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#240325 2-Sep-2018 10:39
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 My Outback Cam has audio recording, can anyone tell me whether I need to have a photo programme that will specifically 'pick up' on the audio to hear it or would a prog. like  PhotoPad Image Editor be enough.

 

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  #2082701 2-Sep-2018 10:56
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I assume this is some sort of trail camera? In which case it likely takes jpeg stills (no audio) as well as short videos. The videos should be able to be played in most media players, but VLC will play almost anything you throw at it.

 

The stills will not have audio, but if you set it up correctly you should get some audio with your short videos.


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  #2082703 2-Sep-2018 10:59
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Your question is vague - if you're trying to open media files on your computer then maybe VLC (https://videolan.org/vlc) will do it.

 

Else, please provide more information.





 
 
 
 


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  #2082732 2-Sep-2018 12:45
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rscole86:

 

I assume this is some sort of trail camera? In which case it likely takes jpeg stills (no audio) as well as short videos. The videos should be able to be played in most media players, but VLC will play almost anything you throw at it.

 

The stills will not have audio, but if you set it up correctly you should get some audio with your short videos.

 

 

thanks for that. I downloaded VLC but a message says it can't open the audio file.


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  #2082740 2-Sep-2018 13:11
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is this the swan model? ring 0800 479 266


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  #2083053 3-Sep-2018 10:17
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MadEngineer:

 

is this the swan model? ring 0800 479 266

 

 

Yes, thanks for that, I'll give them a call.


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  #2083184 3-Sep-2018 12:49
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Fern:

 

rscole86:

 

I assume this is some sort of trail camera? In which case it likely takes jpeg stills (no audio) as well as short videos. The videos should be able to be played in most media players, but VLC will play almost anything you throw at it.

 

The stills will not have audio, but if you set it up correctly you should get some audio with your short videos.

 

 

thanks for that. I downloaded VLC but a message says it can't open the audio file.

 

 

It is an MRL file that won't open with VLC, so now looking for a prog. that will open it.


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  #2083228 3-Sep-2018 13:58
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Something isn't right here. Your camera will record video/audio too an avi file.
Are you seeing files with a .mrl extension?

Did you speak to Swann?

 
 
 
 


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  #2083250 3-Sep-2018 14:39
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Yes I noticed AV1 files so it's odd that there is this problem. I read where the Firewall may be blocking the programme, but nothing there. The file is MRL , apparently it's not unusual to have this problem, the 'trick' is to find the prog. that opens that file.

 

 


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  #2083258 3-Sep-2018 14:54
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Don't forget, if you record voice on a security camera you need to be there. In other words it is an offence to covertly record a conversation you were not part of. So in normal circumstances you would need to disable the audio feature.

 

 





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  #2083285 3-Sep-2018 15:10
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No I'm not recording a voice/es or conversation. The audio is required by the police, it is all totally legal.


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  #2083286 3-Sep-2018 15:15
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avi and av1 are not the same thing, but both are supported by VLC.
Does the camera come with its own video playback software?

Your firewall should not be an issue here, I assume you are copying the video off the camera onto your computer and then trying to play it?

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  #2083580 4-Sep-2018 09:35
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No software came with the outback cam. At this stage I just want to view the audio file which is MRL file, VLC is unable to open. I'm ringing Swann, they should have an answer to it, surely.


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