Enabling MPEG-4 start code lookup offset for OTN MVIDIPv4 units - Security Center

Security Center Video Unit Configuration Guide

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MVIDIPv4 units sometimes develop offset start codes in the MPEG-4 video stream. As a solution, the MPEG-4 start code lookup value must be increased so that the video stream will be found in Security Center.

What you should know

The MPEG-4 start code lookup advanced setting must be modified on the Client and Server machines for proper archiving and video decoding.


  1. From the Video task in Config Tool, select the Archiver to configure.
  2. Click the Resources tab.
  3. In the Resources tab, click Advanced settings.
  4. In the Advanced settings dialog box, click Additional settings.
  5. In the Additional settings dialog box, click .
  6. In the Name column, type Mpeg4DemuxStartCodeLook.
  7. In the Value column, type 100.
  8. Click Close.
  9. In the Advanced settings dialog box, click OK > Apply.
  10. When you are asked to restart the Archiver, click Yes.