camera anymore and it seems that without the camera it doesn’t want to play any video.
Does it sounds familiar to you? Any idea on how to solve it?


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I just happened to come across your post because I started up an old Windows 98 PC today and found an avi file on it from a QuickCam recording. My Windows 7 PC wouldn’t open the “VDEC” codec (even VLC! ;-)) I went back to the Win98 pc and ran QuickCam software and got the same message. I just happened to have the camera still so I plugged it into the old PC and it worked. I opened the compressed file and then used “Save As” and saved it as an uncompressed video. I Gmailed it to myself (since there was no other easy way to get 2.7 MB off the Win98 PC) and it worked. You definitely need an old QuickCam. And Win98 and the QC software would have to be running on a PC with a parallel port to plug the camera into. If you have that it should work. Alternately you could gmail me a file and I could uncompress it, Zip it and send it back to you. reply

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I have the same problem. Would you be willing to save the file for me? My 26 year old was only 8 years old at the time of this video and I would love to have it in an updated format to play on windows 7. I just got rid of my connectix camera within the last couple of years and I regret it now.

Please let me know if I can send it to you.

Thanks. reply

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By the way, I was able to set up a virtual box win98 machine and install the videc and quickcam software. I just clicked no when the software asked me if I wanted to use the parallel port and I was able to open and play the video just fine. Just can’t get it on the newer technology. If Zabalero needs my vdi file, I will gladly send it. reply

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Thanks Juanita for your kind offer.
It would be great to try your VDI and see what happens.
Probably you have a different software version of Connectix QuickCam software.
Mine forces me to have the camera connected, even to play a video, and if I cancel, the program closes.

Also, if you have problems converting your video, I can help you with a media capturing software I have, to convert your movie in a WMVV or a DivX or XVid video.

Please send me the links to the VDI and your video if you need help with it, and we can help each other.

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Thanks Zabalero. I will send the file to you. It does not look as though I can attach it here. I will need an address. Also, did you ever send the video file to rickncn? Did he convert it? I have been looking for an old camera as I gave mine away some years ago. reply

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i’d like to get VDEC support into ffmpeg so no one has to create a virtual win95 machine again.

if anyone has a video they can share, you can email the video to me compn@ffmpeg.org thanks. reply

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I found the 32-bit version of videc VFW decoder, and verified it can be used on Windows 8. It’s found in the Connectix drivers for Windows NT 4.0.
It can be downloaded here
http://www.mediafire.com/download/6xh17szetrn3ge7/videc32.zip
When using 32-bit Windows, copy videc32.dll to C:\windows\system32 and run videc_32bitOS.reg to register the codec.
When using 64-bit Windows, copy videc32.dll to C:\windows\Syswow64, and run videc_64bitOS.reg to register the codec.
I was able to use it with VirtualDub 32 bit, but had to set the colorspace manually to rgb555le (16-bit). In Video->Color Depth->Decompression format, set “16 bit RGB (555)". reply

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Wonderful! The video works, but I have no audio. Do you know how to get the audio to play? reply

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