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How to play Swf files recovered from CCTV hdd ?

Deerajsingh
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I recovered some .swf format files from a cctv hdd. These files are not playable in any media player . Please help me with these files i need to extract a theft case footage.

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Topic starter Posted : 20/08/2020 10:29 am
watcher
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Have you tried the Adobe Flash Player?

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Posted : 20/08/2020 6:38 pm
jaclaz
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Try with VLC first thing:

https://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html

If it doesn't work you can try demuxing the files with ffmpeg, I presume you are in a situation similar to this one:

https://forum.videohelp.com/threads/394605-how-to-play-swf-files

jaclaz

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Posted : 20/08/2020 7:31 pm
Rich2005
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CCTV systems can be a pain in the backside and often have proprietary formats.

This is quite good and supports a wide variety of them: https://demux.co.uk/cctv-analysis-products/dvr-examiner/

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Posted : 21/08/2020 12:15 pm
armresl
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Posted by: @deerajsingh

I recovered some .swf format files from a cctv hdd. These files are not playable in any media player . Please help me with these files i need to extract a theft case footage.

Always start with the proprietary company and their software. 

Usually you can take a thumbdrive into the unit, format the dates, and download.
OR there is a viewer from a software site to view the files from.

One bad thing about the viewers is, sometimes they force you to look at very small boxes which if enlarged don't scale well.

 

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Posted : 22/08/2020 4:57 am
Deerajsingh
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@watcher i tried dozens of media player but they won't get played.

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Topic starter Posted : 22/08/2020 10:25 am
Deerajsingh
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@rich2005 yes dvr examiner is good one but it won't recognise the drive if its formatted in NTFS format.

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Topic starter Posted : 22/08/2020 10:27 am
Deerajsingh
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So finally Mycctv dvr recovery software came to help. I scanned the drive with this and don't no from where it found all the footage in .avi format. All other data recovery software's only found some . swf format files.

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Topic starter Posted : 22/08/2020 10:30 am
clldll
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Elecard can play them and

fonepaw video converter ultimate convert them all formats

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Posted : 22/08/2020 10:46 pm
Ajay201819
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@deerajsingh is this software is paid? 

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Posted : 29/09/2020 4:24 am
Govanni
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Posted by: @deerajsingh

I recovered some .swf format files from a cctv hdd. These files are not playable in any media player . Please help me with these files i need to extract a theft case footage.

Hey bro i am facing the same problem did you find any solutions or any alternative solutions to get deleted video files from cctv hdd 

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Posted : 21/07/2021 8:20 pm
nic
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@govanni You can check with MediaInfo ( https://mediaarea.net/de/MediaInfo) which format the video actually is. I've often seen plain H.264 / AVC streams without container so regular players do not know metadata like framerate etc.

With ffmpeg, it is possbile to embed this file into a container like MP4. For me, the following command works good:

.\ffmpeg.exe -framerate 15 -i "[path to the input file on your pc]" -c copy "[path to the desired output file on your pc, must end with .mp4]" -loglevel verbose -safe 0 -ignore_unknown

For example:

.\ffmpeg.exe -framerate 15 -i "C:\Users\nw\Desktop\camera_file.dv4" -c copy "C:\Users\nw\Desktop\output_file.mp4" -loglevel verbose -safe 0 -ignore_unknown

If this doesn't work, you can have a try with txMuxeR / tsMuxeRGUI. But please note that this may reduce the video quality while the "copy" command in ffmpeg doesn't touch the actual file.

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Posted : 04/08/2021 9:28 am
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