Codec VQJ9

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I isntalled VideoInspector to know what codec is missing for a perfect view of a file....It says it´s Codec VQJ9...I try to download it through the program but it says it cant find it... :(

I saw a thread with this problem before....Anyone could help me?

Thanks in advance :) reply


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i found a codec that is very very close

ORite VQ-780 camera
SMART-CAM.780 DUAL MODE CAMERA
http://driveragent.com/archive/3549/

but its for VQJ8 ... not VQJ9
system.ini,drivers32,,“VIDC.VQJ8=VQ780dec.dll" reply

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Your rebumping this dead thread rekindled my interest in it. I think I found the codec. I don’t have samples to test, so any tester feel free to report your results.

The VQJ9 codec is bundled with the Creative PC-CAM 350.
The driver for the camera can be downloaded here:
http://support.creative.com/downloads/download.aspx?nDownloadId=7110

The installation program will NOT install the codec if the camera is not detected, so you have to do it manually.
When you run the installation program, it will extract files to a folder named PC-CAM350. Just open My Computer, go to C: and you should see it.
The file you want to grab is P1060dec.dll. Copy that file to your C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32 (Windows XP, Vista 32-bit) or C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32 (Windows 2000, NT 4) folder.
Then run the registry editor: click start, run, then type regedit and press enter. Navigate to the key
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Drivers32
Make sure Drivers32 is highlighted on the left. Click on edit, new string value. For name, put “VIDC.VQJ9” without quotes. Then double click it, and for value, put “P1060dec.dll” without quotes. Your VQJ9 files should be playable. If not, then go back to the C:\PC-CAM350 and copy ALL the files to your SYSTEM32 folder (basically it means it needs other files in order to do decoding - but I couldn’t tell you which one; grabbing them all ensures they’re all there).

If anyone needs instructions for Windows 95/98/Me, or a Vista or XP 64-bit, just reply to this thread and I’ll provide further instructions. reply

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i like to bump the old threads. sometimes it gives me ideas. and i do not want these codecs to rot! :)

after looking at VQJ8 and VQJ9 i figured there would be more of these related webcam codecs...

google tells me the following exist:
“VIDC.VQJ1=V1300dec.dll”
“VIDC.VQJ3=MS631dec.dll”
“VIDC.VQJP=vq680dec.dll”
“VIDC.VQJM=V1301DEC.DLL”
“VIDC.VQJC=PD016dec.dll”
“VIDC.VQJA=VQ68Adec.dll”
“VIDC.VQJK=DC31DEC.dll" reply

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similar viewquest camera codecs to above list:
“VIDC.VQC1=vqdecode.dll”
“VIDC.VQC2=vqdecode.dll”
“VIDC.VQC3=VQ2101d.dll”
“VIDC.VQC4=VQ318DEC.dll”
“VIDC.VQC5=V1310dec.dll”
“VIDC.VQC6=V2210dec.dll”
“VIDC.VQC7=Pd023dec.dll" reply

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Please disregard the Anonymous post I made earlier... I fat fingered the keyboard and now it sits there and doesn’t make sense. Below is my completed spell checked post.

HERE IS A STEP BY STEP GUIDE ON RECOVERING YOUR CREATIVE LABS OBSOLETE CODEC CREATED AVI VIDEO.

If you’re like me, you had one of the early Creative Labs PC-CAM devices (or similar device). Unfortunately, Creative decided to create a proprietary codec and then drop any and all support for them, there are quite a few of them (some examples are: VQJ1, VQJ3, VQJP, VQJM, VQJC, VQJA, VQJK, VQC1, VQC2, VQC3, VQC4, VQC5, VQC6 and VQC7) Here’s a little secret... they’re all EXACTLY the same !! weird huh ?

STEP 1
Download and install K-Lite codec pack FULL and a program called XVI32 and the codec itself.

K-Lite does not come with the actual codec, instead it gives you two tools you will need to use to complete this task.

Once K-Lite is installed, you should have in your start menu, 2 applications that we are going to use. Windows Media Player Classic and G-Spot.

Window Media Player Classic allows you to open any file regardless of the media rights and other crap that the newer versions prohibit or complicate. If the codec is listed in a certain part of the registry, and the codec itself is installed in the right directory, this player will force itself to try to decode the file and play it for you.

