Solved I have a file with the extension .h264. How to play it?

May 5, 2016 at 07:06:35
Specs: Windows 7
view h264 extensions . Currently unable to do so using vlc or any other app normally used for this purpose

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May 6, 2016 at 00:12:46
This might help:

http://www.stardot-tech.com/kb/inde...

That's for a particular video camera but the point is you need to enable/configure the VLC h264 video demuxer.

I think this runs it from a command/run line:

http://webcache.googleusercontent.c...

but it's an older posting. (Google cache because IE wasn't showing the direct link)

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#1
May 5, 2016 at 07:44:29
It's a long shot but try renaming the file extension to MP4 (or maybe .AVI or .MKV) and see if VLC then plays it. Strictly I don't think it should be a file extension but rather a codec.

And/or see this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Qm...

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#2
May 5, 2016 at 20:34:35
According to google, VLC will play those files:

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


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#3
May 5, 2016 at 22:21:19
It doesn't matter what extension the file has, VLC either does not recognise the media format or the file is corrupt.

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#4
May 6, 2016 at 00:12:46
✔ Best Answer
This might help:

http://www.stardot-tech.com/kb/inde...

That's for a particular video camera but the point is you need to enable/configure the VLC h264 video demuxer.

I think this runs it from a command/run line:

http://webcache.googleusercontent.c...

but it's an older posting. (Google cache because IE wasn't showing the direct link)

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#5
May 6, 2016 at 19:55:18
Try using a video converter to make the files playable. You can choose between loads of different formats with this freeware:

http://www.snapfiles.com/get/vv.html

Easy to use drag and drop UI.

If the software gives an error regarding the file that needs to be worked on it is probably corrupt.

Remember to keep the original file until you are satisfied with the outcome.


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#6
May 9, 2016 at 13:25:29
I discovered the how to's involved in playing this via VLC.
1. Tools -> preferences
2. change show settings (at bottom) from "simple" to "all"
3. go to Input&Codecs->Demuxers
4. click on Demuxers and then change Demux Module from Default to h264 Video Dem**
5. click SAVE

now go locate the file via MEDIA -> OPEN FILE and locate file and then play

That's it, worked perfectly...I think when you exit it goes back to default settings, but you can check that out yourself..that's it


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#7
May 9, 2016 at 14:36:24
That looks a lot like the information given in the YouTube link I posted in #1. Did you click it? The sound is a bit weak.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#8
May 12, 2016 at 08:08:53
I followed the instructions and everything worked perfectly.

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