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Hi there, I've recently purchased a DVK 808 spy camera, I found

a review of the camera on Youtube.

The problem I'm having is that sometimes the camera captures

excellent film but on other occasions (increasing), Windows Media Player

cannot open the AVI file ... the format the camera shoots film in.


I also have Virtualdub and it opens the file when there is a problem but

it informs that there is a "broken index" or something like that and

then it proceeds to "rebuild" the clip but only does so to approx 70%

of the clip.


I have downloaded two other programs to try and "fix" the problem

like AVImedic and Divfix but they are pretty much useless and don't

get the job done at all.


My question is this ... what causes the Index files to be broken ?

The camera is fully charged ... the space on the memory card is more

than sufficient, so what gives ?


Thanks so much for any advice ... cheers.




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Does it use memory cards? if so I'd try a different one in there, if it doesn't or that doesn't fix it then I'd return it. Broken Indexes are usually the result of bad encoding or corruption. 



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First of all thanks for the reply ...


It does use an external SD memory card but not anything "on board" or part of

the device.

I had a similair problem with the first device (this is the second one after exchange).

But I'm still using the SAME SD card, so perhaps that's where the problem has been

all along.

Thanks a million for the insight I'll try using a different SD card.




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Might it be after reaching 4GB of size? 32 bit systems are not cappable to handle files larger than 4GB. A shot into the blue, you most likely already know.

Edited by tortured Tomato, 16 March 2013 - 09:07 AM.

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