1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    I own a Note 8 and I want to know why the details in a particular video while it is played shows codec information as "unknown," while the EXIF data is correctly shows H264.

    I am asking because I think someone has altered the video in question.

    Any information would be helpful.
    11-12-2019 03:31 PM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
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    https://forums.androidcentral.com/sh...d.php?t=409154
    11-12-2019 04:03 PM
  3. mustang7757's Avatar
    Is this in the Samsung photo gallery u seeing this when playing back ?
    11-12-2019 04:04 PM
  4. Mhal201945's Avatar
    Is this in the Samsung photo gallery u seeing this when playing back ?
    Yes, I play the video in Samsung gallery and look at details while it is playing. It says Codec unknown.
    11-12-2019 04:35 PM
  5. mustang7757's Avatar
    Yes, I play the video in Samsung gallery and look at details while it is playing. It says Codec unknown.
    Hi welcome!
    Have you changed a setting in the camera app for video recording?
    11-12-2019 04:42 PM
  6. Mhal201945's Avatar
    Hi welcome!
    Have you changed a setting in the camera app for video recording?
    I have recently. I turned GPS coordinates on. However, other video taken that day do not have the unknown codec.
    11-12-2019 04:47 PM
  7. Mhal201945's Avatar
    Here is a screenshot of the file in question and another file for reference.
    Attached Thumbnails Why is there a discrepancy between codec information on Note 8?-screenshot_20191111-152254_video-player.jpg   Why is there a discrepancy between codec information on Note 8?-screenshot_20191111-151650_video-player.jpg  
    11-12-2019 04:55 PM
  8. Mhal201945's Avatar
    The video in question can be seen on YouTube

    There is a puppet looking thing in the upper right of the video. It appears to be a ghost. We did not see it in the room when we were there. I took the video. Found it when looking at video the next day. One theory is I think someone edited my video and is hoaxing me.
    11-12-2019 05:00 PM
  9. Galactic Zoo's Avatar
    Perhaps the file manager has trouble because there may be a minor problem with the file. If I was using a PC I would use one of many video analysers and rely on those results
    11-12-2019 05:01 PM
  10. Mhal201945's Avatar
    Perhaps the file manager has trouble because there may be a minor problem with the file. If I was using a PC I would use one of many video analysers and rely on those results
    Would you like the video? You can analyze it.
    11-12-2019 05:05 PM
  11. Mhal201945's Avatar
    11-12-2019 05:08 PM
  12. mustang7757's Avatar
    The video in question can be seen on YouTube

    There is a puppet looking thing in the upper right of the video. It appears to be a ghost. We did not see it in the room when we were there. I took the video. Found it when looking at video the next day. One theory is I think someone edited my video and is hoaxing me.
    I'm not seeing what you mean, but you can reset the camera app in settings of it and test again
    11-12-2019 05:10 PM
  13. Mhal201945's Avatar
    I'm not seeing what you mean, but you can reset the camera app in settings of it and test again
    It was on the local news. See this for a better explanation:

    https://www.valleynewslive.com/conte...564200231.html
    11-12-2019 05:20 PM
  14. Mhal201945's Avatar
    I'm not seeing what you mean, but you can reset the camera app in settings of it and test again
    Reset setting no change in unknown status.
    11-12-2019 05:22 PM
  15. mustang7757's Avatar
    Reset setting no change in unknown status.
    I'm not following unknown status ?
    11-12-2019 05:29 PM
  16. Rukbat's Avatar
    It was on the local news.
    Whether it was on th news or not, it's not on the video.
    11-12-2019 06:16 PM
  17. Mhal201945's Avatar
    I'm not following unknown status ?
    When I play the video and I look at the details the codecs are labeled unknown, unknown. They should read AAC, and h.264
    11-13-2019 05:45 PM
  18. mustang7757's Avatar
    When I play the video and I look at the details the codecs are labeled unknown, unknown. They should read AAC, and h.264
    That's strange, maybe clear data,cache, force stop the camera app
    11-13-2019 05:48 PM
  19. Mhal201945's Avatar
    The pertinent question is could someone have changed the EXIF data to read AAC, H.264, but the player recognizes that the codec is really unknown because the video has been secretly edited.
    That's strange, maybe clear data,cache, force stop the camera app
    11-14-2019 11:42 AM
  20. mustang7757's Avatar
    The pertinent question is could someone have changed the EXIF data to read AAC, H.264, but the player recognizes that the codec is really unknown because the video has been secretly edited.
    Things don't get edit by themselves , either user not knowing or apps or application on the phone can change these things
    11-14-2019 12:11 PM

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