vqc1 or vqc2 codec

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Ohhhhhh man!

I recorded a video years ago of my children dancing to a song. I used a super cheap “TwinkleCam” (it was good enough at the time).

When I upgraded my camera I gave the TwinkleCam to a friend. He soon reported troubles with it and tossed it... and the setup CD... in the trash!

When I returned to my video files... YIKES! They wouldn’t play! I’ve installed some TwinkleCam drivers I’ve found... but the files still would not play.

So: thanks for these codecs, dudes!!! I just plugged it in and: Boom! my kids from 5 years ago are jumping around like silly imps. My wife’ll be brought to tears when she sees this!

Thanks again!!

BobSongs reply

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Wow, the link still works!!!
http://www.geocities.com/smbaker01/VQC.html

Thanks SMB!

I only have this one 10 second video file.
(Several years back, 2000' on a PII with the kodak 325)

I find this will play on my P3 with XP, using WMP Real and GOM (reads as an avi file), but it won’t play on Quicktime or VLC.


Here’s the question.
Is there a free Video Converter that will take the AVI and convert it to a Mpeg or something?

Here’s the problem.
I downloaded and tried “Any Video Converter”, but it didn’t work.
I was able to convert an AVI “photo” taken back then to a WMV though.
But again, the movie clip shows up as a VQC1.

I have just picked up a new lowend laptop (Dell Studio 15 with Vista).
I’d like to transfer and share this video to my family without having to give a codec to everyone on their various systems.

Thanks for any input! reply

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Hi all....I’m also stuck with VQC2 and I did what you said...but it seems that only VQC1 was installed...is that bacause I have Windows Vista?

Any advice will be truly appreciated

Thank you reply

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Hey, I realy need that codec. I just found some old files from when I had a webcam and it is saying i need vqc2. The line no longer works :( in the above post. If anyone had the zip that I can download somewhere that would be great. reply

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The link in this post no longer works. Does anyone have this codec? reply

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I have the file, I can send it to someone who can post it somewhere for others to download. I’ll check back soon. reply

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can you email me your vqc1 and/or vqc2 video file (not the codec, but the video file)?
my email is patriotact@gmail.com

i want to send it to mplayer/ffmpeg developers so they can fix it too

or if you know ftp you can upload it to ftp://upload.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/incoming/

for the codec, you will just need vqdecode.dll

The file you want to grab is vqdecode.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.VQC2' without quotes. Then double click it, and for value, put “vqdecode.dll” without quotes. Your VQC2 files should be playable.

you can find that dll here (note: i havent tested it either):
http://members.driverguide.com/driver/detail.php?driverid=334738&action=filfo

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compn wrote:
can you email me your vqc1 and/or vqc2 video file (not the codec, but the video file)?
my email is patriotact@gmail.com

i want to send it to mplayer/ffmpeg developers so they can fix it too

or if you know ftp you can upload it to ftp://upload.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/incoming/

for the codec, you will just need vqdecode.dll

The file you want to grab is vqdecode.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.VQC2' without quotes. Then double click it, and for value, put “vqdecode.dll” without quotes. Your VQC2 files should be playable.

you can find that dll here (note: i havent tested it either):
http://members.driverguide.com/driver/detail.php?driverid=334738&action=filfo

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Thank you SO MUCH for this codec and instructions. I have been trying to get these videos to work for over 6 years since I got rid of one of my previous computers. The videos are all 10 years old and are of my children when they were very young.

Many thanks again.

Mikey from Brighton reply

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I made a CD of vids of my kids and included the DVC325 setup files so that I would be able to play them later. I didn’t realize the damn drivers wouldn’t install unless you actually plugged in the camera. So, I felt pretty dumb about not being able to play these files.

Thanks for saving me. reply

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i’d still like to get these codecs to the ffmpeg and mplayer developers so we can kill these codecs once and for all. if anyone has a file they want to share, please upload it to ftp://upload.mplayerhq.hu/incoming or email it to me patriotact@gmail.com thank you. reply

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Geoff neiald it: the prevailing mindset is providing feedback to our staff or even to our peers. But how many of those in positions of authority TRULY seek and desire honest and frank feedback from their direct reports? I would suggest, not very many. reply

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the vcq1/vcq2 codec files have been mirrored here:

http://samples.mplayerhq.hu/drivers32/new/VQC1/
http://samples.ffmpeg.org/drivers32/new/VQC1/ reply

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