Evidential Export, Playback, Investigation and Presentation.

In the world of surveillance video, thousands of competing formats and players exist to make the life of an investigator increasingly more difficult. My EEPIP training model is designed to assist when working within the four stages of a video case. The sharing of information here is designed to help in establishing an appropriate route to dealing with the video and promote discussion on why a program has been developed in such a way. If you need further assistance, check out my services at forensicvideo.training by using the banner link below.

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UK VEA Usergroup

The subjects of CCTV Investigation and EEPIP promote a lot of discussion. To assist, the UK Video Examiners Usergroup is dedicated to the subject. This secure and closed on-line community group is still in its infancy.

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29 comments on “Welcome!

  1. I have an acquaintance (attorney) who has some surveillance video that is crucial to his case. The disc that the material is archived on is a BKPlayer — got to your website looking for info on sff files. This has been immensely helpful. Thanks so much for sharing the information!

  2. Thank you for every other fantastic post. Where else could anyone get that type of info in such a perfect approach
    of writing? I’ve a presentation subsequent week, and I am at the search for such information.

  3. I need some help with some video that will not play. The Video was put on a CD about a year ago. The player is the Backup player version Single showing at a time. The error message is, “An unknonw error occurred while accessing an unnamed file.” Any help would be appreciated.

  4. Thank you for the IMM5 codec and SMPlayer! Your site has been a wealth of information. I do video conversions for an insurance company, and have had to deal with a bajillion formats over the last 9 years. The IMM5 situation was stumping me, but I was able to complete the job with information found here. So thank you!

  5. You sir are amazing, some how you are the only person with a properly working tool for IRF files … I am converting a file that i totally thought was corrupt or lost, our converter from our CCTV provider is TOTALLY out of date, but you saved the day! Thanks a million!!

  6. Hi! Really good and awesome with ffmpeg and cctv codecs, specially with imm4. Only a advise, the box.net shared files are out (no bandwith). Another share files system to download IMM4-5-6.zip? Thanks!

  7. Hi, I am very unfamiliar with this stuff and am having trouble figuring it all out. Basically I need to edit an ssf file video but cannot figure out how to convert it to avi or any other editable format. When I open the bkplayer that was included on the flash drive given to me there’s no option that I can find to do this and I feel overwhelmed after google searching for a while. Any help would be appreciated, thanks!

    • It’s not surprising you are overwhelmed – bkplayer and SSF files can be a real pain in the backside! If you search my site (search bar at top right) for bkplayer and SSF, you will see that I have four pages. Each page deals with a different version. If you find the version that you have, and you are still having problems – place a comment on that page detailing your issue.
      If you have a different version of the bkplayer then your first option is to navigate the software and locate the ‘save as avi’ button. I think all the versions dealt with here, have that button somewhere.

      WARNING: Many of the save functions change the video. Everything from codec to frame rate. This can be damaging and its up to you on how far you go before you seek further help.

      If you get to that ‘help required’ stage then visit my professional services site at http://www.forensicvideo.training and drop me an email.

  8. Hello, I have a surveillance video on DVD. the file says bkplayer.exe but I cannot run it on win7. When I double click, I get an error stating “The program can’t start because aADPCMv2.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem. Help, please…

    • Just on the extension, it’s a bit hard to determine any definite process. Did it come with anything else, say a player etc…
      If it came with Bkplayer then one of the processes used with my bkplayer articles may assist.
      If not then this may be a raw extract from Samsung. If so, those need some considerable work to piece together. Let me know a few more details and we can assess next steps!

  9. Just wanted to thank you for putting together such great software. The Mplayer has been incredibly helpful in frame extraction and in playing DRM’ed IMM5 and IMM4 videos. Really appreciate you putting these apps and codecs together!

  10. Dave,
    I have seen you have a codec/player link for IMM5 & IMM6 AVI’s, however its in the hidden part of this website, and accessing is with password only. Can I ask to join please?

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