Playback not working
- This topic is empty.
- You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
Security Camera & Video Surveillance Blog
Security Camera, Video Surveillance System, CCTV Articles & Videos
Home > CCTV Security Camera & Video Surveillance System Forums > JPEG2000 DVR Support > Playback not working
Have you tried reformatting the Hard Drive?
Yes I did (maybe 4 or 5 times).
I have also tried to boot in playback mode only (press Play during boot) but still not able to play anything out of the hard drive.
I actually remember that the first time playback failed, the date on the hard drive indicated ???/???/1996. When attempting to playback, it briefly shows 00/00/1996, which is an invalid date and possibly the cause of the playback issue. But the invalid date comes back to normal after a reformatting.
After I rebooted in playback mode only (as explained above), and rebooted again to go back to normal mode, the HDD status (shown from menu) now indicates ???/???/1996 again.
I switched the DVR into continuous recording hoping that the invalid date would be overwritten when the recording will start over from the beginning.
Any other ideas will be very much appreciated.
Have you tried replacing the Hard Drive?
Not yet. Will try soon and will let you know if it helps.
I removed my 2 HDDs out of my DVR and connected them to a regular PC, at least to verify if they are recognized properly. Actually, both HDDs are recognized but no partition is allocated. Do they need to be formatted? (to FAT for example)
OK, I tried another HDD and it's worst than before now. I no longer can boot the system, it keeps beeping, then restart. Power cycling the DVR 4 or 5 times, I can boot a bit further but it reboots after a short while.
Any idea? Is there any key press combination to reset all system errors at boot time?
Typically the HDD does need to be formatted to FAT 32 but it may vary depending on the DVR. Does the DVR boot if you remove the HDD completely?
No, it doesn't boot even if HDD is unplugged.
Now I've sent it to a repair shop and will see if they have more luck.
Join our email list to receive notifications when we post new articles and videos.
Looking for the best mobile apps and desktop software to remotely view your security cameras? Please take a look at these apps for Viewtron CCTV DVRs, Viewtron IP camera NVRs, and Viewtron network IP cameras. These apps support live security camera viewing as well as recorded video surveillance playback from remotely over the Internet.
Check out this demo of the Viewtron surveillance DVR. The user interface is so simple to use. You can watch more Viewtron video demos here.
Check out this demo using on of our new Viewtron AI security cameras. These IP cameras have built-in artificial intelligence functions for car detection, people detection, face match detection, facial recognition, license plate recognition (LPR), and automatic number plate recognition, ANPR) .
You can watch more videos using Viewtron AI security cameras here.
You can read all of our blog posts, watch video demos, and access our installer tools in the FREE CCTV Camera Pros Mobile App.
Download CCTV Camera Pros iOS App