.BIX File Extension

Kodicom Video File

Video File
The .BIX file format is a video format used by Kodicom's closed circuit TV (CCTV) recorders. This format may also be created using the PC DVR software from Kodicom.

The .BIX file format is thought to contain video information, whereas the accompanying .BOX file(s) contain audio data. The TechJunkies i3 DVR software is known to be able to play both the audio and video files created by the Kodicom DVR.






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    lalansingh
    2007-07-23 01:11:40
    #1
    i want to open file with extension bix & box video file.pl suggest for software .
    how to play a .box file?
    2007-09-10 02:56:18
    #2
    please help me in opening a .box file because i am using dvr net software and cant delete old and un necessary files and recordings...
    ZEYAD HABASH
    2007-09-23 03:09:20
    #3
    please help me in opening a .box file because i am using dvr net software and cant delete old and un necessary files and recordings...

    i want to open file with extension bix & box video file.pl suggest for software .
    TRGOPAL
    2008-01-09 05:09:48
    #4
    I want to open file with extension bix & box video file.pl suggest for software or convertor for to change this to AVI or like
    hassan
    2008-01-20 14:55:52
    #5
    Hi
    I have the same prblem as you .
    please email me if you found the answer.
    thanks
    rajesh
    2008-02-09 00:08:00
    #6
    I want to open file with extension bix & box video file. Please suggest software & we want bix & box to mpeg,avi file convertor.
    HongetB
    2008-02-13 19:54:47
    #7
    Hi all,
    Is there no one out there who can help us out here?
    It important for me to be able to view these files as I need them as evidence in court. Pls help!!!
    Thanks n regards
    Johan Botha
    2008-03-04 12:46:52
    #8
    Desperately need to open bix and box files on dvr software, can u guys help me
    pradeep
    2008-04-17 03:05:16
    #9
    I want to open file with extension bix & box video file. Please suggest some software.
    subhash singh
    2008-05-19 04:32:23
    #10
    i want to open the bix & box video file. Please suggest some software
    UMESH R SUTAR
    2008-06-13 06:59:13
    #11
    I am using izen DVr and I need to view the recorded files which cant be open in the same izen software.
    please suggest what can I do to view the files.

    Warm Regards,
    Umesh
    Devanand
    2008-06-18 08:40:23
    #12
    Hi all,
    I want to open file with extension bix & box video file. Please suggest software & we want bix & box to mpeg,avi file convertor.
    Is there no one out there who can help us out here?
    It is important for me to be able to view these files as I need them as evidence in court. Pls help!!!
    Guy Mees
    2008-06-27 02:01:40
    #13
    To All,

    The bix and box files can be opened with a software called 'diginet center'. With this software you can view the images stored in these files BUT you also need some other files. They are very important for the retrieval of the video. These files are called ksinfo, time.inx, motion.inx etc....

    Without these files I do not know any other method of opening them. So if you only have the bix and box files there is no way know to me to open them.

    Hope this helps!

    Regards,
    Guy
    CRTT
    2008-08-12 18:03:17
    #14
    To All,

    Try with "TechJunkies-i3-DVR" program.

    Good Luck!
    Rambilas
    2008-09-07 19:15:06
    #15
    I am using izen DVr and I need to view the recorded files which cant be open in the same izen software.
    please suggest what can I do to view the files.

    Warm Regards,
    Rambilas
    2008-09-07 19:15:26
    #16
    I am using izen DVr and I need to view the recorded files which cant be open in the same izen software.
    please suggest what can I do to view the files.

    Warm Regards,
    Rambilas
    Aleksandar
    2008-09-12 03:36:33
    #17
    Using dvrnet,it's resting itself.what can be the problem?
    rAMBILAS
    2008-09-15 10:38:29
    #18
    How could we made a dvd or cd for the backup data to run on dvd playeer.
    gul Hassan
    2008-09-22 13:58:42
    #19
    How could we made a dvd or cd for the backup data of bix box extension file to run on dvd player
    kenchin
    2009-03-23 22:41:08
    #20
    i want to open bix and box file what player i can use to run this video format?
    FranciscoNET
    2010-02-22 20:06:28
    #21
    That's why you cannot use and rely on DVR Software that records only using proprietary formats.

    At my place I have a DVR Server, and at first I purchased a DVR card called AV-8008 from EsunStar, Inc because it records in full D1 resolutions (704x576 pixels) and when the card came, it came with a proprietary software that recorded the videos into *.DVR format.

    When the issue arrived that I needed to retrieve the recordings I had trouble too vith the *.dvr video files as I wanted to convert them into a playable DVD. In this case, the software came with a player, by using the player I was able to load up the .dvr file and the player would play it (which means I would have to take my laptop with me to court to play back this video instead of a DVD Video!), but sometimes it would crash like in random, and the bad news is that there wasn't any other player but this crappy buggy software that was capable of playing these *.dvd software.

    Ah, the other thing is, the software server came with support to convert the *.dvr into an *.avi that windows media player could open, and any other standard software, BUT the converted AVI file plays at 32x super fast speed, and at crappy 160x120 resolutions, and there was no way of setting a resolution and speed for the resulting converted file, as the "converter" had no choice and there was no "configuration" file that I could edit to change this! So Higher D1 quality videos could only be played back with the stupid *.dvr file along with a laptop that needed to be carried around.

    So, proprietary software severely crippled my PC DVR as I had a truck load of software that I could have used to create DVD playable videos in professional Studio grade had this software recorded in standard industry file format(s), but NO...it only could do proprietary, what a stupid piece of crap this software/card was!!