The second is G-Spot, it doesn’t care if the video is broken or the codec is not installed, it just reads the tags in a video file and tells you the codec you need to play it.

You will need one more application called “XVI32”. This is a HEX editor (you do NOT need to know ANYTHING about HEX, you just need to know how to follow instructions).

GET KLITE CODEC PACK HERE: http://www.free-codecs.com/download_soft.php?d=5562&s=775
GET XVI32 HERE: http://www.handshake.de/user/chmaas/delphi/download/xvi32.zip

I promise this is NOT hard !!

The third and last thing you will need is a codec that will work and is still downloadable.

Creative Labs has a version of this codec called “VQJ9” but it comes in a package.

DOWNLOAD THE CODEC PACKAGE HERE: http://support.creative.com/downloads/download.aspx?nDownloadId=7110


STEP 2
Install the codec package. You cannot actually install it fully without the camera, but thats ok, we just need the files inside. Run the file and a folder will be created call “C:\PC-CAM350”. End the installation if you need to, just as long as we have this folder and the files inside it, we’re golden.

Open the folder. Now copy the file “p1060dec.dll” and paste it in “c:\Windows\system32” (this works for Windows 2000, ME, XP, VISTA and Windows 7).

Now click “START”, then click “RUN” (if you do not have the RUN command in your start menu, you must add it first by right clicking the start button and “customizing” the menu to include “RUN”).
Once the RUN feild appears, type “REGEDIT”. When the registry opens up, go to “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWSNT\CURRENTVERSION\DRIVERS32” You will see a bunch of “strings” on the right side that start with “VIDC."

Right click to create a new “String” called “VIDC.VQJ9”. Once it’s created, double click on it and add the value “p1060dec.dll” (don’t worry, it knows where to look to find the file, you should have pasted it into the system32 folder by now). YOU DO NOT HAVE TO RESTART THE COMPUTER.

Now, close the registry and run Start -> All Programs (or “Programs” for XP/2000/ME users) -> K-Lite Codec Pack -> G-Spot.

Once G-Spot opens, open up your video and give it a few seconds to read through the file. In a small field you will see a four character codec listed (i.e. V Q C 6 or V Q C 7 etc)) Make sure that the codec listed matches one of the codecs I listed in the beginning of this guide or else I cannot guarantee that this process will work.

All we are doing here is verifying that the codec is one of the ones I listed, if it is... we’re done with G-Spot.

Write down the four character codec because we will need to type it into one of the downloaded applications later on.


STEP 3
Now that the registry has the codec information and the decoder is copied into the system32 folder, we can start hacking the video and making it do our bidding muaahahahahahaaaa... all kidding aside, this next step is really cool.

Basically what we have done so far is told Windows Media Player that if it wants to play a video that’s been compressed using the VQJ9 algorithm, it has to use the decoder p1060dec.dll to do it. But now we have to change the video from whatever codec it has now, into a VQJ9 video. It’s really easy.

Open the application XVI32.

Load up the video into it.

Notice there are 2 columns, one is in jibberish (also called HEX).
The other column to the right is also jibberish but some of it is actually readable.

Click “Search”, then click “Replace”, then (in the “Find” feild) type the four character codec I asked you to write down, this is not cap sensitive so don’t worry about the caps.

Now type (in the “Replace with” feild) the characters “VQJ9”, then click “Replace All”. Depending on the size of the video, you could have thousands of tag points that will get replaced.

NOW CLICK SAVE !!!!!! <-- Important step :)

Now close the XVI32 editor.

Go to Start -> All Programs (or Programs for you XP/2000/ME users) -> K-Lite Codec Pack -> Media Player Classic

Once it opens, open your video.

HOLY PIECE OF JUNK CODEC BATMAN !!! IT WORKS !!

LAST STEP !!!!!! GET A GOOD FREE CONVERTER AND CONVERT IT TO A MORE SUITABLE FILE WITH A MORE COMMON CODEC.
This way, when you upgrade your computer, or it crashes... you will not have to do this all over again.


PEACE OUT !! TELL ME IF THIS WORKED FOR YOU slipdipidis1975@aol.com reply


For windows 10, you a have a solution? reply

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