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Solved DVR file play problem

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by Mad2die, Feb 4, 2020.

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  1. Mad2die

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    Hey guys,
    I have a .DVR file downloaded on my PC that I am trying to play. I have gotten it to work on VCL player but there is no sound. Any help about another program that will play this type of file or why I am not getting any sound? I have a PC and a Chromebook that I can download the file on, but have not been able to find a media player that plays it back with audio. Thank you all so much for your help. Blessings,
    Maddie
     
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    Where did you get this .dvr file? I haven't heard of that format as a legitimate video format.
     
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    I am a transcriptionist and one of my clients sent me this file,It which is why the audio is so important. :) It is from a police surveillance recording. I am open to trying to convert it too but have no idea how to do that.
     
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    It may need propriety software. When I worked in security, most of the video I dealt with had no audio.
     
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    Thank you for your experiential knowledge. :) Yes, my client who sent it to me said the audio worked fine for them. Sorry, could you explain more about proprietary software and what that means?
     
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    Ask the client what program he/she uses to "play" the .DVR file. You might need to install a special program.
     
  7. Mad2die

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    Great idea. :) Thank you.
     
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    It is very likely proprietary software which was provided with the hardware.
     
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    Thank you so much for your reply. :) Does that means I would need the software that the video was created with to play it?
     
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    Correct. Unless they the client can confirm the program they use is a more common app like VLC or Windows Media Player, you will need the specific software.
     
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    Thank you so much! :) I really appreciate your time and help.
     
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