    After this incident I decided that I wasn't going to deal with software that recorded with any proprietary video formats. My first move was googling for a compatible software that would work with my card that would record in open video format, then I emailed the vendor requesting for a software that would record using open *.AVI or *.MPG format, that failed because I was able to find no such software for my specific card, and the vendor said that the software they gave me is the only software in the world that would work with my card. so I was stuck with this crappy software (for about a week more).

    So my solution was to purchase another DVR card, and this other card that I got came with the "QX2006" software that records directly into a *.avi format in super high quality with good compression.

    Recordings made with QX2006 can be dragged directly into Nero Vision to create a DVD Playable "Movie" Disc and now I am very happy with this software while I plan to sell my previous AV-8008 DVR card that came with this crappy junkware proprietary software on Ebay.

    I would do the same for all of you Kodicom/Diginet DVR card owners. If you want to create a DVD Video playable Disc with your *.BIM files, you are out of luck. Any software that can't record into an industry standard format is junkware and if you spend a lot of money for that card, I hate to tell you that you own a huge EXPENSIVE paper weight, sell that card back on Ebay and get your self another card that records in industry standard video format that Nero Vision, etc can understand and compile into DVD Video playable format.

    This is something you need to know if you are looking for a new DVR card, as many sellers out there doesn't specify if their software do proprietary or not, and in my experience this was a problem at first. If you are not sure, ask the seller first before you purchase it to avoid loosing time in refunding and purchasing.

    So far, here is the software that I was able to confirm that they record in industry standard format

    SOFTWARE | VIDEO FORMAT USED | Nero Vision
    ==========================================
    QX2006 | Xvid to *.AVI | Works
    DigiVue | Divx to *.avi | Works
    WolfCom | Divx to *.avi | Works

    *Either remote software for DigiVue or WolfCom can interwork with each other, for example if you have 16 cameras connected at one location with the DigiVue software and then you have another 16 cameras connected at another location with the WolfCom software, you can simply use the DigiVue Client Remote software to view both of these server as one (32) in your laptop without having to use two softwares for this, BUT the QX2006 remote software is not intercompatible with these 2 other software and requires a separate client remote software to view QX2006 video stream (unless I can find a "universal remote viewing software" that can video any video server regardless of software being used as server).
    Jay /
    Administrator
    2010-02-25 07:09:12
    #22
    Hi FranciscoNET, many thanks for sharing your experiences and advice.

    It's very true that these proprietary formats can be a real pain and a bit of initial research can go a long way and save people a bunch of cash.
    Gigi
    2010-03-16 03:50:30
    #23
    Where can I get a .BIX and .BOX file player as I want to open recorded CCTV files. I'm using the Kodicom PC based DVR.
    FranciscoNET
    2010-03-16 16:00:01
    #24
    Gigi, and others with similar situations. If you want to export a footage created with your Kodicom PC based DVR, and you do not have either a player software that you can use to playback these *.BIX videos, try to see if Kodicom server application have a video converter to *.AVI somewhere (try and play with all 'features' to see if you find one). If you don't find one and the only thing you can do is the standard "playback" of previous recordings, then you still have a few options.

    Option 1) Purchase a VGA to RCA/S-Video Scanline Modulator (Converter) (If the server doesn't have a Video Card with S-Video/AV capable conection), then connect a VCR or a Stand Alone DVD Recorder to your DVR, and then start play playing back the video of interest on your DVR, put it in full screen and then press pause on the DVR in the first position, then on your external recording device (your VCR or DVD Recover) insert a new blank VHS tape or a blank DVD-R disc and press record, wait about 10 seconds and then press play on your DVR.

    What this will do is, this will manually record what ever you are seeing in your DVR monitor to your external recording device. The ONLY drawback of this is that you will need to wait real time, which means if you need to export 2 hours worth of content, you will need to literally wait the full TWO HOURS for the job to be done as you cant go higher than 1x speed this method, but regardless is a method that really works.

    METHOD 2) install a Screen Capture to *.AVI creating software, like Camstasia (not freeware, comes as free demo, but there MIGHT be a free ware alternative that does this, so google up if you dont want to pay up for this software). I have heard that with Camstasia you can position select on your screen to only record this area to an *.avi regular video file using the ever popular Divx, or Xvid formats, etc... This method will come in handy if, for example, the Kodicom playback software doesn't have full screen capability which means that using my Method #1 will result in recording everything you see on the screen, including the program's controls layout, time bars, etc that you would normally see when you playback a video not in full screen mode, now that kind of evidence is kind off sloppy and is not what you would want to do, so if you cannot full screen, then Option 1 is more or less out of the line and you will need this Method #2, using software to screen capture a specific section to avoid recording program based control layouts and other unnecessary graphics, buttons, etc...

    Both of these methods have a recording speed of 1X since they are both manual, but method #2 is completely 100% digital and requires no VGA to S-Video scan-line converter or a Video card with S-Video/RCA output functionality.


    Additional note:
    Method #2 will export the video file directly in to a *.AVI that Windows Media Player can playback. If your intention is to create a playable DVD Video Disc you will need software like Nero Vision 4 or greater to transcode that *.AVI directly into a playable DVD format, OR you can now, at this point, just open it up under Windows Media Player and then press ALT+Enter to full screen Windows Media Player so you can export that video using my Method #1, the VCR or Stand Alone DVD Recorder way.

    Also, both of these method is very easy and does not require you do hire expensive professional help in order to accomplish them. The only requirement is time, time that you need to invest in order to do the set-ups and the recordings.

    Hope this helps!
    The Turk
    2011-10-18 05:37:48
    #25
    .BIX AND .BOX files can be opened by the program called ''BOX Player''
    here is the link for download.

    http://www.cctvtools.net/tools/BoxPlayer.zip

    Small file quick installation. Once you installed it to your PC run it, then click on 'search' button that only opens files with the .BOX extension.

    Good luck fellas.