[FFmpeg-user] Brute-force decoding

Laurence Perkins (OE) lperkins at openeye.net
Sat May 31 00:51:07 CEST 2014

On Fri, 2014-05-30 at 21:44 +0000, Carl Eugen Hoyos wrote:
> Laurence Perkins (OE <lperkins <at> openeye.net> writes:
> > I've been asked to recover the contents of a disk full 
> > of video files where the header information was stored 
> > separately from the video data. Unfortunately the 
> > header files are not recoverable, although most of the
> > video files are.
> What kind of files are that?
> I don't know of a format supported by FFmpeg that stores 
> the header information in separate files (except vobsub).
> Carl Eugen

I'm pretty sure they're going to be raw H.264 streams.  That's what the
other recorders in this line use.  But this one is an oddball (which is
why I can't just chunk the data into a different recorder and tell it to
recover) so I can't be sure.

I know the recorder uses ffmpeg for various tasks internally though,
which is why I'm starting with that.

My apologies if I'm misusing terms.  I'm not normally a video guy, I'm
just the closest thing to a data recovery specialist available for this


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